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First Name: Marvin

Last Name: Brown

Birthplace: Yukon, OK, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Edwin

Date of Birth: 15 April 1915

Date of Death: 29 March 1992

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served: 1941 - 1945
Marvin Edwin Brown

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Marvin Edwin Brown
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
World War II

Marvin Edwin Brown was born on 15 April 1915 in Yukon, OK. He is the son of Charles Edwin Brown and Luetta Vernal Stingley. He has a sister named Hazel Neoma Brown Steele.

Military Service

Marvin enlisted in the U. S. Army on 29 May 1941 at Oklahoma City, OK, with his cousin Harry Maurice "Bud" Vickers. Maurice was killed in 1943 at the Army base in Louisiana.

Marvin served in the Army as a Staff Sergeant in the South Pacific during World War II. He served his time and was honorably discharged on 17 December 1945 in Fort Lewis, WA.

Medals and Awards

Bronze Star Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Victory Medal
Asiatic Pacific Service Medal
American Theater Service Medal
American Defense Service Medal

Family Life

He married Mildred Jean Rankin on 2 September 1942 in Vancouver, WA. They had three children, all born in Portland, OR: Luetta Irene, John Marvin and Patrick Lee Brown. Marvin had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

He worked for many years as a railroad detective.

Death and Burial

Staff Sergeant Marvin Edwin Brown died in his home at Rockaway Beach, OR, on 29 March 1992. He was cremated and his ashes scattered in the forest near the North Fork of the Clackamas River in Oregon, a favored family camping area in which he had fond memories. The family purchased a memorial brick at Dornbecher's Children's Hospital to honor his name.

Honoree ID: 2111   Created by: MHOH




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