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First Name: Morris

Last Name: Brown

Birthplace: Lancaster, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Erie County, NY
Middle Name: Henry

Date of Birth: 12 September 1924

Date of Death: 09 April 1945

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1941 - 1945
Morris Henry Brown, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Morris Henry Brown, Jr.
Corporal, U.S. Army

Morris Henry Brown, Jr. was the son of Morris Henry Brown, Sr., and Hedwig Wilhelmina Deutschlander Brown. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 21 September 1942 in Buffalo, NY.

In April 1945, Corporal Morris Henry Brown, Jr. was serving with Company D, 781st Tank Battalion, 100th Infantry Division, Seventh U.S. Army.

On 7-8 April, CPL Brown's unit was in action against German forces near Heilbronn, Germany. CPL Brown's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism during that period, at the cost of his life, earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

On 9 April, CPL Brown Died of Wounds suffered in battle.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Corporal Morris H. Brown, Jr. (ASN: 12167187), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 781st Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 April 1945. Corporal Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 445 (August 27, 1945)


Corporal Morris Henry Brown, Jr. is buried at Lancaster Rural Cemetery in Lancaster, Erie County, NY.


Honoree ID: 312183   Created by: MHOH




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