James Lee Brown
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
James L. Brown was born in
Wilson, North Carolina on August 29, 1921. He enlisted in the
on December 12, 1940, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His home of residence was listed as Nash County,
North Carolina and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms. He had completed
grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
The date of his assignment to
the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by 1942-1943 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia during that time frame.
Private James L. Brown at Camp Gordon, GA 1942
Photo from the webmaster's collection
Private Brown was killed in action in the vicinity of La Maugerie, France, on July 11, 1944.
James L. Brown was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in North Carolina.
Brown Family Cemetery
Bailey (Nash County)
North Carolina, USA
Grave marker for James L. Brown
Photo by Tracie Curnell from the Find A Grave website
Grave monument for James L. Brown
Photo by Deborah S from the Find A Grave website
Top photo of Private James L. Brown at Camp Gordon, Georgia from the webmaster's collection
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