Cledith Brown was the son of William M. Brown and Sarah Jane Keller.

Private Cledith Brown was born on June 24, 1921. He worked as a mechanic before enlisting in the army on June 13, 1944, in Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He served in Company H, 345th Infantry. He died on February 28, 1945 and is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery (Section B, Site 5888). He was returned from Foy-Bastogne, Belgium

The Knoxville Journal, March 27, 1949
The body of Pvt. Cledith Brown who was killed in Germany Feb. 28, 1945 arrived in Knxoville Thursday, March. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Brown, Maryville; one daughter, Willa Dean Brown, Maryville; brothers, Joe and Lonnie Thompson, Maryville; Clifford Brown, Miami, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Dacie Davis, Townsend; Mrs. Clara Cagdill, Neubert, Tenn.; Mrs. M.D. Morrison, Knoxville; one sister-in-law, Mrs. M.C. Brown, Knoxville; numerous nieces, nephews and friend.
He was a member of Cagley Chapel Church and a graduate of Lanier High School.

Picture below, Little Willa Dean Brown placed flowers on the grave of her father in 1950.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 June 1921
  • Date of death: 28 February 1945
  • County: Blount
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 345th Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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