Doyle R. Bown was born on 4 February 1931 to Norris Edward Brown and Hester Wilson
Died 26 September 1950

Corporal Doyle R. Brown was a member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 1, 1950. Corporal Brown was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

He is buried at Dill Cemetery in Polk County, Tennessee.

The Polk County News, January 11, 1951
Cpl. Doyle R. Brown, 19, Old Fort, reported missing in action in Korea since Sept. 1, Saturday was officially listed killed in action, a officially listed killed in action, a Defense Department telegram informed his mother, Mrs. Hester Brown. The telegram stated Cpl. Brown was killed Sept. 26, but did not reveal the sector in which he died. Last letter received from Cpl. Brown was dated August 28. He landed in Korea early in August. Cpl. Brown, attended Polk County schools and enlisted in the Army August 24, 1948. He underwent basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and later took advanced training course at an Army base in Washington.
He is survived by his mother, father, Norris Brown, of Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, Edward, Ronald and Buster Brown of Old Fort, and Pfc. Marchell Brown, serving with the Army in Japan, and a sister, Dimple Brown.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 February 1931
  • Date of death: 26 September 1950
  • County: Polk
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Theater: South Korea
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Dill Cemetery, Polk County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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