John Henry Brown of Route 4, Thorngrove Pike.

Before entering the war, he was employed with a lime company in Knoxville.
Private Brown was killed in action on Okinawa Island in the Pacific theatre. He was serving with the F2 Company Battalion, 22nd Marines, U.S. Marine Corp.

He was survived by mother, Mrs. Neppie Nelson, wife, Mrs. Nada Belle Brookshire Lambert, son, Will Alvin Brown, daughters, Mary Frances and Anna Jewel, brothers, L.C. and Shirley Brown, sister, Mrs. Violet Hurst. He was returned to the United States and funeral services were held March 13, 1949, at Marbledale Church of God. He was buried at Asbury Cemetery, Knoxville, with the John Lilly Detachment of the Marine Corps in charge of military services at the graveside.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 May 1919
  • Date of death: 15 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 22nd Marines, 6th Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Asbury Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Michael Brown

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