William J. (Buddy) Brown was born in Georgia, the son of John Brown and Susie Elizabeth Ferguson. Stepson of Carroll Charles Monroe Carroll.

Private First Class Brown was with Company B of the 301st Engineer Battalion (Combat), which was the combat engineering unit of the 76th Infantry Division.

The 76th ID went through combat in the ETO, beginning in late January 1945, and the division fought in the Ardennes and northern Alsace, in the Rhineland and Central Germany, and ended up in May 1945 in Saxony. Given that he died in July 1945, he must never have fully recovered from wounds he suffered.

Died non battle
Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 8 July 1949
The body of Pfc. William J. (Buddy) Brown, killed near Pisa, Italy, July 2, 1945, will be buried in Greenwood Cemetery this afternoon after service in the Philadelphia Baptist Church. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1289, will furnish military honors at the grave. Pfc. Brown is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Carroll, Rossville, Route 2; a brother, Luther Brown, Greeneville, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Delia Melton, also of Greeneville. The soldier entered the army June 17, 1942. He served overseas 30 months with the Fifth Army Engineers and had earned three battle stars in Africa, Sicily and Italy.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 September 1908
  • Date of death: 2 July 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 76th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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