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PFC Robert B. Brown

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: , MI
  • Date of Birth:
  • Date of Death: 11-25-1944
  • Conflict: WWII
  • Unit: 3rd Squad of 3RD BATTALION 411/103ID
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    I am researching the men in my father's platoon picture taken in Sep 44 just before the division left Camp Howze, TX. I do not know for sure that this Robert Brown is the same Robert B. Brown Jr. from MI who was in my father's platoon, but details seem to match, so with respect here are the details of the Robert B. Brown that I know. Boogy was in the 3rd squad. The platoon entered combat in mid-Nov 44. Robert was shot in the throat on the 25th during a nasty running gun fight that occurred unexpectedly when the skirmishing platoon suddenly ran into Germans who were also travelling in the same thick woods. The fighting was in the open, tree-to-tree, with snipers both behind and on the flank of the platoon. Boogy's nickname comes from his love of music. Boogy is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold, France. 411 Ready To Strike

    T. Toohig, my father was his squadmate.