Black Hawk County

Sgt. Maurice C. Brown



Gold Star Mother



Gold Stars Are Symbols of Mother’s Day
for Women Whose Sons Will Never Return

These mothers represent hundreds like them in Waterloo to whom Mother’s day brings memories of the sons who will never return from service in World war II. Although they join with the nation in rejoicing in the victory over Germany, they contributed more than anyone else to make V-E day a reality.

Shown above is Mrs. J. S. Brown, 412 Sunnyside avenue, as she reminisces this Mother’s day with the pictures of her three sons in service. Left to right in the portraits are Sgt. Maurice C. Brown, now serving with the infantry in France; J. Shirley Brown, seaman first class, who was killed in action in the north Pacific Mar. 9, 1944, while on duty as a radar operator with the coast guard; and Capt. James G. Brown, serving with the paratroops in England.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, May 13, 1945, Page 6 (photo included)