Hamilton County

Pfc. Robert D. Brown




Given Medal

Pfc. Robert D. Brown of this city was presented a purple heart award last week at the U. S. naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., for wounds received while the marine was fighting on Iwo Jima. He entered the marine corps Dec. 1, 1943, and served ten months at sea or overseas. Capt. Frederick Ceres made the presentation of the purple heart according to an official dispatch from the Ninth naval district headquarters.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 18, 1945


Robert D. Brown was born Jan. 4, 1918 to He died Apr. 15, 1991 and is buried in the Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, IA.

Sources: ancestry.com