Brown, Wilson, Jr., VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, The White House
Service Years
1902 - 1944
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
New Haven, CT

Date of Passing
Jan 02, 1957
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Presidential Service Badge WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30 Amphibious Forces Patch

 Unofficial Badges 

Navy Officer Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

VADM Brown had a long and distinguished career in the US Navy. That career is shown throughout this profile and in the Biography under the "Other news" section.
Other Comments:

Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War I
Service: Navy
Division: S.S. Parker
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Wilson Brown, Jr. (NSN: 0-1430), United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U. S. S. PARKER, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.

 Tributes from Members  
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote the following up... posted by Myers, Sheila Rae (TWS Memorial Team), HM3 90
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNAVSTA New York, NYNaval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVUSS Colorado (BB-45)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonNaval War College (Staff)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Pacific (COMPHIBPAC)
  1908-1911, USS Montana (ACR-13)
  1911-1912, NAVSTA New York, NY
  1913-1915, USS Connecticut (BB-18)
  1918-1918, USS Parker (DD-48)
  1918-1919, Naval Attache Office (NAO) London, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1919-1920, USS Blakeley (DD-150)
  1921-1923, USS Colorado (BB-45)
  1923-1924, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force
  1924-1928, The White House
  1929-1931, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1932-1933, USS California (BB-44)
  1933-1934, Naval War College (Staff)
  1934-1937, The White House
  1936-1938, Commander Cruisers Scouting Force
  1938-1941, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1941-1941, Commander, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet
  1941-1941, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1942-1942, Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Pacific (COMPHIBPAC)
  1942-1943, 1st Naval District
  1943-1944, The White House
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I/Anti-Submarine Warfare
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1898-1902, United States Naval Academy
  1920-1921, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 11, 2016, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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