Brown, Charles Randall, ADM

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131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1959-1960, 131X, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE)/Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe
Service Years
1921 - 1962

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Brown, Charles Randall, ADM.
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Home Town
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Last Address
Bethesda, Maryland

Date of Passing
Dec 08, 1983
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 6, Lot 1188

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Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) US Navy Retired 30

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United States Navy Admiral. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland in 1921 and earned his pilot's wings in 1924. He was the Captain of the aircraft carriers "USS Kalinin Bay" and "USS Hornet" in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. In 1952, he was named commander of Carrier Division 6 in the Mediterranean Sea. He was named commander of the United States Navy's Sixth Fleet in 1956 and was appointed commander-in chief of Allied Forces in Southern Europe in 1959. It was in this role in 1959 that he instigated the creation of the Gray Eagle Award. He retired in 1962.

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  1956-1958, 131X, Commander Naval Forces Europe/Commander Sixth Fleet (CNE-C6F)

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Commander Naval Forces Europe/Commander Sixth Fleet (CNE-C6F)

Ofstie, Ralph, VADM, (1918-1956) OFF 132X Vice Admiral
Christodulou, Anthony, SN, (1955-1959) 00 00-0000 Seaman
Shaw, Johnny Wayne, CMC, (1947-1977) AC Senior Chief Petty Officer

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