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Brown, Charles Randall, ADM.
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
Last Known Activity
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.