Alvin C. Brown

New VFW Post Honors Two Belleville Negroes

Vet Organization Names Post
After John Marshall and Alvin Brown, 
Both Killed In Italy During WW2

(Nov. 7, 1945) Private Alvin Brown was killed in action while serving with an anti-tank company in Italy on April 6, 1945. He had previously served six years in the National Guard before entering the Army from New Jersey.

According to the American Battle Monuments Commission, Alvin C. Brown, served in the 370th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division.

Pvt. Brown was awarded the Purple Heart. He is buried at Plot B, Row 3, Grave 13, in the Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy.

On January 22, 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars commemorated the Brown-Marshall VFW Post 8865 at 82 Broad Street, Bloomfield in honor of [John] Gus M. Marshall Jr. and Alvin Brown. Marshall was killed in action in Italy while serving with the 371st Infantry of the 92nd Division in July 1944.

Sources: The Belleville Times, American Battle Monuments Commission; Charles Lawton, Coordinator, Administrative Operations, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; Allen Garth, CDR, VFW Post 711; Tina Clark, VFW Magazine; Historical Society of Bloomfield, N.J., Anne Carlino, Jean Kuras, Rich Rockwell.


American Battle Monuments Commission

The Belleville Times, Nov. 7, 1945

National World War II Memorial

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

  A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

Belleville, New Jersey

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