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) -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars commemorated the Brown-Marshall VFW Post at 82 Broad Street, Bloomfield in honor of John Marshall and Alvin Brown.

John Marshall was killed in action in Italy while serving with the 371st Infantry of the 92nd Division in July 1944.

Alvin Brown was killed in action while serving with the same outfit in April 1945. He had previously served six years in the National Guard before entering the Army.


Private Alvin C. Brown, U.S. Army, serial No. 20284495, served in the 370th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division. He entered the service from New Jersey, and died on April 6, 1945.

Brown is buried at Plot B, Row 3, Grave 13, in the Florence American Cemetery, Via Cassia, Florence, Italy .

He was awarded the Purple Heart.


Sources

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

World War II

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