[ courtesy of P Barela]
BROWN ---Herman A. Brown, 83, a resident o Albuquerque
for right years, died Tuesday, November 29, 1994.
He is survived by his daughter Janet B. Doty and
husband, William L, Doty of :Los Linas [Lunas] son, George A. Brown and
wife, Stephanie Michelle Doty, both of Palmer, AK, grandchildren Lari
Doty and Michelle Doty, both of Los Lunas, Shari Brown, Terese Brown,
Natalie Brown and Cameron Brown, all of Plmer [Palmer], AK; three
great-grandchildren; and sister, Mabel Parkinson of Tulsa, OK. Mr.
Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Micki Brown in 1991.
He served in the US Army during WWII, was a POW and a
Purple Heart recipient.
Mr. Brown was the President of Retirement Club of IBEW
Local 611, and was a member of the union for 49 years. He was past
president of the Palo Duro Senior Citizens Fishing Club. Mr. Brown
was an avid bowler.
Services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at French
Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE with
Reverend Charles E. Price officiating. Cremation will follow the
service. Friends may visit French mortuary, Friday from 4:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be
made in his memory to the Salvation army, 501 Broadway, NE, 87102.
|Grave marker for Herman A. Brown in Sunset
Memorial Park, Albuquerque (Bernalillo county), New Mexico.
some reason his draft record implies he did not register for the draft
until age 23, ca 1944. But, he was already serving at that time.
Herman, a National Guardsman, enlisted in the Army at Pawhuska,
OK on 16 September at age 19, four years earlier than the draft
On 16 October 1942, Pvt
Brown was transferred from the Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA to Hq
Hq, 508th PIR as a member of the cadre team.
Pvt Brown was sent to a school on 17 July
1943, perhaps for medical training. On 25 May 1944, SSgt Brown was
attached to Hq 3rd from the Medical Detachment.
SSgt Brown was initially listed on Hq 3rd Morning Reports as missing in
action as of 6 June 44. His status was changed on 31 August 1944
to "from missing in action to slightly wounded in action 4148 Hospital
plant APO #63 US Army" [that hospital was in Fairford,
Gloucestershire, England. He returned to duty on 22 September 1944
and was transferred to Service Company for light duty.
On 18 December 1944, he was transferred back to the Medical Detachment
Similar to the date confusion on his draft registration is the fact that
the National Archives records show he was taken prisoner on 6 June 1944.
How he came to return to his unit is an unknown, perhaps he managed to
escape his captors but in any instance, he is shown on duty with the
regiment as early as 23 September 1944 when he was released from the