Alvin Lee Brown

Korean War
Service #17256829
RankPrivate First Class U.S. Army
Date of DeathAugust 9 1950
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Silver Star
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
For his leadership and valor, Private First Class Brown was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private First Class Brown was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On August 9, 1950, with complete disregard for his personal safety, he charged through a withering hail of enemy fire to singlehandedly capture an enemy gun position near Waegwan, South Korea. His action enabled his comrades to continue their advance and secure their objective. He was mortally wounded.