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Albert B. Brown

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Albert B. Brown served in the United States Army during World War I. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

His award citation reads:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Albert B. Brown (ASN: 2304957), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 121st Field Artillery (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F., near St. Gilles, south of Fismes, France, 7 and 14 August 1918. When a bombardment was laid down on the batteries of his regiment Sergeant Brown, on his own initiative, rushed his detachment to the assistance of the wounded, administering first aid and evacuating the wounded in spite of continued enemy shelling. On another occasion, when he was severely gassed and blinded by the explosion of a mustard gas shell, he made his way to a telephone and summoned medical assistance for the wounded, exposing himself to the increased danger from the effect of gas in order that the other wounded might be cared for.

Brown was born in Sandusky, Ohio; his official residence was listed as Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1]



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