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Lieutenant Alfred O. Brown
Bloomington
McLean County, Illinois

[McLean County, Illinois, in the World War, 1917-1918; by Edward E. Pierson & Jacob Louis Hasbrouck c 1921]
(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)


Lieut. Alfred O. Brown of Bloomington

  • entered Second Fort Sheridan Training Camp August 27, 1917;

  • commissioned first lieutenant (infantry section) Officers Reserve Corps, November 27, 1917;

  • on duty as platoon leader and company commander with Tenth U. S. Infantry, Fort Benjamin Harrison, December 15, 1917, to June 19, 1918;

  • on duty as company commander of 29th Company, Machine Gun Training Department, Camp Hancock, Ga., June 21, 1918, to August 10, 1918;

  • company commander of 6th Company, Hancock, August Replacement Draft, August 10, 1918, to September 11, 1918;

  • Commanding Hancock August Replacement Draft, August 17, 1918, to September 11, 1918;

  • left Camp Hancock for overseas service August 17, 1918;

  • left Camp Merritt, N. J., August 22, 1918;

  • left U. S. on board S. S. "Zealandia" August 23, 1918;

  • arrived Liverpool, Eng., September 5, 1918, and reached Southampton, Eng., same date;

  • arrived Cherbourg, France, Sept. 8, 1918;

  • arrived Selles-sur-Cher, France, September 11, 1918;

  • on duty with 16th Infantry as platoon leader and company commander August 14, 1918, to March 2, 1919, drilling replacements and convoying replacement troops to the front;

  • left Brest, France, February 8, 1919;

  • arrived Hoboken. N. J., February 26, 1919;

  • honorably discharged at Camp Dix, N. J., March 3, 1919.

Lieut. Brown was an ideal officer, born to command, and made good in the fullest acceptation of the term. He brought credit to his city and county.



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