PRIVATE RAYMOND CHARLES BROWN was born August 27, 1912 to William H. and Nellie May Brown. Raised in Camden NJ, he had attended Sewell, Camden Junior High School #1, and Camden High School. After leaving school, he worked with his father at a yarn mill, he also worked for the J.S. Reid Company in Camden. He had grown up at 710 North 9th Street in Camden NJ prior to entering the United States Army on August 26, 1943, a home his parents had owned since at least 1920. The oldest of three children, he had two sisters, Dorothy May and Naomi.
Private Brown trained at Camp Van Dorn LA and Camp Breckenridge KY before he was sent overseas. He was killed in action in France on July 15, 1944. 31 years old at the time of his death, he was survived by his mother, Nellie Brown, of the 9th Street address, and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Mathis and Mrs. Naomi Lighthiser, both of Camden. His death was reported in the September 19, 1944 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.
Raymond Charles Brown was brought home to New Jersey after the war ended. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken NJ on April 17, 1948.
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