Corporal Charles Brown (born 1849) received the United States's highest honor for bravery, the Medal of Honor. Corporal Brown was a United States Marine and was born in New York City. He enlisted in Hong Kong in 1870. The tracking number for his Medal of Honor is No.: 169, and is dated 8 February 1872. Brown never received his medal, as he deserted from the Marine Corps in October 1871.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: New York, N.Y. Enlisted at: Hong Kong, China. G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.
- On board the USS Colorado in action against a Korean fort on 11 June 1871. Assisted in capturing the Korean standard in the center of the citadel of the fort.
This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Korea 1871 — Medal of Honor recipients". Naval History & Heritage Command. 1997-04-14. http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/moh/moh3.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-21.
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