KENNETH C. BROWN, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 14, 1923
Date of death: April 11, 1950
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

Kenneth Calhoun Brown

Birmingham, Michigan

A perpetual grin, a ready wit, and an endearing spirit—that's Ken Brown. This bundle of energy entered our lives in an active way. Receiving visiting teams, sailing, dragging, and being host at the famous Cottage Club on the shores of the Severn occupied this midshipman's time on the week-ends. During the week, the Fox spent most of his time successfully evading the grasping clutches of the D O.'s. When K. C. entered Annapolis, the Brown Star Products lost their best salesman. He could persuade Culbertson that the Brooklyn Bridge was just another game. With these attributes, Ken will always be surrounded by a host of admiring friends.

The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From the Detroit Free Press on April 13, 1950:

… died when his F8F Bearcat fighter crashed near Corpus Christi, Tex. Lt. Brown was graduated from Annapolis in 1947 and served as a line officer aboard the carrier Antietem before beginning flight training in 1948. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley M. Brown, or 4525 Charing Cross Rd. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Kingsley, Jr.; a sister, Carolyn, a student at Smith College, and his grandmother, Mrs. Carolyn Mambert, of Bloomfield Hills. Before entering the Naval Academy, he was graduated from Baldwin High School, Birmingham.

The date of his loss was April 11, 1950. Kenneth is buried in Michigan.


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