MELVILLE S. BROWN, CDR, USN
Melville Brown '10
Date of birth: March 8, 1889
Date of death: November 2, 1936
From the 1910 Lucky Bag:
Melville was lost on November 2, 1936 when the aircraft he was aboard crashed. He was the executive officer of USS Lexington (CV 2) at the time.
He had only become a qualified naval aviator (#4171) a short while before, in 1935.
CDR Brown was the Commanding Officer of the USS Truxtun (DD-229) when the ship was commissioned in 1921, and later was Executive Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2).
Brown Field Municipal Airport, near San Diego, is named for Melville.