The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Headquarters Company 1st Battalion

Staff Sgt Lawrence Herman Brown Jr
Service # 14104253
S/Sgt Brown was born in 1918 in Georgia and was killed in action on June 16, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.

Sgt Brown is the son of Lawrence Herman Brown Sr [b5/31/1893 in Georgia and died unknown] a steam railroad conductor and the son of Hattie B Hughes Brown [b.1893 in Georgia and died unknown]

S/Sgt Lawrence Herman Brown Jr The 1930 US Census for East Point, Fulton County, Georgia shows George residing at # 203 Newman Ave with his parents and 2 sisters, Frances [b 1921 in Ga and died unknown] and Doris [b 1926 in Ga and died unknown] and brother Emory [b 1923 in Ga and died unknown].

S/Sgt Brown (pictured right) enlisted in the Army on April 4, 1942 at Fort McPherson, Georgia . His enlistment records states Lawrence had completed 1 year of high school and was married.

S/Sgt Brown was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].

S/Sgt Brown is interred in Georgia.


{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}