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PVT Albert F. Brown


American soldiers Ralph G. Payne and Albert F. Brown on guard duty, just before the onset of war, Manila, 1941. Photo taken by Carl Mydans, Life Magazine

Private Albert F. Brown (Right) entered the U.S. Army from Texas and served with Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment in the Philippines during World War II. He was captured in Bataan following the American surrender on April 9, 1942, and died of dysentery on June 9, 1942, at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp in Nueva Ecija Province. He was buried in a communal grave in the camp cemetery along with other deceased American POWs; however, his remains could not be associated with any remains recovered from Cabanatuan after the war. Today, Private Brown is memorialized on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Active Pursuit.



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