Biography

Brown, Melvin Louis [PFC D8thECB]

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PFC Melvin Louis Brown

Medal Of Honor
8th Engineer Combat Battalion
D CO
Army
Hostile, Died (KIA)
Date Of Loss: September 5, 1950
Service Number: RA13303715
Born: February 22, 1931
Home Or Place Of Enlistment
Mahaffey, Pennsylvania
Clearfield County
Location Or Battle Zone: Taegu Area
Town Or Area: Kasan
Burial Location
Mahaffey Cemetery, Mahaffey, Pa
Comments: Private First Class Brown was a member of Company D, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. While attacking enemy positions near Kasan, South Korea on September 5, 1950, he exposed himself to enemy fire on a 50 foot wall to deliver rifle fire on the assaulting enemy until his ammunition was exhausted. He threw his remaining grenades, then his used his entrenching tool as a weapon. He drove ten enemy soldiers from the wall until he was killed by the enemy.

Korean War Project Key No: 3517