Ray L Brown (1916 - 1994)

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Ray L Brown
1916 - 1994
updated February 06, 2019
Ray L Brown was born on December 17, 1916. He died on August 1, 1994 at 77 years old. We know that Ray L Brown had been residing in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi 39042.

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Ray L Brown died on August 1, 1994 at 77 years old. He was born on December 17, 1916. We have no information about Ray's family. We know that Ray L Brown had been residing in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi 39042.
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In 1916, in the year that Ray L Brown was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1921, when he was only 5 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1951, he was 35 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1980, when he was 64 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1994, in the year of Ray L Brown's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Jun 15, 1950 - October 1979
Andrew Brown
Feb 20, 1944 - Sep 3, 2001
J R Brown
Jul 18, 1946 - Feb 1, 2000
Ronald O Brown
Aug 4, 1948 - Mar 11, 2009
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Jun 24, 1945 - September 1979
Myrtle Brown
Jun 4, 1899 - August 1976
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Earnestine Brown
Jul 25, 1899 - Nov 1, 1989
Smithdale, MS
Katie Brown
Feb 1, 1899 - Nov 30, 2000
Port Gibson, MS
Flora L Brown
Dec 25, 1946 - Jul 23, 2005
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William Brown
Apr 30, 1920 - Mar 3, 1996
Benton, MS
David Brown
Dec 25, 1945 - Apr 9, 2002
Chicago, IL
Willa B Brown
Dec 31, 1942 - January 1995
Magee, MS
Jim Brown
Sep 8, 1944 - May 1986
E Brown
Aug 26, 1946 - October 1991
Jackson, MS

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