Owen L. Brown
USS West Virginia
Owen Leroy Brown, Chief Machinist Mate, born Oct. 15, 1920, Denison, KS, spent his early life in Galva, IA, and enlisted in the USN after graduating from Galva High School. He joined the USN Sept. 10, 1940, and in December 1940, he was assigned to the USS West Virginia at Bremerton Navy Yard. Other stations were Great Lakes, IL, and the USS MacDoungh (DD-351). On Dec. 7,1941, they lost their ship at the Pearl Harbor attack. He spent some time on the USS MacDoungh (DD-351). In August 1942 he was reassigned to the West Virginia.
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