Charles Brown (Medal of Honor)
New York City, New York
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1870 - 1871|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal Charles Brown (born 1849) received the United States's highest honor for bravery, the Medal of Honor. Corporal Brown was a United States Marine and was born in New York City. He enlisted in Hong Kong in 1870. The tracking number for his Medal of Honor is No.: 169, and is dated 8 February 1872. Brown never received his medal, as he deserted from the Marine Corps in October 1871. 
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: New York, N.Y. Enlisted at: Hong Kong, China. G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.
- On board the USS Colorado in action against a Korean fort on 11 June 1871. Assisted in capturing the Korean standard in the center of the citadel of the fort.
- "Korea 1871 — Medal of Honor recipients". Naval History & Heritage Command. 1997-04-14. Retrieved 2007-10-21.
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