Charles R. Brown

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This article is about a US Navy admiral. For the US Baptist clergyman and Semitic scholar, see Charles Rufus Brown.
Charles R. Brown
SecDef Thomas S. Gates and VADM C.R. Brown on USS Saratoga (CVA-60) in 1958.jpg
Thomas S. Gates and Brown on Saratoga, 1958
Birth name Charles Randall Brown
Born (1899-12-13)13 December 1899
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
Died 8 December 1983(1983-12-08) (aged 83)
Buried at United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1917–1962
Rank US Navy Admiral Flag.svg Admiral
Commands held USS Gannet (AM-41)
USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
United States Sixth Fleet
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Charles Randall Brown (23 December 1899 – 8 December 1983) was a United States Navy four-star admiral.

As a Vice-Admiral, he commanded the United States Sixth Fleet. He became the Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH), 1959–1961, as a full admiral. It was in this role in 1959 that he instigated the creation of the Gray Eagle Award.

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