Charles R. Brown
|Charles R. Brown|
Thomas S. Gates and Brown on Saratoga, 1958
|Birth name||Charles Randall Brown|
13 December 1899|
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||8 December 1983(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|
|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
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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