Charles R. Brown

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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 nameCharles Randall Brown
Born(1899-12-13)13 December 1899
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
Died8 December 1983(1983-12-08) (aged 83)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1917–1962
RankFlag of a United States Navy admiral.svg Admiral
Commands heldUSS Gannet (AM-41)
USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
United States Sixth Fleet
Battles/warsWorld 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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