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Levin Brown

148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

Georgia

Died:

10/31/1918

Grave Location:

Plot D, Row 3, Grave 18

Pfc. Levin Brown was a runner for the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division. A runner was a messenger who would deliver communications from one American unit to another. This job required physical fitness, as he would quickly deliver messages nearby and return many times a day. It also required someone deemed dependable and trustworthy by his commander.

On October 30, 1918 the 37th Division replaced the French 132nd Division on the front lines in Belgium, and began an attack the following morning. While delivering a message on October 31 Brown was killed by a German sniper.

Levin Brown is buried in Flanders Field American Cemetery Plot D, Row 3, Grave 18.