Brown, Preston, 1872-1948Alternative names
Preston Brown (b. Jan. 2, 1872, Lexington, Kentucky-d. June 30, 1948), Major General in the U.S. Army, a Yale University graduate, began his military career as a private in the 5th Artillery, received a commission in 1897. During World War I, he served as chief of staff, 4th Army Corps; commanding general of the 3rd Division; and assistant chief of staff, American Expeditionary Forces, in occupied German territory. He was the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal. Following the War, among other posts, General Brown was director of the Army War College in Washington, D.C.
From the description of Brown, Preston, 1872-1948 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10597352
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