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Charles R. Brown Papers, 1922-1997 (bulk 1956-1962): Finding Aid

Published in October 2016

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 438
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Charles R. Brown Papers
  • Dates: 1922-1997
  • Bulk Dates: 1956-1962
  • Size: 19.01 linear feet (30 manuscript boxes, 4 flat boxes)
  • Creator: Brown, Charles R. (Charles Randall), 1899-1983
  • Language(s) of material: English, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Abstract: Charles R. "Cat" Brown was an admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1921. The Charles R. Brown Papers span from 1922 to 1997, with the bulk of the documents spanning from 1956 to 1962. While spanning much of Brown's career in the United States Navy, the papers are overwhelmingly the product of Brown's tours as Commander, Sixth Fleet (COMSIXTHFLT) and NATO's Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH). In addition to focusing on Brown's many diplomatic and ceremonial functions, the papers touch upon such topics as the role of the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, the role of NATO in opposing the spread of communism in the Mediterranean, Brown's thoughts on the threat posed by communism, efforts to reorganize the Department of Defense, and turmoil in the Suez, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon in the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as Brown's retirement plans and family life.

Biographical Chronology of Charles R. "Cat" Brown

1899
  • Born on December 13 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Robison and Stella Brown.
1917
  • On June 21, admitted to the United States Naval Academy on appointment from Senator Oscar Underwood of Alabama.
1918
  • Assigned to U.S.S. Ohio (Battleship: BB-12) of the Atlantic Fleet for summer training.
1921
  • On June 3, graduates from the United States Naval Academy.
  • In July, attached to U.S.S. Arkansas (Battleship: BB-33).
  • On November 26, marries Eleanor T. Green of Annapolis, Maryland.
  • In December, transferred to U.S.S. Columbia (Transport: AG-9).
1922
  • In March, detached from U.S.S. Columbia and transferred to Receiving Ship, Philadelphia.
  • In April, assigned to the Office of Naval Communications in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
  • In December, attached to U.S.S. Langley (Aircraft carrier: CV-1).
1924
  • In February, attached to Naval Air Station Pensacola for flight training.
  • On August 15, designated a Naval Aviator.
  • In November, assigned to Aircraft Squadrons, Scouting Fleet.
1926
  • In May, appointed to the Staff, Commander Aircraft Squadron Scouting Fleet.
  • In December, attached to the Flight Division of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department.
1929
  • In September, attached to Bombing Squadron 2 aboard U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-3).
1931
  • In April, Bombing Squadron 2 is redesignated Fighting Squadron 6.
  • In October, attached to the Bureau of Aeronautics.
  • In December, transferred to the Administration Section of the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department.
1934
  • In March, assumes command of U.S.S. Gannet (Minesweeper: AM-41), serving as a tender for the Aleutian Survey.
1935
  • In August, attached to Utility Squadron 2 aboard U.S.S. Wright (Airship tender: AV-1).
1936
  • In June, assigned to U.S.S. San Francisco (Heavy cruiser: CA-38) for duty with Scouting Squadron 11 (and subsequent service with Scouting Squadrons 14 and 12).
1937
  • In June, reports to the Naval War College for instruction (Junior Course).
1938
  • In June, assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola.
1939
  • In June, attached to U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-3).
1940
  • In May, appointed Carrier Air Group Commander aboard U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-3).
1941
  • In April, appointed Air Officer U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-3).
  • On December 21, assumes command of Shore Based Carrier Aircraft Units, Fleet Air Detachment, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor.
1942
  • In May, attached to Headquarters of the Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet.
1943
  • In November, attached to U.S.S. Kalinin Bay (Escort aircraft carrier: CVE-68) for fitting out duty.
  • On November 27, assumes command of U.S.S. Kalinin Bay.
1944
  • Participates in the Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign as commanding officer of U.S.S. Kalinin Bay.
  • In October, attached to the staff of Commander, Carrier Division One as Chief of Staff.
  • In October, participates in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945
  • On August 1, assumes command of U.S.S. Hornet (Aircraft carrier: CV-12).
1946
  • On March 10, reports to Army Air Force Tactical School, Maxwell Field as a Naval Instructor.
1947
  • On July 29, ordered to the Naval War College for instruction (Senior Course).
1948
  • In August, appointed Chief of Staff and Aide to the President of the Naval War College.
1949
  • On February 17, receives honorable mention in the U.S. Naval Institute's essay contest for "The Principles of War."
1950
  • In February, reports as Deputy Director of the Joint American Military Advisory Group, London.
1952
  • In April, assumes command of Carrier Division 6.
1953
  • In August, reports as Deputy Director of the Joint Strategic Plans Group of the Joint Staff Office, Washington.
1954
  • On August 9, reports as Navy Member to the Joint Strategic Survey Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1955
  • On January 24, attached to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet as Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief.
1956
  • In August, appointed Commander, Sixth Fleet and Commander, Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe.
  • The Sixth Fleet evacuates U.S. nationals from Egypt and Israel during the Suez Crisis.
1958
  • In July, the Sixth Fleet lands U.S. forces in Lebanon following revolutions in Iraq.
  • On September 30, is relieved as Commander, Sixth Fleet and assigned temporary duty in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
1959
  • On January 2, appointed Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH).
1960
  • On April 1, is designated the Navy's Gray Eagle as the Naval Aviator on active duty in flight status longer than any other Navy pilot.
  • On August 10, made an honorary member of Italy's National Association of Carabinieri.
  • On August 25, made an honorary citizen of Rhodes.
1962
  • On January 1, transferred to the Retired List.
  • Appointed Vice President of European Operations for McDonnell Aircraft.
1965
  • Retires from McDonnell Aircraft.
1983
  • On December 8, dies at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
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Description of Contents

The Charles R. Brown Papers, comprising 19.01 linear feet of documentation, span from 1922 to 1997, with the bulk of the documents spanning from 1956 to 1962. While spanning much of Brown's career in the United States Navy, the papers are overwhelmingly the product of Brown's tours as Commander, Sixth Fleet (COMSIXTHFLT) and NATO's Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH). In addition to focusing on Brown's many diplomatic and ceremonial functions, the papers touch upon such topics as the role of the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, the role of NATO in opposing the spread of communism in the Mediterranean, Brown's thoughts on the threat posed by communism, efforts to reorganize the Department of Defense, and turmoil in the Suez, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon in the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as Brown's retirement plans and family life.

Included in the collection are incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda, photographs, speeches, orders, newspaper clippings, notes, medals, and certificates.

The Charles R. Brown Papers are organized into seven series by document type. Correspondence, contained primarily within Series 1: General Correspondence and Series 2: Subject Files, comprises nearly two thirds of the collection. The letters within Series 1, arranged both chronologically and by correspondent, offer insights into the many ceremonial and diplomatic functions performed by Brown while serving in the Mediterranean, as well as the missions of the Sixth Fleet and NATO. Those letters which are contained within Series 2, arranged by subject, focus more on aspects of Brown's personal life, such as his retirement planning, his home in Annapolis, and his interest in gardening. Both series also document many of Brown's longstanding friendships both in and outside of the U.S. Navy.

The remaining third of the collection is composed of various document types. Series 2: Subject Files, which includes a wide range of document types, includes materials on Brown's early career as an aviator in the Navy, his interest in officer promotion potential, and his personal finances and interests. Most of Brown's writings, including articles, speeches, and a draft of his memoirs, are contained in Series 3: Writings and Speeches. The speeches, representing the most voluminous of Brown's writings, focus on the missions of NATO and the Sixth Fleet, as well as Brown's views on the threat of communism. Series 4: Newspaper Clippings and Publicity Files consists of newspaper and magazine articles pertaining to Brown's biography, his Mediterranean commands, and the various crises in the Mediterranean during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The majority of Brown's orders, including those for temporary additional duty, are contained within Series 5: Orders. Photographs, mostly in the form of black-and-white publicity/public affairs photographs, can be found in Series 6: Photographs. The photographs largely depict official functions attended or hosted by Brown, such as inspections, good-will tours, and receptions for visiting dignitaries. Finally, Series 7: Awards and Decorations contains certificates and medals awarded to Brown by the U.S. Navy, foreign governments, and foreign military commands.

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Arrangement

The Charles R. Brown Papers are organized into the following seven series:

  • Series 1: General Correspondence, 1950-1962
  • Subseries 1a: Personal Files, 1950-1953
  • Subseries 1b: Correspondence as Commander, Sixth Fleet, 1956-1958
  • Subseries 1c: Correspondence as Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, 1958-1962
  • Series 2: Subject Files, 1925-1997
  • Series 3: Writings and Speeches, 1922-1962
  • Subseries 3a: Writings, 1922-1961
  • Subseries 3b: Speeches, 1958-1962
  • Series 4: Newspaper Clippings and Publicity Files, 1956-1963
  • Series 5: Orders, 1932-1962
  • Series 6: Photographs, 1934-1961
  • Subseries 6a: Albums, 1957-1961
  • Subseries 6b: Prints and Negatives, 1934-1961
  • Series 7: Awards and Decorations, 1939-1965
  • Subseries 7a: Certificates, 196-1961
  • Subseries 7b: Medals and Plaques, 1939-1965
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Access and Use

Access

Access to any potentially classified material is restricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Charles R. Brown Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Commander Randall R. Brown in May 2015. Accession No. 16-12.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional correspondence concerning Brown, as well as his report on Aviation Accidents, can be found in the William Adger Moffett Papers, MS 198, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

Additional material pertaining to Brown's time at the Naval Academy may be found in his Midshipman Personnel Jacket and Alumni Jacket, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Charles R. Brown Papers, MS 438

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in October 2016. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in October 2016.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Allied Forces Southern Europe
  • Brown, Charles R. (Charles Randall), 1899-1983
  • Communism
  • Communism -- Middle East
  • Mediterranean Region -- Foreign relations -- United States
  • Mediterranean Region -- History -- 20th century
  • Mediterranean Region -- Military relations -- United States
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Mediterranean Region
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Mediterranean Region
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East
  • United States -- Military relations -- Mediterranean Region
  • United States. Navy -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • United States. Navy. Fleet, 6th

Genre Terms

  • Certificates
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Medals
  • Memoirs
  • Notes
  • Orders (military records)
  • Photographs
  • Speeches (documents)
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Contents List

Series 1: General Correspondence, 1950-1962 Boxes 1-19

Series Description

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, largely of a personal nature, kept by Brown. While much of the correspondence pertains to topics such as visits paid upon Brown, social events, and family affairs, the correspondence also touches upon notable naval and military events in the Mediterranean and changes in the command structure of the U.S. Military.

Series Arrangement

Organized into three subseries by duty station and date.

Subseries 1a: Personal Files, 1950-1953 Box 1

Subseries Description

Personal correspondence while serving as Deputy Director of the Joint American Military Advisory Group in London and as Commander of Carrier Division Six. The correspondence primarily pertains to Brown's personal finances, purchases, thank you notes, and the appointment of Brown's son to the Naval Academy.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Box 1 Folder 1
Personal File '50, '51, '52, 1950 April-1952 April

Personal finances, purchases, and the appointment of Brown's son to the Naval Academy.

Box 1 Folder 2
RADM C. R. Brown, USN (ComCarDivSIX) Personal File, 1952 April-1953 July

Personal finances, thank you notes, and the appointment of Brown's son to the Naval Academy.

Subseries 1b: Correspondence as Commander, Sixth Fleet, 1956-1958 Boxes 1-7

Subseries Description

Correspondence, both personal and official, with family and friends, fellow officers, ambassadors and diplomats, and foreign (largely Greek) military, political and religious leaders. Also included in the subseries are occasional press clippings. Chronological File letters include thank you letters, invitations, and holiday greetings, as well as letters regarding congratulations on assumption of command, social events hosted by the Browns, port calls and diplomatic visits, Brown's health, distinguished visitors to the Fleet, reactions to news and magazine coverage of Brown and the Sixth Fleet, and personal finances and real estate. Personal File letters include correspondence pertaining to such topics as the health of Brown's son Nick, the Navy career of Brown's son Randall, and other family affairs.

Naval topics and current affairs touched upon in the subseries include the 1956 Suez Crisis, the 1957 Jordan Crisis, the 1957 Syrian Crisis, and the 1958 Lebanon Crisis. Also included are Brown's thoughts on communism, the Soviet Union's involvement in the Mediterranean/Middle East, and proposed reorganizations of the Department of Defense surrounding the unified or single service model.

Correspondents include William Acworth, James E. Brenner, Ray Brock, Nicholas Brown, Randall Brown, Robison Brown, Admiral Arleigh Burke, Marion Campbell, Clare Green Duckett, Mrs. Theodore Gordon Ellyson, Temple Fielding, Admiral Cato Glover, Dr. Manfred Guttmacher, Basil Liddell Hart, Kathrina Brown James, Stella Keyser, Davis Merwin, George H. Miller, Lucian Moebus, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Rear Admiral Robert B. Pirie, Rear Admiral W. K. Romoser, Katriel Salmon, Gilven Slonim, E. B. Taylor, and Vice Admiral C. W. Wilkins.

Subseries Arrangement

Organized into two sequences: Chronological Files and Personal Files. Chronological Files arranged strictly chronologically. Personal Files arranged chronologically by year; thereunder alphabetically by correspondent.

Box 1 Folder 3
Chronological File, 1956 July
Box 1 Folder 4
Chronological File, 1956 August
Box 1 Folder 5
Chronological File, 1956 September
Box 1 Folder 6
Chronological File, 1956 October

Includes material on visits by the King and Queen of Greece.

Box 1 Folder 7
Chronological File, 1956 November

Includes scattered correspondence regarding the Suez Crisis.

Box 1 Folder 8
Chronological File, 1956 December

Includes scattered correspondence regarding the Suez Crisis.

Box 1 Folder 9
Chronological File, 1957 January
Box 1 Folder 10
Chronological File, 1957 February

Includes correspondence on religious worship in the Sixth Fleet.

Box 2 Folder 1
Chronological File, 1957 March

Includes correspondence pertaining to the single service model and an audience with the Pope.

Box 2 Folder 2
Chronological File, 1957 April
Box 2 Folder 3
Chronological File, 1957 May

Includes scattered correspondence on the Jordan Crisis.

Box 2 Folder 4
Chronological File, 1957 June

Includes correspondence regarding the Naval Academy summer practice cruise.

Box 2 Folder 5
Chronological File, 1957 July
Box 2 Folder 6
Chronological File, 1957 August

Includes scattered correspondence regarding Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli.

Box 2 Folder 7
Chronological File, 1957 September

Includes scattered correspondence regarding the Syrian Crisis, Operation Deepwater, poor pilot training, and reporter Drew Pearson.

Box 3 Folder 1
Chronological File, 1957 October

Includes scattered correspondence regarding NATO maneuvers and reporter Drew Pearson.

Box 3 Folder 2
Chronological File, 1957 November

Includes a paper by George H. Miller on the Suez Crisis, as well as Brown's "Battle Hymn" against communism.

Box 3 Folder 3
Chronological File, 1957 December

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's thoughts on higher education, communism, and nuclear retaliation.

Box 3 Folder 4
Chronological File, 1958 January

Includes scattered correspondence about the single service model.

Box 3 Folder 5
Chronological File, 1958 February

Includes scattered correspondence about the single service model and the Rockefeller Committee.

Box 3 Folder 6
Chronological File, 1958 March

Includes scattered correspondence about the single service model.

Box 4 Folder 1
Chronological File, 1958 April

Includes scattered correspondence about the single service model/Department of Defense Reorganization Act and elections in Italy and Greece. Includes photographs of a visit by Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. Includes Arleigh Burke's reaction to Brown's "Battle Hymn."

Box 4 Folder 2
Chronological File, 1958 May

Includes scattered correspondence pertaining to the Sixth's Fleet's role in the Suez Crisis, the Department of Defense Reorganization Act, and Brown's nomination as CINCSOUTH.

Box 4 Folder 3
Chronological File, 1958 June

Includes scattered correspondence regarding the Department of Defense Reorganization Act, the Lebanon Crisis, and Brown's nomination as CINCSOUTH.

Box 4 Folder 4
Chronological File, 1958 July

Includes scattered correspondence regarding Brown's appointment as CINCSOUTH, the Lebanon Crisis, and Soviet/Khrushchev's condemnation of Brown.

Box 5 Folder 1
Chronological File, 1958 August 1-15

Includes scattered correspondence regarding conflict with Admiral Briscoe, the Lebanon Crisis, and Soviet/Khrushchev's condemnation of Brown.

Box 5 Folder 2
Chronological File, 1958 August 15-31

Includes scattered correspondence regarding an article on Brown in the Soviet Navy's newspaper (SOVIET FLEET).

Box 5 Folder 3
Chronological File, 1958 September
Box 5 Folder 4
Personal - Aunty, 1957 February-1958 August
Box 5 Folder 5
Personal - Clare, 1957 January-1958 August

Correspondence with Clare Green Duckett largely regarding Brown's son, Nick.

Box 6 Folder 1
Personal - Kathrina, 1956 October-1958 August

Correspondence with Brown's sister, Kathrina James.

Box 6 Folder 2
Personal - Ma-a-a, 1957 February-1958 September

Correspondence with Marion Campbell.

Box 6 Folder 3
Personal - McCrackens, 1956 July-1958 August

Correspondence with Jenelle and Hiram McCracken.

Box 6 Folder 4
Personal - Mother, 1957 July-1958 August
Box 6 Folder 5
Personal - Nick, 1956 August-1958 August

Correspondence with and about Brown's son, Nick.

Box 6 Folder 6
Personal - Rab, 1956 July-1958 August

Correspondence with Robison Brown.

Box 6 Folder 7
Personal - Ranny & Mimi, 1956 August-1958 September

Correspondence with Randall and Mimi Brown. Includes letters written by Randall Brown while a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.

Box 6 Folder 8
Personal - Sally, 1957 December-1958 September

Correspondence with Sally Brewster.

Box 6 Folder 9
Personal - Snooks, 1956 November-1958 September

Correspondence with Brown's wife, Eleanor.

Box 6 Folder 10
Personal - Stella, 1956 November-1958 September

Correspondence with Stella Keyser.

Box 7 Folder 1
Personal - Weary & Ellen, 1957 April-1958 August

Correspondence with Vice Admiral and Mrs. C. W. Wilkins.

Box 7 Folder 2
Personal - Others, 1957 February-1958 September
Box 7 Folder 3
Round Robin Letters, 1956 October-1957 December

Includes overviews of the Sixth Fleet's itinerary, ports of call, the Suez Crisis, audiences with the King and Queen of Greece, and family affairs. Includes correspondence with Bill and Bella Acworth.

Subseries 1c: Correspondence as Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, 1958-1962 Boxes 7-19

Subseries Description

Correspondence, both personal and official, with family and friends, fellow officers, ambassadors and diplomats, and foreign (largely Italian) military, political and religious leaders. The correspondence includes thank you letters, requests for references and aid (regarding employment and immigration), and invitation responses, as well as letters pertaining to personal finances, family affairs, assumption of command as CINCSOUTH, the possibility of writing a book, personnel issues (requests for transfers, aid seeking appointments, nominations for citations), social events, life at Villa Nike, gardening, automobiles (both official and personal), the National Association of Carabinieri, diplomatic visits and tours of inspection, speaking engagements, NATO press coverage, and Brown's status as the Navy's Gray Eagle. Correspondence from 1961 also covers topics such as AFSOUTH's tenth anniversary, Admiral Brown's impending retirement, and his subsequent employment with McDonnell Aircraft. While much of the Personal File correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing letters, much of the Chronological File correspondence consists of copies of outgoing letters only.

Correspondents include William Acworth, Charles F. Adams, Rear Admiral Frank Akers, Captain A. A. Allen (Brown's Public Information Officer), Major General Charles H. Anderson, Captain E. Robert Anderson, Vice Admiral George W. Anderson, Rear Admiral John J. Bergen, Major General James P. Berkeley, General Siro Bernabo, General G. Bertrand, Lieutenant General Luigi Bianchi, Admiral Luciano Bigi, Admiral Sir Alexander N. C. Bingley, Admiral W. Fred Boone, Major General Umberto Borla, Rear Admiral James W. Boundy, Captain John T. Bowers, James E. Brenner, LCDR John W. Brown, Alastair Buchan, Admiral Arleigh Burke, Marion Campbell, Admiral Robert B. Carney, Mrs. Albert Carpenter, Rear Admiral R.W. Cavenagh, Rear Admiral William C. Chambliss, Rear Admiral Ralph Sperry Clarke, Prince Oddone Colonna, SECNAV John B. Connally, Rear Admiral Clifford S. Cooper, Captain Ralph Cousins, Dr. James E. Crane, Rear Admiral John F. Davidson, Brigadier General Roland Del Mar, Lieutenant General Umberto de Martino, Admiral Robert L. Dennison, Alice DuBois, Judge Bowie Duckett, Rear Admiral Henry E. Eccles, General Clyde C. Eddleman, Vice Admiral C. E. Ekstrom, Rear Admiral E. M. Eller, General Rustu Erdelhun, Major General Duilio S. Fanali, Lieutenant General Frank W. Farrell, Temple Fielding, Rear Admiral A. F. France, General Athanasios Frontistis, General Sir Richard Gale, Barrett Gallagher, Captain J. S. Gray, Robert R. Gros, General Antonio Gualano, General Aurelio Guy, Lieutenant General Paul D. Harkins, Rear Admiral Dale Harris, Basil Liddell Hart, Lieutenant General O. Harteon, Rufus Hayes, Brigadier General J. D. Hittle, Rear Admiral Reynold D. Hogle, Howard Hubbell, Campbell Keyser, Stella Keyser, Kathrina James, Rear Admiral R. K. James, Frank Gard Jameson, Commander John Lagonikas, Naples Mayor Achille Lauro, Captain Neville Levy, Wallace H. Lloyd, Jr., Ambassador John Davis Lodge, Prince Hubertus Lowenstein, General Bruno Lucini, Jenelle McCracken, Vice Admiral David L. MacDonald, James Smith McDonnell, Davis Merwin, Captain E. S. Miller, Rear Admiral George H. Miller, Admiral Lucian Moebus, General James E. Moore, Commodore Gail Morgan, Rear Admiral Ray C. Needham, Major General Ralph M. Osborne, General Kyriakos Panagopoulos, General Randolph McCall Pate, Mayor of Rhodes Dr. Michael Petrides, Rear Admiral J. L. Pratt, Representative Mendel Rivers, William Alfred Rose, General Aldo Rossi, Vice Admiral L. S. Sabin, Jr., Colonel Katriel Salmon, General C. V. R. Schuyler, Sir Robert Scott, Captain Gifford Scull, Rep. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., Colonel Leonard Shapiro, Rear Admiral William R. Sheeley, Culver Sherrill, Vice Admiral Harold Page Smith, Lieutenant General Harry P. Storke, General Cevdet Sunay, Major General Pietro Testa, Rear Admiral George van Deurs, John C. Washington, Captain Max Welborn, Vice Admiral R. F. Whitehead, Alice Widener, Vice Admiral C. W. Wilkins, Admiral Jerauld Wright, James D. Zellerbach, and Margaret Zogbaum.

Subseries Arrangement

Organized into two sequences: Chronological Files and Personal Files. Chronological Files arranged strictly chronologically. Personal Files arranged chronologically by year; thereunder alphabetically by correspondent.

Box 7 Folder 4
Chronological File, 1958 October-1959 June

Includes scattered correspondence on the role of NATO's Southern European Command.

Box 7 Folder 5
Chronological File, 1959 July-December

Includes scattered correspondence regarding the death of Brown's aunt and the disposition of the Jonas Green House in Annapolis.

Box 7 Folder 6
Chronological File, 1960 January-June

Includes scattered correspondence regarding equipping surface vessels with Polaris missiles.

Box 7 Folder 7
Chronological File, 1960 July-September

Includes scattered correspondence regarding Brown's views on communism.

Box 8 Folder 1
Chronological File, 1960 October-December

Includes scattered correspondence regarding Brown's views on negotiating with communists, Brown's candidacy for President of the California College Complex, and food shortages in Rhodes.

Box 8 Folder 2
Chronological File, 1961 January-March

Includes scattered correspondence regarding Brown's interest in the Presidency of LSU, his candidacy for President of the California College Complex, the AFSOUTH 10th anniversary, and the disposition of the Jonas Green House in Annapolis.

Box 8 Folder 3
Chronological File, 1961 April-June

Includes correspondence regarding the AFSOUTH 10th anniversary and the MAAG Conference.

Box 8 Folder 4
Chronological File, 1961 July-September

Includes correspondence regarding post-retirement job prospects, including with the International Hydrographic Bureau and Long Island University. Also includes scattered correspondence preparing for AFSOUTH change of command to James S. Russell.

Box 8 Folder 5
Chronological File, 1961 October-1962 January

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's retirement and his acceptance of a job with McDonnell Aircraft.

Box 9 Folder 1
Chronological File - ADM Charles R. Brown, 1958-1962

Includes materials pertaining to Brown's retirement, health, public appearances, travel, and special events.

Box 9 Folder 2
Chronological File - Mrs. Brown, 1958-1961
Box 9 Folder 3
Personal - A (1959), 1958-1959
Box 9 Folder 4
Personal - B (1959), 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's assumption of command (Briscoe) and possible candidacy for CNO (Brenner).

Box 9 Folder 5
Personal - Browns, R. R., N. H. & R. Jr. (1959), 1958-1959
Box 9 Folder 6
Personal - Memorandums for Mrs. Brown (1959), 1959
Box 10 Folder 1
(1959)Personal - C, 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding the operations of Raytheon subsidiary SIRIMAR (Carney), the Franke Board (Chambliss), and renovations to Villa Nike (Correra).

Box 10 Folder 2
Personal - D (1959), 1958-1959

Includes an Italian article on naval command organization (De' Flamini).

Box 10 Folder 3
Personal - E (1959), 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding Admiral Pecori Giraldi, "European Logistics 1956", and Robert Disher's "Future Trends for Mobile Logistic Support" (Eccles).

Box 10 Folder 4
Personal - F (1959), 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding Army Maneuver Winter Shield (Farrell).

Box 10 Folder 5
Personal - G (1959), 1958-1959
Box 10 Folder 6
Personal - H (1959), 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding SHAPEX (Harkins), anti-submarine warfare (Harrigan), the Military Commentators' Circle (Hart), and long lead-time nuclear carrier appropriations (Hittle). Includes several memos and articles by Basil Liddell Hart on NATO and atomic weaponry.

Box 11 Folder 1
Personal - I (1959), 1959
Box 11 Folder 2
Personal - J (1959), 1958-1959
Box 11 Folder 3
Personal - K (1959), 1958-1959
Box 11 Folder 4
Personal - L (1959), 1958-1959

Includes a copy of John Davis Lodge's "The Sea and Collective Security."

Box 11 Folder 5-6
Personal - M (1959), 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding a Congressional delegation visit to Naples (McCain), material on a June 1959 Soviet MIG attack (Merwin), and criticism of the leadership of Chester Nimitz (Miller).

Box 11 Folder 7
Personal - N (1959), 1958-1959
Box 11 Folder 8
Personal - O (1959), 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding the assignment of women officers (Ofstie).

Box 11 Folder 9
Personal - P (1959), 1958-1959
Box 11 Folder 10
Personal - Q (1959), 1958-1959
Box 11 Folder 11
Personal - R (1959), 1958-1959
Box 12 Folder 1
Personal - S (1959), 1958-1959

Includes scattered correspondence regarding Department of Defense reorganization (Slonim), the substitution women officers for men (Smith).

Box 12 Folder 2
Personal - T (1959), 1958-1959
Box 12 Folder 3
Personal - U (1959), 1959
Box 12 Folder 4
Personal - V (1959), 1958-1959
Box 12 Folder 5
Personal - W (1959), 1958-1959

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's intention to write a book (Willey).

Box 12 Folder 6
Personal - Y (1959), 1959
Box 12 Folder 7
Personal - Z (1959), 1958-1959
Box 12 Folder 8
Personal - Unidentifiable Correspondence (1959), 1959
Box 12 Folder 9
Personal Business Letters (1959), 1958-1959

Includes scattered correspondence on the behavior of NATO personnel in Italy. Also includes official material regarding Brown's assumption of command of AFSOUTH.

Box 12 Folder 10
Personal Mail Log (1959), 1959
Box 12 Folder 11
Personal - A (1960), 1959-1960

Includes scattered correspondence regarding Admiral Ruta and Raytheon (Adams), and meat shortages in Rhodes (Anderson).

Box 13 Folder 1
Personal - B (1960), 1958-1960

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's candidacy for President of the California College Complex (Brenner). Includes a speech by Rear Admiral Anthony Buzzard on disarmament, pacifism, and limited war.

Box 13 Folder 2
Personal - Browns, R. R., N. H. & R. Jr. (1960), 1958-1960
Box 13 Folder 3-4
Personal - C (1960), 1958-1960

Includes scattered material pertaining to a Congressional visit to NATO AFSOUTH (Clark).

Box 13 Folder 5-6
Personal - D (1960), 1959-1960

Includes a French article entitled "The Paradoxes of Atomic Peace" (de la Source). Includes correspondence regarding property transactions (Duckett).

Box 13 Folder 7
Personal - E (1960), 1960
Box 14 Folder 1
Personal - F (1960), 1960

Includes a speech in honor of Brown by Lieutenant General Athanasios Frontistis.

Box 14 Folder 2
Personal - G (1960), 1960

Includes correspondence regarding food shortages in Rhodes (Gruenther).

Box 14 Folder 3
Personal - H (1960), 1959-1960

Includes correspondence pertaining to Basil Liddell Hart's Deterrent or Defense. Also includes several position papers by Liddell Hart on NATO's weaknesses, ratios of force to space, and Alanbrooke.

Box 14 Folder 4
Personal - I (1960), 1960
Box 14 Folder 5
Personal - J (1960), 1960

Includes correspondence regarding retrofits to the Admiral's barge Grazia (James). Includes a speech by Navy League President Frank G. Jameson.

Box 14 Folder 6
Personal - K (1960), 1960
Box 14 Folder 7
Personal - L (1960), 1959-1960

Includes correspondence regarding career vs. non-career diplomats (Lodge).

Box 14 Folder 8
Personal - M (1960), 1960

Includes correspondence regarding home construction and renovation (Moebus).

Box 14 Folder 9
Personal - N (1960), 1960
Box 15 Folder 1
Personal - O (1960), 1960
Box 15 Folder 2
Personal - P (1960), 1959-1960

Includes correspondence pertaining to Brown's honorary citizenship of Rhodes (Petrides).

Box 15 Folder 3
Personal - R (1960), 1960
Box 15 Folder 4
Personal - S (1960), 1959-1960

Includes correspondence regarding lectures at the Imperial Defence College (Scott), Brown's thoughts on democracy (Sherrill), defense organization (Smith), and Exercise Strong Link (Speidel).

Box 15 Folder 5
Personal - T (1960), 1959-1960
Box 15 Folder 6
Personal - U (1960), 1960
Box 15 Folder 7
Personal - V (1960), 1960
Box 15 Folder 8
Personal - W (1960), 1959-1960

Includes articles about NATO by Alice Widener. Includes correspondence regarding Brown's memoirs (Willey).

Box 15 Folder 9
Personal - Y (1960), 1960
Box 15 Folder 10
Personal - Z (1960), 1960
Box 15 Folder 11
Personal Business Letters (1960), 1959-1960
Box 15 Folder 12
Personal - Official Business (1960), 1958-1960

Includes personnel material regarding Brown and documents pertaining to remarks made by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev regarding Brown.

Box 15 Folder 13
Personal - Stamps and Mail Log (1960), 1959-1960
Box 16 Folder 1
Personal - A (1961), 1961
Box 16 Folder 2-3
Personal - B (1961), 1961

Includes correspondence regarding meetings of the Assembly of Western European Union (Badini), the Italian Fulbright Association (Bevilacqua), mobile logistics (Bowen), and Browns failed bid to become President of the California College Complex (Brenner).

Box 16 Folder 4
Personal - Browns (1961), 1961

Includes copies of the announcement of Brown's hiring by McDonnell Aircraft.

Box 16 Folder 5-6
Personal - C (1961), 1961

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's continued attempts to become a University President (Carney).

Box 17 Folder 1
Personal - D (1961), 1961

Includes correspondence pertaining to Roland del Mar's selection to permanent Brigadier General (del Mar).

Box 17 Folder 2
Personal - E (1961), 1961

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's speech before the Imperial Defence College (Eccles). Includes a copy of Eccles' "Functional Forces: A Comment on Military Semantics."

Box 17 Folder 3
Personal - F (1961), 1960-1961

Includes farewell remarks by General Athanasios Frontistis.

Box 17 Folder 4
Personal - G (1961), 1960-1961

Includes correspondence on the Light Weight Strike and Recce Weapon System Phasing Group (Gonnella).

Box 17 Folder 5
Personal - H (1961), 1961

Includes correspondence regarding the SHAPE conference (Hart). Includes photographs from a visit to Newfoundland (Harmon).

Box 17 Folder 6
Personal - I (1961), 1961
Box 17 Folder 7
Personal - J (1961), 1960-1961

Includes correspondence praising President Kennedy (James), and pertaining to Brown's intention to pass his sword to his son (Jarrell).

Box 17 Folder 8
Personal - K (1961), 1960-1961
Box 18 Folder 1
Personal - L (1961), 1960-1961
Box 18 Folder 2-3
Personal - M (1961), 1960-1961

Includes correspondence regarding the Oxford Course on International Communism (McCabe) and Brown's future employment with McDonnell Aircraft (McDonnell).

Box 18 Folder 4
Personal - N (1961), 1961

Includes correspondence regarding Harry Storke (Norstad).

Box 18 Folder 5
Personal - O (1961), 1961
Box 18 Folder 6
Personal - P (1961), 1960-1961
Box 18 Folder 7
Personal - Q (1961), 1961
Box 18 Folder 8
Personal - R (1961), 1960-1961

Includes material on U.S. Ambassador George Frederick Reinhardt, photographs of Brown with General Aldo Remondino, and correspondence regarding the AFSOUTH Tenth Anniversary (Rossi), and Brown's change of command to Admiral James S. Russell (Russell).

Box 19 Folder 1-2
Personal - S (1961), 1961

Includes correspondence regarding Brown's attempts to become a university president (Sherrod) and retirement planning (Smedberg).

Box 19 Folder 3
Personal - Y (1961), 1961
Box 19 Folder 4
Personal - Z (1961), 1961
Box 19 Folder 5
Personal Business Letters (1961), 1960-1961
Box 19 Folder 6
Outgoing Personal Mail Log (1961), 1961-1962

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Series 2: Subject Files, 1925-1997 Boxes 19-21

Series Description

Documentation of both Brown's career in the United States Navy and his personal interests. Career related materials include studies on naval aviation (including safety and insurance implications), a study of promotion in line officer billets, requests for donations from and employment at AFSOUTH, the AFSOUTH tenth anniversary, and Brown's retirement. Materials pertaining to Brown's interests and personal life focus on personal finances, Brown's attempt to become president of either the new 15 California Colleges Complex (now the California State University system) or Louisiana State University, gardening, and the Browns' homes in Coronado and Annapolis. Included in the series are letters, schedules, biographical sketches, certificates, reports, notes, newspaper clippings, press releases, articles, legal documents, invoices, and certificates.

Included among the materials on Brown's homes are documents pertaining to the ownership of and modifications to the Jonas Green House at 124 Charles Street in Annapolis.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box 19 Folder 7

15 California Colleges Complex, 1960

Box 19 Folder 8

15 California Colleges Complex, 1961

Box 19 Folder 9

Admiral Brown's Biography, 1958-1997

Box 19 Folder 10

Admiral Brown's Steak Sauce Recipe, undated

Also includes a punch recipe.

Box 19 Folder 11

Aleutian Islands Survey Expedition, 1934

Description of Alaska in letter to Mrs. N. H. Green.

Box 19 Folder 12

Aviation- Flight Pay, 1925, undated

Box 19 Folder 13

Aviation - General, undated

Role of air activities in coastal defense.

Box 19 Folder 14

Aviation - Insurance, 1928

Box 20 Folder 1

Aviation - Miscellaneous, 1928

Box 20 Folder 2

Aviation - Promotion, 1928

Box 20 Folder 3

Aviation Safety, 1928-1929

Studies and analysis of naval aviation safety, aviation accidents, tail spin, and Brown's suggestion for the creation of trouble boards.

Box 20 Folder 4

Awarded Certificates, Etc., 1959, undated

Non-military awards.

Box 20 Folder 5

The Book, 1959

Suggestions for Brown in writing his autobiography.

Box 20 Folder 6

Burke & Herbert Bank/Riggs National Bank, 1959-1960

Box 20 Folder 7

Burke, Arleigh, 1956-1957

Includes a letter with a zipper attached to it.

Box 20 Folder 8

Charity and Employment (1960), 1960-1961

Requests for donations and employment at AFSOUTH.

Box 20 Folder 9

Charity and Employment (1961), 1961-1962

Requests for donations and employment at AFSOUTH.

Box 20 Folder 10

The Garden, undated

Box 20 Folder 11

House, 1935-1940

Materials concerning the Brown's residence in Coronado, California, as well as financial and loan documents.

Box 20 Folder 12

House Dimensions, 1960, undated

Includes photographs and a survey of the Jonas Green House.

Box 20 Folder 13

House File, 1961

Lease and architectural modifications to the Jonas Green House.

Box 20 Folder 14

Household Goods, 1958-1960

Includes photographs of Brown's garden layout.

Box 20 Folder 15

Invitation to Inaugural Ball, 1957 January

Box 20 Folder 16

Invitations to AFSOUTH 10th Anniversary, 1961

Box 20 Folder 17

Liddell Hart Letter, 1958

Letter regarding Brown's speech before the National Press Club and atomic warfare.

Box 20 Folder 18

LSU, 1961

Box 20 Folder 19

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1962-1963, undated

Includes descriptions of the Jonas Green House to Brown's former driver, J. J. Jefferson.

Box 20 Folder 20

My Planning, 1951-1952, undated

Brown's plans for constructing his own home. Includes correspondence with Lucian Moebus.

Box 21 Folder 1

Passport, 1955

Box 21 Folder 2-3

Promotion/Billet Study, 1933, undated

Includes materials on the Britten Bill.

Box 21 Folder 4

Receipts & Bills, 1956-1958

Box 21 Folder 5

Rent of Apartment at La Bastide, 1956

Box 21 Folder 6

Retirement Papers, 1961-1962

Includes a letter of appreciation from Secretary of the Navy John B. Connally.

Box 21 Folder 7

Robert Sherrod Notebook, 1945, 1984

Photocopies of references to Brown aboard U.S.S. Essex.

Box 21 Folder 8

Roof Framing & Trusses, 1952-1953, undated

Includes correspondence with Lucian Moebus regarding home construction.

Box 21 Folder 9

Royalty, 1958

Includes a report to Navy wives on the visit of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace to the Sixth Fleet, as well as a speech by King Paul to his son on his coming of age.

Box 21 Folder 10

Schedule, 1959

Box 21 Folder 11

Schedule, 1960

Box 21 Folder 12

Shotgun Information, 1960

Box 21 Folder 13

U.S.S. Des Moines Newspaper, 1958 September 29

Farewell tribute to Brown.

Box 21 Folder 14

U.S.S. Kalinin Bay Plank Owner's Certificate, 1943 November 27

Box 21 Folder 15

VADM Brown - Miscellaneous File, 1949-1956

Includes material on medical care for military dependents, the National War College Course on Conflict and Power, and the role of ballistic missiles in NATO.

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Series 3: Writings and Speeches, 1922-1962 Boxes 21-23

Series Description

Speeches, articles, and memoirs written by Brown during and shortly after his U.S. Navy career. The documents pertain to such topics as the threat of communism, the missions of Brown's later commands, and a history of Brown's career.

Series Arrangement

Organized into two subseries by document type.

Subseries 3a: Writings, 1922-1961 Boxes 21-22

Subseries Description

Published and unpublished writings by Brown, including articles and a draft autobiography, entitled The Cat Brown Story - As Told by the Vertical Pronoun or One Pilgrim's Progress, which Brown was working on when he suffered a stroke on January 1, 1966, as well as associated research materials. Articles in the subseries pertain to World War I German surface raiders, the objectives and prosecution of war, and the role of NATO in preventing war and aggression in Southern Europe. Documents denoted by Brown as "Materials for Memoirs" consist of notes, clippings, pamphlets and speeches on topics such as the threat of communism, the threat of nuclear war, and the role of NATO, but appear unrelated to the production of his autobiography.

Two of the articles written by Brown, "The Principles of War" and "American National Strategy," received Honorable Mention in the United States Naval Institute's essay contest.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged by document type.

Box 21 Folder 16
Articles, 1940-1950, undated

Includes "The Saga of a Modern Sea Raider," "The Principles of War," "American National Strategy," and "This We Will Do."

Box 21 Folder 17
The Cat Brown Story - Chapters 1-4, undated

Chapter titles: Early Days; U.S. Naval Academy; First Few Years as an Officer -- I become and Aviator; and Torpedo Squadron One.

Box 22 Folder 1
The Cat Brown Story - Chapters 5-9, undated

Chapter titles: Shore Duty -- And then, finally to a Fighter Squadron; The Bureau of Naval Personnel with its History of Cruel and Repeated Blunders; The Bureau of Personnel's One Shining Accomplishment; I Command my First Ship; and Training Continues as the Clouds of War Gather.

Box 22 Folder 2
The Cat Brown Story - Chapters 10-14, undated

Chapter titles: War! But I am Beached in Washington; At Last at Sea in War Time; The U.S.S. Kalinin Bay; The Battle of Leyte Gulf; and Admiral Frederick C. Sherman.

Box 22 Folder 3
The Cat Brown Story - Chapters 15-19, undated

Chapter titles: The First Post-War Years; Europe at Last; Washington Again, Where I am Turned Down for Promotion; The United States Sixth Fleet; and Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe.

Box 22 Folder 4
Materials for Memoirs - Basil Liddell Hart, 1960

Includes copies of Liddell Hart's lectures on the Military Balance-Sheet of World War II.

Box 22 Folder 5
Materials for Memoirs - Magazine Articles, 1961, undated
Box 22 Folder 6
Materials for Memoirs - Newspaper Clippings, 1922, 1960-1961, undated
Box 22 Folder 7
Materials for Memoirs - Notes, undated
Box 22 Folder 8
Materials for Memoirs - Pamphlets, 1959-1960, undated

Includes the House Un-American Activities Committee's "Facts on Communism," the British Council of Churches' "The Christian Dilemma in the Nuclear Age," USAREUR's "Germany East of the Curtain," and Kenneth Colegrove's ten part "Democracy Versus Communism Series."

Box 22 Folder 9
Materials for Memoirs - Speeches, 1961

A. W. Buzzard's "Defence, Disarmament, and Christian Decisions."

Subseries 3a: Speeches, 1958-1962 Boxes 22-23

Subseries Description

Speeches delivered by Brown before civic organizations, business organizations, military conferences, military support groups, and at Brown's command posts and military educational institutions. Topical coverage of the speeches includes the history and mission of the United States Sixth Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt, the history and mission of NATO and Allied Forces Southern Europe, deterrence in the NATO southern regions, and the histories of the organizations being addressed. Included in the series are drafts, release copies, and reading copies of the speeches.

Individually filed speeches for 1959, 1960, and 1961 are all preceded by a general speech file spanning the entire year.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Box 22 Folder 10
Theodore Roosevelt and the Navy, 1958

Primarily description of the Sixth Fleet.

Box 22 Folder 11
Change of Command Remarks, Sixth Fleet, 1958 September 30

Description and mission of the Sixth Fleet, the Great White Fleet, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Box 22 Folder 12
Press Club Speech, 1958 October 7

Description and mission of the Sixth Fleet.

Box 22 Folder 13
Navy League Speech (release version), 1958 October 24

Description and mission of the Sixth Fleet, the Great White Fleet, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Box 22 Folder 14
Navy League Speech (uncensored version), 1958 October 24
Box 22 Folder 15
Speech to Investment Association of New York, 1958 December 10

Adapted speech by Frank Barnett on the treat of communism.

Box 22 Folder 16
Speech to Insurance Commissioners at New Orleans, 1958 December 17

Speech entitled "A Battle Cry Against Communism."

Box 22 Folder 17
Speech Clearance Changes, 1958

Amendments to other Navy officers' speeches.

Box 23 Folder 1
Speech Guidance, 1958-1959

Includes Brown's Navy Day Speech as well as speeches by Arleigh Burke and L. K. Truscott.

Box 23 Folder 2
Speeches/Remarks, 1959

Speeches include Brown's Change of Command Ceremonies; Welcoming Remarks to Air Marshal Dunlap, Admiral Bingley, General Palmer, Admiral Dennison, General Eddleman, the European-Atlantic Group, Mr. Spaak, and the House Science and Astronautics Committee; Italo-American Association of Naples; West Point Founders' Day Dinner; Navy Wives' Club; Anzio-Nettuna Cemetery; Welcoming Remarks to MAAG Conference; AFSOUTH 8th Anniversary; Welcoming Remarks to Press Group; Blue Ribbon Award for South Pacific; the U.S. Marine Corps 184th Anniversary Ball; Welcoming Remarks to Under Secretary of the Army; and Remarks at Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Box 23 Folder 3
A Battle Cry Against Communism, 1959 January 25
Box 23 Folder 4
Imperial Defence College Speech, 1959 October 14

Description of the structure and threats facing AFSOUTH.

Box 23 Folder 5
Speeches/Remarks, 1960

Speeches include Welcoming Remarks to LTGEN J. Moore; VADM Fitzhugh Lee; ADM H. P. Smith, the NATO Defense College, and LGEN Storke; NATO Counsuls; NATO Wives; Welcoming Remarks to ADM BIGI; West Point Founders' Day Dinner; Acceptance Remarks at Unveiling of Lion of Saint Mark; Welcoming Remarks SACEUR's Major Subordinate Commanders Conference, NATO Parliamentarians, Joint Atomic Energy Committee, CINCENT and COMNAVCENT, and NATO Defense College; Allied Officers' Club; U.S. Press Group; DoD Team to Discuss Proposed SHAPE Tactical Warfare Technical Center; AFSOUTH-MAAG Conference; AFSOUTH Ninth Anniversary; Institute for Strategic Studies; SHAPE Conference Closing Remarks; Staff Answer & Question Period; Change of Command for ADM Needham and ADM Dixon; Rhodes, Greece Honorary Citizen; LANDSOUTH Change of Command; the Imperial Defense College; U.S. Marine Corps 185th Birthday; Italian Telecast; Italian Radio Broadcast; and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Box 23 Folder 6
Speech to the Institute for Strategic Studies, 1960 July 20

Deterrence and Defense on NATO's southern flank.

Box 23 Folder 7
Speech to the Imperial Defense College, 1960 October 14

Deterrence and Defense on NATO's southern flank.

Box 23 Folder 8
Speeches/Remarks, 1961

Speeches include the Gray Eagle Award; Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Italian Officers' Ball; Change of Command, LANDSOUTH; Welcoming Remarks to GEN Bernabo and the French Higher Military Studies Center Group; Welcoming Remarks to the Western European Assembly, National Commander American Legion, the NATO Defense College, U.S. Press, Radio, and TV Correspondents, AFSOUTH Embassy Conference, GEN Kuter, Admiral Sir D. Holland-Martin, COMSIXTHFLET VADM McDonald, SECNAV John Connally, COMLANDSOUTHEAST LTGEN Brown, SHAPE GEN Anderson, Congressional Reserve Group, and ADM James S. Russel; West Point Founders' Day Dinner; Doctors Harry A. and Bonaro W. Overstreet; the Western European Union Assembly; Italian Television "Southern Shield"; Forrest Sherman High School graduation; AFSOUTH Tenth Anniversary; LTGEN Storke Retirement Ceremony; U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare Presentation Team XVI; Malta Radio Program; U.S. Marine Corp Anniversary Ball; "Cat Brown Day"; Receipt of Statue and LANDSOUTH Medal; and Brown's Farewell Address.

Box 23 Folder 9
Speech to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1961 January 27

NATO deterrence against the Soviet/communist threat.

Box 23 Folder 10
Speech to the Western European Union Assembly, 1961 May 31

Deterrence and Defense on NATO's southern flank.

Box 23 Folder 11
AFSOUTH Tenth Anniversary, 1961 June 18

Includes remarks by Admiral Carney.

Box 23 Folder 12
Farewell Address at Retirement, 1961 December (approximate)
Box 23 Folder 13
American Cathedral Men's Club Speech, 1962 December 11
Box 23 Folder 14
Opening Statement at Center for International Affairs, undated
Box 23 Folder 15
The Sixth Fleet, undated

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Series 4: Newspaper Clippings and Publicity Files, 1956-1963 Boxes 23-25

Series Description

Magazine and newspaper clippings pertaining to Brown's career and command posts. The clippings pertain to such topics as the mission of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, crises in the Mediterranean (Suez, Jordan, and Lebanon), the role of NATO, and Brown's biography.

Files marked as Publicity and News Clippings were originally bound together as part of Brown's official files. Files marked as Loose Clippings were collected separately, possibly by members of Brown's family.

Series Arrangement

Arranged in two chronological sequences.

Box 24 Folder 1

Publicity, 1956

Suez Crisis, Marine Corps landings in Sardinia, and the Sixth Fleet's atomic capabilities.

Box 24 Folder 2

Publicity, 1957 January-April

The Jordan Crisis, NATO maneuvers (Operation Red Pivot), the arrival of Ambassador Zellerbach, and peacekeeping in the Mediterranean by the Sixth Fleet.

Box 24 Folder 3

Publicity, 1957 April-July

The Jordan Crisis, Marine Corps landings in Beirut, Soviet submarines in the Mediterranean, perceived vulnerabilities of the Sixth Fleet, and biographical sketches of Brown.

Box 24 Folder 4

Publicity, 1957 July-September

Interactions with Soviet aircraft in the Mediterranean, peacekeeping in the Mediterranean by the Sixth Fleet, fears regarding total war, and Marine landings in the Dardanelles.

Box 24 Folder 5

Publicity, 1957 October-December

Capabilities and flaws of the Sixth Fleet, Soviet submarines in the Mediterranean, and Brown's call for more Douglas A-3 bombers.

Box 24 Folder 6

Publicity, 1958 January-July

Brown's Tuscaloosa heritage, his appointment as NATO Commander in Chief of Allied Forces Southern Europe, Nikita Khrushchev's decrying Brown as a lunatic, the Lebanon Crisis, and biographical sketches.

Box 24 Folder 7

Publicity, 1958 August-December

Brown's promotion to full Admiral and peacekeeping in the Mediterranean by the Sixth Fleet.

Box 25 Folder 1

News Clippings, 1960

Brown's role as best man at a mass wedding in Rhodes, his Distinguished Service Medal ceremony, and honorary citizenship of Rhodes. Includes a copy of Brown's article "This We Will Do."

Box 25 Folder 2-3

News Clippings, 1961

Brown's impending retirement, GEN Umberto De Martino's farewell, ADM James Russell's selection to command AFSOUTH, Brown's gardening, and Brown's Gray Eagle Award.

Box 25 Folder 4

Loose Clippings, 1956

Articles include "In Danger Spot," and "When Trouble Came in Mediterranean: The Story of a U.S. Fleet in Action."

Box 25 Folder 5

Loose Clippings, 1957

Articles include "Cat Brown's Kittens Have Claws," "The Steel-Grey Stabilizer," "Why Sixth," "Special International Report," and "If Little Wars Come."

Box 25 Folder 6

Loose Clippings, 1958

Articles include Nikita Khrushchev's criticism of Brown in Soviet Fleet and Alice Widener's review of the Sixth Fleet.

Box 25 Folder 7

Loose Clippings, 1959-1960

Articles include "An American Admiral Takes a Top NATO Post," "… and so, the Admiral Lives," and "A U.S. Admiral on Dowry Duty."

Box 25 Folder 8

Loose Clippings, 1961

Articles include "One Strong NATO Link," "Alabama Admiral Gardening in Naples," "Admiral 'NATO South'," and reactions to Brown's "This We Will Do."

Box 25 Folder 9

Loose Clippings, 1962

Articles include "The Critical Tomorrows," and "The American Landing in Lebanon," both from Proceedings.

Box 25 Folder 10

Loose Clippings, 1963

Box 25 Folder 11

Loose Clippings, undated

Articles include "Cat Brown - Master of the Med," NATO Forces Best Guarantee of Freedom, Says Brown," and "Skipper in the Spotlight" pictorial history of Brown's career.

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Series 5: Orders, 1932-1962 Boxes 25-26

Series Description

Orders, primarily for temporary additional duty, received by Brown while serving with the Joint Strategic Plans Group, Joint Strategic Survey Committee, Atlantic Fleet, Sixth Fleet, and NATO Allied Forces Southern Europe. Included among the orders are travel vouchers, fitness reports, qualification questionnaires and medical questionnaires. The final three files in the series pertain solely to Brown's retirement from the U. S. Navy.

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Box 25 Folder 12

Orders, 1932-1933

Box 25 Folder 13

Orders, 1953-1956

Box 25 Folder 14

TAD Orders, 1955-1958

Box 25 Folder 15

TAD Orders, 1959

Box 25 Folder 16

TAD Orders, 1960-1961

Box 26 Folder 1

TDY Orders while Commander in Chief Allied Forces Southern Europe, 1960-1961

Box 26 Folder 2

TDY Orders to CONUS for Physical Examination, 1961 September-October

Box 26 Folder 3

Record of Proceedings of Physical Evaluation Board, 1961 September-October

Box 26 Folder 4

Retirement Orders, 1961-1962

Includes DD-214.

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Series 6: Photographs, 1934-1961 Boxes 26-32 [OS]

Series Description

Photographic prints and albums, primarily from Brown's commands of the United States Sixth Fleet and NATO's Allied Forces Southern Europe.

Series Arrangement

Organized into two subseries by document type.

Subseries 6a: Albums, 1957-1961 Boxes 26-31 [OS]

Subseries Description

Photograph albums, both bound and unbound, containing images of official events while Brown was serving as Commander, Sixth Fleet and Commander in Chief Allied Forces Southern Europe. The first nine albums, described as Public Affairs photograph albums, consist overwhelmingly of receptions for and meetings with dignitaries and military leaders, both foreign and domestic. Photographs taken during Brown's command of the Sixth Fleet were largely taken aboard U.S.S. Salem, and those taken during Brown's command of Allied Forces Southern Europe were largely taken in Naples, Italy. Other events depicted include NATO anniversaries, change of command ceremonies, events for Navy wives, awards ceremonies, and various dinners and parties at Villa Nike in Naples.

The remaining albums each pertain to a specific event, such as official visits to Greece, Turkey, and Allied Land Forces Southern Europe headquarters, as well as ceremonies for honors received by Brown.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by command; thereunder by content type and subject.

Box 26 Folder 5-7
COMSIXTHFLT - Public Affairs Photographs, 1957 June-1958 April

Includes photographs with the Shah of Iran, Rear Admiral E. E. Yeomans, Ambassador to Beirut D. R. Heath, President of Lebanon Camille Chamoun, Dickey Chapelle, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Admiral Robert Briscoe, Major General Don Jose Munoz Valcarcel, and Danish Minister of Defense Paul Hansen, as well as various delegations in Naples, Barcelona, and Villefranche.

Box 26 Folder 8-9
COMSIXTHFLT - Public Affairs Photographs, 1958 April-June

Includes photographs with Lieutenant General Gillot, Lord Selkirk, General Palmer, and the Greek Royal Family, as well as delegations from Marseille, Valencia, Palma, and Rhodes. Also includes images of damage to U.S.S. Aldebaran and observations of Marine landings in Turkey.

Box 27 Folder 1
COMSIXTHFLT - Public Affairs Photographs, 1958 April-June
Box 27 Folder 2-3
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1959 January-March

Includes photographs with Admirals Jacobi, Wills, Ruta, Galantin, Evans, Tsatsos, Rossi, Ekstrom, Bingley, Burrowes, and D. L. McDonald; Generals Giachino, Boschetti, Harkins, Liuzzi, Daley, Lindsay, DePorto, Kennedy, K. Dovas, Mosca, Pompei, Dal Negro, Hollister, Allen, Canip Iskilipligil, Aldo Rossi, De Lorenzo, Leon W. Johnson, Lauris Norstad, C. V. R. Schuyler, Williston B. Palmer, and Mancinelli; Prefects Correra and Spasiano; and Ambassador Burgess.

Box 27 Folder 4-5
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1959 April-July

Includes photographs with Admirals Ruta, Hogan, Arleigh Burke, Harris, Sir Alexander Bingley, Cochrane, J. M. Taylor, William A. Sutherland, P. F. Powlett, James A. Hirschfield, Charles Wellborn Jr., F. Koruturk, and R. L. Dennison; Generals Liuzzi, Allen, Ishgilipigil, Gay, Gendolfo, L. Kuter, Howard, Williston B. Palmer, Napoli, Lindsay, Deporto, Guadagni, Taylor, Beaufre, R. Sizaire, Gale, Sir Roger H. Bower, R. E. Lloyd, E. W. Suarez, G. Negroni, L. Bianchi, R. C. Lindsey, A. Guy, P. Harkins, G. Kelleher, T. R. Yancey, and Sir Horatius Murray; Senator Mahoney; Greek Royal Family; the Archbishop of Malta; Ambassador Jones; President of Turkey Celal Bayar; and the NATO Military Budget Committee.

Box 27 Folder 6
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1959 August-December

Includes photographs with Admirals C. E. Ekstrom, Clarke, Cei Martini, George W. Anderson, D. H. F. Hetherington, J. W. Ailes III, Tyrwhitt, I. J. Galantin, Musmanno, and H. MacLean; Generals Clyde D. Eddleman, De Francesco, Yeager, De Marco, del Mar, T. Grigoropoulos, Tulga, R. Cupini, G. Fatuzzo, F. Kellerman, S. E. Anderson, Johnson, B. Lucini, Haydar Sukan, C. V. r. Schuyler, Babacan, Salvatori Campa, Borla, Enrico Formato, E. K. G. Sixsmith, Antonio Giachino, Mengotti, C. H. Anderson, Kennedy, Umberto Pompei, Charles D. Palmer, Harteon, and Remo Magiserelli; Air Marshals Sir Walter Merton and Walter Cheshire; NATO Secretary General Paul Henri Spaak; President of 20th-Century Fox George Skouras; and Congressmen Hall, Reichel, Langford, Mendel Rivers, Ostertag, and Rufus Hayes. Also includes a reception for the premiere of South Pacific and the Naples International Bazaar.

Box 28 Folder 1-2
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1959 August-December
Box 28 Folder 3-4
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1960 January-April

Includes photographs with Admirals C. W. Fox, Smith, J. W. Boundy, Francesco Mimimbelli, Fitzhugh Lee, Bernard F. Roeder, Luciano Bigi, Pecori-Giraldi, and Reynold D. Hogle; General Francesco Mosca, Eichelberger, Athanasios Frontistis, Bouvard, Condon, Keller Rockey, Luigi Cercuozzi, Antonio Scaramuzza, Lindsay, Delfino Trabucci, Moore, J. P. E. Bernatchez, and Lauris Norstad; Air Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst; representatives of the Bank of Naples; Edward R. Murrow; and Ambassador Warren. Also includes images of the Major Subordinate Commanders Conference.

Box 28 Folder 5-6
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1960 April-July

Includes photographs with Admirals I. J. Galantin, E. W. Clexton, Bartholomew Hogan, Harry Smith, Frank Akers, Hugh C. Haynsworth, H. Bos, William V. Davis Jr., R. K. James, Lucian Moebus, Alfred C. Richmond, Robert B. Pirie, and Murzi; Generals Phillip John, Thomas D. White, Frederick Foertsch, O. Harteon, George Decker, Frederick Smith, Fuat Ulug, Cortland V. R. Schuyler, Kyriakos Panagopoulos, Sir James Cassells, Ralph P. Swofford Jr., and G. W. Hickman Jr.; Air Marshal Sir W. J. Cheshire; author Liddell Hart; Lieutenant Colonel Julia Hamblet; Prince Hubertus zu Lowenstein; Congressman Donald L. Jackson; and Under Secretary J. V. Charyk. Also includes images from Agnano Race Track and Admiral Brown's garden.

Box 28 Folder 7
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1960 August-October

Includes photographs with Captain James C. Longino; Admirals Dreyer and Pecori-Giraldi; Generals Walter B. Yeager, Harry P. Storke, Robert W. Ward, Aurelio Guy, S. E. Anderson, William L. Kennedy, Luigi Lombardi, and John P. Daley; and Air Marshal Bowling. Also includes images of Brown's Distinguished Service Medal ceremony.

Box 29 Folder 1-2
CINCSOUTH - Public Affairs Photographs, 1960 October-1961 March

Includes photographs with Admirals William A. Schoech, Hazlett Weathermax, C. C. MacLean, J. O. Miner, G. B. M. Van Erkel, W. K. Mendenhall Jr., Peter Corradi, Philippe-Marie Auboyneau, Clifford S. Cooper, H. P. Smith, A. C. Richmond, H. T. Jewell, J. R. Lee, R. M. Smeeton, A. R. Gralla, James S. Russell, Robert B. Pirie, and Fracesco Ruta; Generals G. Boschetti, Pietro Testa, Charles R. Bond, R. T. Coiner Jr., Umberto Di Martino, Luigi Bianchi, E. W. Suarez, K. Panagopoulos, Lauris Norstad, Foties P. Stavreas, Cosimo Assumma, Antonio Gualano, C. H. Wood, Cesare de Porto, Sir Hugh Stockwell, S. Tzanetis, and Siro Bernabo; Congressmen William J. Green Jr. and James A. Byrne; Turkish Consuls General Besir Balcioglu and Mustafa Kaygil; Australian Ambassador H. A. McClure-Smith; and Ambassador Paul F. Foster. Also includes images of AFSOUTH Headquarters, the SHAPE periodic conference, the Western European Union Group, and Brown's plane the "Cat Bird."

Box 31 [OS] Folder 1
CINCSOUTH - Honorary Citizen of Rhodes Ceremony, 1960 August
Box 31 [OS] Folder 2
CINCSOUTH - National Association of Carabinieri Ceremony, undated
Box 29 Folder 3
CINCSOUTH - Visit to Allied Land Forces Southern Europe Headquarters, undated
Box 29 Folder 4
CINCSOUTH - Visit to Greece, 1960 August
Box 29 Folder 5
CINCSOUTH - Visit to Greece, 1961 November
Box 31 [OS] Folder 3-4
CINCSOUTH - Visit to Greece, undated
Box 30 Folder 1
CINCSOUTH - Visit to Turkey, 1959
Box 30 Folder 2
CINCSOUTH - Visit to Turkey, undated

Subseries 6b: Prints and Negatives, 1934-1961 Boxes 30, 32 [OS]

Subseries Description

Loose photographs depicting events from Brown's U.S. Navy career, particularly his commands of the Sixth Fleet and Allied Forces Southern Europe. In addition to numerous portraits of Brown, the photographs depict events such as various Navy ceremonies, inspection tours, official travel throughout the Mediterranean, and visits by dignitaries. Earlier stages of Brown's career covered by the photographs include his service during the Aleutian Survey and World War II. Included among the photographic prints are several negatives, as well as occasional pieces of related correspondence.

Also included in the subseries are photographs of Brown's garden in Naples.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 30 Folder 3
Aleutian Survey, 1934

Includes images of U.S.S. Gannet (Minesweeper: AM-41).

Box 30 Folder 4
Cartoon, undated

Captioned "I don't give a damn if you took TWENTY pills, put those pants on right!" Inscribed by Chester W. Nimitz.

Box 30 Folder 5
Ceremonies (Awards) - Distinguished Service Medal, 1960 September 19

Photographs feature Secretary of the Navy William B. Franke.

Box 30 Folder 6
Ceremonies (Awards) - Gray Eagle Award, undated

Photographs feature Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie.

Box 30 Folder 7
Ceremonies (Change of Command), undated
Box 30 Folder 8
Ceremonies (General) - Silver Service Presentation, 1961 December 27

Photographs feature Brigadier General Guzey.

Box 32 [OS] Folder 1
Ceremonies (General) - Japanese Surrender, 1945 September 2

Inscribed by Chester W. Nimitz.

Box 32 [OS] Folder 2
Ceremonies (General) - Lion of Saint Mark Unveiling, undated
Box 30 Folder 9
Conferences, undated
Box 30 Folder 10
Crests - Lion of Saint Mark, 1959-1961
Box 30 Folder 11
Distinguished Visitors - King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece, undated

Photographs taken aboard U.S.S. Coral Sea (Aircraft carrier: CV-59).

Box 30 Folder 12
Distinguished Visitors - Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, 1957

Photographs taken aboard U.S.S. Forrestal (Aircraft carrier: CV-43) during Brown's command of the Sixth Fleet.

Box 30 Folder 13
Gardening, undated

Brown in his AFSOUTH vegetable garden.

Box 30 Folder 14
Locales, 1959, undated

Images of Naples and Naples Bay.

Box 32 [OS] Folder 3
Locales, undated

Images of Naples Bay, the Italian Alps, and the Altare della Patria (Victor Emmanuel II monument) in Rome.

Box 30 Folder 15
Parties and Receptions, undated
Box 32 [OS] Folder 4
Portraits (Groups), 1938

Naval War College Junior Class portrait.

Box 30 Folder 16
Portraits (Groups), 1957-1959, undated

Includes a portrait of Brown in his youth and a White House portrait with President Eisenhower.

Box 30 Folder 17
Portraits (Individuals) - Brown, 1953-1961, undated

Includes a group portrait of Brown's staff with his likeness superimposed, entitled "I Like Men Who Think Like Me."

Box 32 [OS] Folder 5
Portraits (Individuals) - Brown, undated
Box 30 Folder 18
Portraits (Individuals) - Others, 1959 October 10

Portrait of General Clyde W. Eddleman.

Box 32 [OS] Folder 6
Ships, 1959, undated

Images feature the Grazia (Brown's yacht while CINCSOUTH) and an A-4 Skyhawk on the elevator of an aircraft carrier, likely the U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-60) in 1959.

Box 30 Folder 19
Ships, undated

U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-3).

Box 30 Folder 20
Tours and Inspections - General, undated
Box 30 Folder 21
Tours and Inspections - Sixth Fleet Review, 1957 June

Images feature Admirals Arleigh Burke and Walter F. Boone.

Box 30 Folder 22
Tours and Inspections - United Nations Luncheon, 1956 February 15

Photographs feature Vice Admiral Arthur D. Struble.

Box 30 Folder 23
Trips and Travel - Papal Audience, 1961 (approximate)

Audience with Pope John XXIII.

Box 30 Folder 24
Trips and Travel - Patmos, undated

Includes images of Archbishop Spiridon of Rhodes.

Box 30 Folder 25
Trips and Travel - Rhodes, 1956-1958, undated
Box 30 Folder 26
World War II Operations, 1944-1945

Includes images of attacks on U.S.S. Bunker Hill, attacks on Japanese vessels, aerial bombings, and attacks on Manila Bay.

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Series 7: Awards and Decorations, 1939-1965 Boxes 32-34 [OS]

Series Description

Awards and decorations received by Brown from both the United States Navy and foreign governments.

Series Arrangement

Organized into two subseries by material type.

Subseries 7a: Certificates, 1960-1961 Box 32 [OS]

Subseries Description

Certificates of award from foreign governments, namely Brown's Order of George I from Greece, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and honorary citizenship of Rhodes. Medals corresponding to the certificates are available in subseries 7b: Medals and Plaques.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by country of origin.

Box 32 [OS] Folder 7
Greece - Order of George I, undated
Box 32 [OS] Folder 8
Italy - Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Knight Grand Cross), 1961 May
Box 32 [OS] Folder 9
Rhodes - Honorary Citizen, 1960 May 4

Subseries 7b: Medals and Plaques, 1939-1965 Boxes 33-34 [OS]

Subseries Description

Military and foreign awards, as well as other medallions, received by Brown during the latter stages of his career. Navy awards included in the subseries include Brown's Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Presidential Unit Citation. Foreign awards include the Order of George I from Greece, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and honorary citizenship of Rhodes. Included with the official awards are other medallions received by Brown from various European commands and organizations with which he collaborated.

Also included in the subseries are medallions commemorating the Papacy of Pius XII and the marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco, as well as a single plaque from the Turkish Armed Forces.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by country of origin.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 1
France - Marseille Chamber of Commerce, undated
Box 33 [OS] Folder 2
Greece - Order of George I, undated

Medal and sash.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 3
Greece - Unidentified Pin, undated

Pin featuring the Acropolis.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 4-5
Italy - Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri, 1960-1962

Medals, pin, and membership card from Rome and Naples.

Box 34 [OS] Folder 1
Italy - Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri, 1959-1960

Information packet.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 6
Italy - Central Mediterranean Command/Italian Air Force Academy, undated

Set of three medals.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 7
Italy - Lion of Saint Mark Pin, undated
Box 33 [OS] Folder 8
Italy - Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Knight Grand Cross), 1961 May

Medal, sash, and pins.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 9
Italy - Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Militare, undated

Medal featuring the logo of the Italian Military Intelligence and Security Service.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 10
Italy - Third Army, undated

Medal featuring the Lion of Saint Mark.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 11
Monaco - Wedding of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, 1956 April 19
Box 33 [OS] Folder 12
NATO, 1960-1961, undated

Medals from LANDSOUTH Headquarters and the NATO Friendship Race, as well as a pin from Allied Forces Central Europe.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 13
Rhodes - Honorary Citizen, 1960 May 4
Box 34 [OS] Folder 2
Turkey - Turkish Armed Forces Plaque, 1961 November

Presented by General Cevdet Sunay, Chief of Turkish General Staff.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 14
United States - Alabama Distinguished Service Medal, 1965 December 1
Box 33 [OS] Folder 15
United States - Bronze Star, undated

Box, ribbon, and lapel pin only.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 16
United States - Distinguished Service Medal, 1960 September 19
Box 33 [OS] Folder 17
United States - Legion of Merit, undated

Box and lapel pin only.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 18
United States - McDonnell Aircraft Space Capsule Lapel Pin, undated
Box 33 [OS] Folder 19
United States - Miniatures, 1960-1961, undated

Includes miniatures of Brown's Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, World War I Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and World War II Medal, as well as his Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and Order of George I.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 20
United States - Presidential Unit Citation, undated

Ribbon only.

Box 33 [OS] Folder 21
Vatican - Pope Pius XII, 1939 (approximate)
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