Earl Ivan Brown joined his classmates in the summer of 1894 from Carrollton, Georgia, and they called him “Jabberwock.”
He was born at County Line, Georgia, on 13 October 1874 and graduated 6th in the United States Military Academy Class of 1898.
As a member of the Corps of Engineers, Brown served in both the Philippines and Cuba during and after the Spanish-American War. He participated in the Philippine Insurrection and the Moro Expedition before traveling to the Caribbean for the Cuban Pacification in 1906.
During World War I, Brown was the 92d Division Engineer in the American Expeditionary Forces.
For the remainder of his career, Brown developed river and harbor improvements in the United States. He worked principally on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and on the Ohio River. Brown also worked on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and finished his career in 1938 as the Division Engineer of the South Atlantic Division. Colonel Brown died on 25 June 1963 in Durham, North Carolina. He was 89 years old.
BROWN, EARL IVAN
COL United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/13/1874
DATE OF DEATH: 06/25/1963
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4189
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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