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Last Known World War 1 Navy Veteran Dies At 105

By Carolyn E. Price     Apr 1, 2007 in Lifestyle
Lloyd Brown, the last known surviving World War One Navy veteran has died at 105.
Mr. Brown's family says he died at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County, Maryland. His death comes only days after the death of the last known surviving American female World War One veteran, 109-year-old Charlotte Winters.
Mr. Brown was the fourth of nine children and he was born on October 7th, 1901, in Lutie, Missouri. In 1918, the then 16-year-old Brown lied about his age and joined the Navy. Shortly thereafter, he was on the gun crew and assigned to the battleship USS New Hampshire.
In 1925, Brown ended his military career and he joined the Washington Fire Department's Engine Company 16. Company 16 was the one that served the White House and embassy row.
Brown remained independent up until he was 100 years old, living alone in his Charlotte Hall, Maryland bungalow and driving a golf cart around his neighborhood.
Services are planned for tomorrow at Brinsfield-Echols funeral home in Charlotte Hall. Burial will be Tuesday at Our Lady Queen of Peace cemetery in Saint Mary's County.
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