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Monday, August 15, 2011

We have lost a great American Icon:

"Dad passed away peacefully this morning at 10:20 am", says 82 year old Mrs. Peggy Doughty of Pinkneyville, Illinois, daughter of Major Albert Neir Brown. Until his death this morning in a Nashville, Illinois nursing home, he was not only the oldest living survivor of the Bataan Death March but was the oldest living American Veteran of WWll. He was also the only godchild of Buffalo Bill Cody. The retired dentist and US Army Major had resided at the Friendship Manor Nursing Home for the past year. Doc Brown was born on October 24, 1905 in North Platte, Nebraska. His biographers, Don Morrow and Kevin Moore, tell his life story in the book "Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War." To order go to: