Friday, February 11, 2011
Ensign Jesse Brown
During a combat mission in the Korean War, Ensign Brown was shot down while flying close air support near the Chosin Reservoir in November 1950. Despite several attempts to rescue him, Brown died of his injuries. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. See more images of Ensign Brown at the Naval History and Heritage Command's website. If you are interested in learning more about the history of African Americans in the U.S. Navy, contact our education department at 757-322-2987 and ask about the "Blacks in Blue" program.