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Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John C. Brown Memorial Bridge

 
 
John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
1. John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription. The John C. Brown (Corp’l U. S. Army) Memorial Bridge dedicated August 26, 1950, to the memory of the first Maryland soldier killed in action in Korea

June 30, 1950.
 
Erected 1950.
 
Location. 39° 4.476′ N, 77° 8.137′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockville Pike (Maryland Route 355) and Edmonston Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rockville Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Mary’s Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Glenview Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away); Montgomery County Jail (approx. one mile away); 1803 Plan of Rockville and Boundary Stone (approx. one mile away); Boundary Stone (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); Richard Montgomery (approx. one mile away); Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and His Men (approx. one mile away); “Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Courthouse.” (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Military Personnel Who Died from Hostile Action in the Korean War 1950-1957

Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
2. Looking North
Rockville Pike (Maryland 355) is on the left side of the picture. Note the flowers at the base of the marker.
. National Archives page. (Submitted on January 25, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, Korean
 
The Current John C. Brown Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
3. The Current John C. Brown Memorial Bridge
Original 1950 bridge carried Edmonston Drive over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Metropolitan Branch. That bridge was replaced when Metro's Red Line was added beside the B&O right-of-way (circa 1981).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 8,447 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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