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John C. Brown Memorial Bridge

 
 
John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker - post-remounting image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2019
1. John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker - post-remounting
The plaque remains the same.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rocky Glen Farm/Dawson Farmhouse: Built 1912 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rocky Glen Farm / Dawson Farm: 1840-1980 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dawson Farm - 1840-1979 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rocky Glen Farm / Dawson Farmhouse: Built 1874 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rockville Station
John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
2. John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Saint Mary’s Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Rockville's Pump House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Home-State-of-Record: Maryland. National Archives. The birth date of John C. Brown of Baltimore Maryland is listed as: 19280000 (1928) and his death date as: 19500630 (June 30, 1950.) The Korean War began on June 25, 1950. (Submitted on June 20, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, Korean
 
Looking North - old location image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
3. Looking North - old location
Rockville Pike (Maryland 355) is on the left side of the picture. Note the flowers at the base of the marker.
The Current John C. Brown Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
4. 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).
John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2019
5. John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker
During recent bridge renovation, the plaque has been remounted.
John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 18, 2019
6. John C. Brown Memorial Bridge Marker
The marker has been moved closer to the bridge.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 8,743 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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