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Veteran Spotlight: Charles Brown of Jarrettsville

Veteran Spotlight
Posted at 11:18 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2021-03-17 21:57:53-04

JARRETTSVILLE, Md. — WMAR-2 News is committed to improving the lives of Veterans in Maryland by shining a light on their stories, struggles and triumphs. Every week a local veteran will be featured in our Veteran Spotlight contest.

This week we would like to honor is Charles Brown of Jarrettsville, who served in the United States Coast Guard as a First Class Radioman during the Korean War.

After serving in the Coast Guard, Brown worked at Bethlehem Steel and later spent 32 years working at General Motors, where he was a supervisor of industrial engineering. He also owned and operated Charlie Brown's Lawn Service and Country School House Antiques and Collectibles.

Brown is a loving husband to his wife, Phyllis, of 61 years, and also a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His granddaughter, Nicole, nominated him for the Veteran Spotlight Award and says her granddad means the world to her and their family.

Thank you for your dedication to our country. WMAR-2 News would also like to wish Charles Brown an early happy birthday. He turns 84 years old on July 21.