Richard Veryl Brown was born April 15, 1921 in Conowingo, Cecil County, Maryland. Richard was one of several brothers and sisters. His brothers, Donald, Lewis, and Robert also severed during the war.
Richard was married to Ruth Richardson.
Richard received basic training in Camp Phillips, Kansas, and Camp McCain, Mississippi. He was sent overseas and was wounded, but returned to duty.
On February 14, 1945, his wife received a telegram from the War Department that Richard was Missing In Action. On March 15, she received another telegram stating that her husband had been killed.