New VFW Post Honors Two Belleville Negroes
Vet Organization Names PostAfter John Marshall and Alvin Brown, Both Killed In Italy During WW2
(Nov. 7, 1945) -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars commemorated the Brown-Marshall VFW Post at 82 Broad Street, Bloomfield in honor of John Marshall and Alvin Brown.
John Marshall was killed in action in Italy while serving with the 371st Infantry of the 92nd Division in July 1944.
Alvin Brown was killed in action while serving with the same outfit in April 1945. He had previously served six years in the National Guard before entering the Army.