1926 – He was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on the 13th of October.
1946 – Brown enlisted in the Naval Reserve and was appointed a Midshipman, USN.
1948 – He was designated a Naval Aviator in October.
1949 – He received his commission as Ensign in April.
1950 – On the 4th of December, while on a close air support mission near the Chosin Reservoir, Ensign Brown’s plane was hit by enemy fire and crashed.
– Despite heroic efforts by other aviators, notably LT Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., he could not be rescued and died in his aircraft. Ensign Jesse L. Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his Korean War combat service.