1st Lieutenant Robert L. Brown was assigned to the 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division. Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion. At the time of his death, the 349th was on the last major offensive against the last organized resistance by the Germans in Italy at the Po River. German forces in Italy surrendered on 2 May 1945.
1st Lt Brown was killed in action on 23 April 1945 and was interred at G,2,16, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy.