July 17 – Happy Birthday Don Brown

dbrownDon Brown was an outstanding citizen of Amsterdam. When you add up all of the important things he did during the 93 years he lived here, there is no more accurate way to describe him. Let me show you what I mean.

Don Brown was born here in the Rug City on July 17, 1921. He fought for his country in WWII, serving in the Pacific theater of the war with the US Army. When he returned home he became an active member of two of the most active Veterans’ organization’s in our community’s history, Wyszomirski Post 701 and Bergen Post 39, the latter of which he at one time served as Commander.

Don Brown was a hard-working entrepreneur who invested here in Amsterdam. He started out his career in retail as a salesman in the old Dangler Appliance Store. In the 1960’s he opened…

You can read the rest of my story about this former Amsterdam businessman in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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