In Memory of
Army Private
Sixten W. Brown
Vivian, South Dakota
Lyman County
November 24, 1919 – May 29, 1942
Died in an accident at Camp San Luis Obispo, California

Sixten W. Brown

Sixten W. Brown was born on his family’s farm north of Vivian on November 24, 1919, to Charles Brown and Ellen Knudtson.  Sixten grew up with seven siblings: David, Ted, Alice, Edith, Lillian, Rex, and Evelyn.  In September of 1923, Sixten’s dad died.  Sixten attended country school all of his life, and liked to ride horses and hunt for fun.  During his high school years he worked on various farms around the area doing odds and ends jobs.  In his late teens, Sixten moved to Kimball, South Dakota, to work for his uncle, Charles Johnson.

Sixteen enlisted in the Army in 1942.  He was a private in Company B of the 159th Infantry Regiment in the 40th Infantry Division.  Sixten died on May 29, 1942, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, in an accident.  Death occurred in the line of duty and was not due to his own misconduct.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Brodie Hullinger and David Henriksen, juniors at Lyman High School in Presho, South Dakota, March, 2002.  Information for this entry was provided by Lillian Severyn, sister of Sixten, Vivian, SD; and his bonus record.