Hazel W. Johnson-Brown

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 Hazel W. Johnson-Brown
Hazel Johnson-Brown (US Army Brigadier General).jpg
Johnson-Brown as a brigadier general, circa 1979
Born(1927-10-10)October 10, 1927
West Chester, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 5, 2011(2011-08-05) (aged 83)

Hazel W. Johnson-Brown (October 10, 1927[1] – August 5, 2011) was the 16th Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps[2] and the first African American woman to hold the title of Brigadier general.[3] She served the military as a nurse from 1955 to 1983 when she retired.[4]

The title of Brigadier general and 16th Chief of Army Nurse Corps was awarded to Hazel W. Johnson-Brown in 1979.[2][4]

Early life[change | change source]

Hazel Winifred Johnson Brown was born on October 10, 1927.[1] She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, United States. She is the daughter of Clarence L. Johnson Sr. and Gamett Henly Johnson.[1] She had six siblings.[2] It is said[by whom?] that she wanted to be a nurse from early childhood.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jones, Ayana (2011-08-12). "Hzel W. Johnson-Brown, 83, Army trailblazer". Philadelphia Tribune.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Johnson-Brown, Hazel. "Brig. Gen. Hazel Johnson Brown-16th Chief, Army Nurse Corps" Army Women's Foundation. Retrieved 2021-15-12.
  3. Langer, Emily (2011-08-18). "Hazel Johnson-Brown, Army nurse who was first black female general, dies at 83". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Downey, Sally A. (2011-08-11). "H. Johnson-Brown, Army general". Philadelphia Inquirer.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)