Leo Albert Brown, the son of Fred and Mary Louise Brown, was born on June 13, 1910, in Thompson, New York. It is uncertain when Leo and his family moved to Scotia, Schenectady County, New York. Leo was a coil winder for the General Electric Company before entering the military. 

On August 13, 1943, Leo enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve. He received is basic training at Sampson Naval Training Station. Leo held the rank of Seaman First Class and was sent overseas in December 1943. According to the Schenectady Gazette, Leo died in a maritime disaster on February 26, 1944. He is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry