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Name: John Benson Brooks  
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Date of Birth: 23rd February 1917
Place of Birth: Houlton, Maine, USA
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

John Brooks, Jr. (1783 – 10 September 1813) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps during the War of 1812.

Born in Brookfield, Massachusetts, Brooks was appointed a 2d Lieutenant, 1 October 1807. He commanded the detachment of Marines on Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship, Lawrence, and was killed in action during the Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813.

USS Brooks (DD-232) was named for him.

This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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