- First World War (1914-1918)
- U.S.S. Parker, U.S. Navy
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Wilson Brown, Jr. (NSN: 0-1430), United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U. S. S. PARKER, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Vice Admiral Wilson Brown, Jr. (NSN: 0-1430), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility as a Task Force Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet during a period at sea of approximately eight weeks in February and March 1942 Vice Admiral Brown displayed the highest qualities of seamanship, leadership, endurance and tenacity while conducting extensive operations against, and a successful action with, enemy forces.
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 304