Death and Burial
- Dale was killed in action at the Battle of Anzio, on April 8, 1944.
- His rank at the time of death was Technician, 5th class.
- He was killed in action,during this battle, most likely by shrapnel wounds.
- He is reported to have been originally buried in Carano, Italy, but was later re-buried in Nettuno, Italy at the request of his wife and mother because the cemetery in Carano was not permanently established.
- Personal effects found with him and sent to his wife included a sewing kit, 2 combs, a package of kodak pictures, 2 service ribbons, a shave brush, a fountain pen, a copy of the New Testament, and 2 wallets that contained no money at the time of reception (his money had been forwarded to his wife at an earlier date.)
- After Woodrow’s death, his wife, Lois, remarried.
- She married her second husband, Forrest “Cutter” Brown on August 12, 1952. Forrest was a PFC (Private First Class) in the U.S. Army in World War II.
- Both Lois and her son, Bert, took the last name Brown.
- Bert Allen Dale Brown was registered for school in Stone Country in the years 1953, 1955, and 1957.
- Forrest Brown died on December 12, 1995, and later, Lois Vernell Taylor Dale Brown died on November 15, 2010.
- The couple had been married 43 years before Forrest’s death.
- The two were buried side by side in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Perry County, Mississippi.