According to Doc Livingood’s records, Theron Brown was 26 years old on March 3, 1943; this was not indicated as his date of birth. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps on February 1, 1943. On August 23rd, he was promoted to Captain. He is credited with 2 ½ Japanese aircraft shot down and one probable. On September 12, 1943, Captain Theron Brown was shot down while strafing Kahili on the island of Bougainville, in the northern Solomon Islands. The 3rd Combat Tour September 12, 1943, log entry reads:
Dr. William C. Livingood's collection of poems, with commentary, from his three combat tours with Marine fighter squadron VMF-213 are currently available as an ebook, entitled The Hell Hawk Poems, at Amazon.com, at Smashwords.com, and at Barnes and Noble. The poems in Section A of Doc Livingood's collection seem to be specifically authored by Theron Hart Brown, III. However, some of the poems in sections B and C may have been written by him also.
A Marine’s Prayer
Dear God, in a world that’s racked with war,
Let me think of the coming years
When the cannon’s core has ceased its roar,
And the nations dry their tears.
Keep Thou my heart unblasphemed;
And let me live as a man should live
In a fight for the God of Peace.
O Father, grant that I may last
To build the world again
To know, when pestilence is past,
A brotherhood of men.
Bless Thou the aged with Thy light;
Protect our troubled youth;
And let me fight as a man should fight
In a war for the God of Truth
Thy will be done, if Thou decree
That I should die afield
But let me go, face to the foe,
Sustain me lest I yield.
Let no man cry he saw me fly
The battle’s agony;
And let me die as a man should die
In a fight for Liberty.
 Doc Livingood recollected that Theron Brown had attended Duke University and his attendance was confirmed by Duke University.
 1930 Census records identified Sherwood P. Brown as Theron’s brother. This was subsequently confirmed by Sandra Brown, Sherwood’s widow, and later found on Duke University's World War II Memorial program for those from Duke University that gave their lives in WWII.