Anyone who has made it to the age of 92 would have a planeload of stories to share about a life filled with adventures, but Lt. Colonel Harold Brown is no ordinary nonagenarian. An accomplished educator, air pilot and one of the few remaining members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Lt Colonel Harold H. Brown has written a book chronicling this extraordinary life titled, “KEEP YOUR AIRSPEED UP: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman.”
Completing his flight training and graduating from the Tuskegee Institute at the age of 19 in 1944 receiving his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. Afterwards travelling overseas to join the 332nd Fighter Group, better known as the Tuskegee Airmen, stationed in Italy. After concluding a 23-year stint in the U.S. Air Force in 1965, Lt. Colonel Brown went on to serve as instructor and chairman of the electronics department for Columbus Area Technician School Now known as Columbus State Community College. Following his retirement 20 years later, Mr. Brown went on to found Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm that he ran for 26 years until he retired at the age of 88.
At 92, Mr. Brown certainly shows no signs of slowing down, keeping active by traveling and making speeches to audiences of all ages; taking the time to share his wit and wisdom on overcoming adversity to succeed in a segregated America. As a Tuskegee Airman and American Patriot Lt. Colonel Harold Brown is a living role model and mentor for all Americans. The Lt. Colonel will be on campus at Sinclair Community College on October 25th to recount tales of death defying heroics in service of his country and his experiences as a lifelong educator. Find a way to clear your calendar and attend this once in a lifetime opportunity to be in the presence of a living legend.
Lt. Colonel Harold Brown
“KEEP YOUR AIRSPEED UP: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman.”
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
At Sinclair Community College Building 12 in room 12-116 (Charity Early Room)
The event is free and open to the public
This special event is co-sponsored by Career Communities and the Diversity Office.
For additional information, contact [email protected], 937-512-4749.