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IN THIS " LIFE MAGAZINE ", ON PAGE # (TITLED) " RULER TURNED PRIVATE " IS THE
PHOTO OF MY DAD STANDING IN FRONT OF EITHER A C-17 OR A C-47 TRANSPORT
AIRPLANE, IN RHINE MAIN AIR BASE IN FRANKFURT
, GERMANY. AFTER SERVING HIS TOUR IN GERMANY, HE WENT ON FROM THERE TO BE STATIONED IN SEVERAL AIR
FORCE BASES IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES SUCH AS: ANDREWS AIRFIELD
MARYLAND (USAF HQ COMMAND) , SHAW AFB SOUTH CAROLINA, LOWRY AFB COLORADO, LADD AFB ALASKA, PAINFIELD AIRBASE WASHINGTON, AND CLARK AIR
FORCE BASE IN THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR IIN THE 60s. HIS HIGHEST
RANK WAS MASTER SERGEANT AT THE TIME. I AM LUTU PENI III LAUVALE BROWN, HIS
SON. AFTER HIS RETIREMENT IN 1964, WE ALL CAME HOME TO AMERICAN SAMOA, DAD
RESUME HIS STATUS AS CHIEF, AGAIN. FURTHERMORE, HE PURSUED CAREER AS A
LAWYER / PUBLIC DEFENDER IN THE HIGH COURT OF AMERICAN SAMOA. I AM PROUD
AND PLEASED TO KNOW THAT OUR DAD IS THE FIRST SAMOAN (MILITARY) TO BE IN
" LIFE MAGAZINE " , DAD IS ALSO THE FIRST SAMOAN TO ACHIEVE THE SEVENTH
DEGREE BLACKBELT ( SICHIDAN ) WHILE SERVING IN THE '' KODOKAN '' JUDO
INSTITUTE, KYOTO JAPAN, AS A JUDO-KARATE INSTRUCTOR ( ROKUDAN).
 

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