December’s Person of the Month is Gale Brown, an extraordinary member of our community. Mr. Brown has been an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 50 years. During this time it has been common to see him at ceremonies throughout the county raising the flag, participating in veteran’s funerals, or assisting other veterans with service related issues.
Mr. Brown served in the US Navy in 1944-46. He lost his sight for 4 months after exposure to the atomic bomb at Nagasaki, Japan. He regained some sight in one eye, but has been considered legally blind since. To some this would be a major handicap, but this has not even been a bump in the road for Mr. Brown.
After WWII, Mr. Brown attended college working on his Electrical Engineering degree and Law Degree. He taught school for many years in Clay County, worked as life guard at Clay pool, tutored many children through the years, and is active in the Republican Party, the Lions Club and Lizemore Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. Brown was born May 10, 1925 and is married to the former Delores Hintz. He has 4 children: Dr. Walter Brown, Patricia Conlay, Jonathan F. Brown and Richard Gale Brown.
Thank you Mr. Brown for your service to our country and to our community!