Longtime Employee Selected for Texas South Plains Honor Flight
Longtime Lubbock ISD employee Tom Brown was surprised with special recognition at a luncheon last week, just four days before he and his brother, Dell, left for Washington, D.C. on the South Plains Honor Flight.
Brown, now in his 49th year with Lubbock ISD, works as a transition specialist for students in behavioral programs. He began his career with the district in 1969 as a Spanish teacher at O.L. Slaton Junior High School, after completing his service as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Brown was drafted for the Vietnam War while pursuing his education degree at Texas Tech University.
His brother, Dell, was on his way to the Korean War in 1953, but it ended while he was en route. He was sent to Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Project Intervention Academy Principal David Johnson presented Tom with a custom wood piece with the American flag design. Family members and colleagues were also on hand to celebrate.