A Neighborhood Hero

He was a steady fixture of my childhood growing up. He lived in a house on the street directly behind my own. Never one to shy away from a grin or a boisterous hello, he was a constant throughout my formative, dreadful years of middle school on into high school. I have fond memories of him and his lovely wife, Helen. His name was Lee Brown, although, to me, he was always Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown was a WWII veteran who served in the 5th Ranger Battalion landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy during D-Day 76 years ago as I write this. I cannot stop thinking of him today. I want to share a few vivid memories I have of him. A so-called blizzard struck Georgia when I was in the early days of middle schoo

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