Larry Brown ended WWII decorated, among others, with the ORDER VIRTUTI MILITARI (an equivalent of the Medal of Honor and Victoria Cross), but had to rush to recover a lost high school education; he did so, winning the RPI Medal for Excellence in Science and Mathematics as he took the 1948 NY Regents; proceeded thru MIT, class of 1952 - interrupted by service in Korea - and 1955, BSME; University of Heidelberg, Dr. Rer. Pol. In Economics and Finance (not completed).
His creativity has, among others, been acknowledged by MIT’s “Originality in Design Award”, his inclusion in the mostly faculty group studied at MIT for the US Air Force in search of criteria which would indicate creativity, and the selection of his Powercam design as a permanent exhibit by a Smithsonian Institution Museum.
Larry rose to highest management levels in US, and retired after operating Brown Associates, his management and technology consulting company based in Zug, Switzerland, whose clients were the top managements of such organizations as Robert Bosch, Daimler Benz, Krupp, Mannesmann, Owens-Illinois, Swissair, etc. He was living in Bahamas when the US Presidential campaign's call “yes we can!” caused him to attempt to try to help answer some of “How-we-can”….
Married to Betsy (of Clan Ross), Larry is now enjoying Hawaii again.