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Tuskegee Airman Harold H. Brown Sculpture & Memorial Project

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Questions about donating to the Harold Brown Project, please contact Bob Fujita:
(419) 732-0234 ext. 204 or (419) 732-0577

The Liberty Aviation Museum, located in Port Clinton, Ohio, has an opportunity for you to honor one of the most important and influential men in the military and education, Lt. Col. Harold H. Brown. We are working with nationally recognized sculptor, Andy Sacksteder, to create a lifesize bronze sculpture of Dr. Brown to grace the entrance of the Museum. As one of the Tuskegee Airmen, Harold H. Brown made history as a combat pilot during World War II. He was not only an airman, but also as an educator; one of the fathers of the two-year college option, giving young students new confidence toward stellar careers. Harold passed away in 2023 at the age of 98, but his legacy lives on.

Now, The Liberty Aviation Museum and you have the honor and opportunity to help make this sculpture a reality. Please click on this (link) to make a donation today. And, thank you.

Please read further for more information about Harold, and if you’d prefer to send a check, the mailing address is below. You are welcome to download the form above to donate as well to mail in with your donation.
In whatever capacity you knew him, Harold Brown made a positive impression. He was a boy with a vision. He was a pilot with a mission. He was an educator, friend, father, husband, and passionate golfer. He was Colonel Brown. He was Dr. Brown. And, to many he was simply “Harold.” He lived his best life and left a better one for all of us.

Harold was a champion, visionary, and historic figure in the United States for many reasons; primarily for his passion for flying and his participation in WWII as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. It was part of his vast contribution to our country, which included breaking racial barriers. Harold’s role as a leader and innovator in the education system is also of great significance. He was one of the fathers of the two-year college option, giving young students new confidence toward stellar careers.
Andy Sacksteder, a sculptor of clay to bronze, has been commissioned to create a life-size image of Harold. Andy is nationally known and excels at portrait sculpture. He spends considerable time getting every detail portrayed accurately.
Liberty Aviation Museum CEO Ed Patrick stated, “This sculpture will truly complete our display of Harold’s life in a permanent exhibit, along with memorabilia donated by Marsha Stanfield Bordner, his widow. Harold’s sculpture will surely appeal to people from around the country, as it did for his memorial service.”

Port Clinton has become a destination for more than fishing and birding. It is a destination for art and culture as well. “We have seen tremendous uptake in visitors in the past several years. We will be proud to add this sculpture to our collection,” said Operations Director Bob Fujita.
Marsha reflects on her life with Harold, “As I’ve said before ‘Harold was the love of my life.’ I also deeply respected him for his compassion to make the world a better place for all people. The Tuskegee Airmen changed the course of history. Their memory survives as a legacy for our children. I can’t think of a better place for the sculpture than the Liberty Aviation Museum where Harold enjoyed spending time.”
Harold was and always will be a role model for generations to come. Will you please help us ensure his legacy by making a gift today to complete our mission of creating an enduring sculpture of him. All gifts above $100 will be acknowledged on a plaque accompanying the display.

Categories of Giving
• Tuskegee Airmen - $10,000
• Aviator - $5,000 – 9,999
• Colonel - $2,500 - $4,999
• Educator - $1,000 - $2,499
• Friend – under $1,000

The Liberty Aviation Museum is a 501(c) (3) not- for-profit corporation. Gifts are deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Please send checks to: Liberty Aviation Museum 3515 East State Road Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 Please make checks payable to: Liberty Aviation Museum Please note “Harold Brown Sculpture Project” on check memo line & on the envelope, if possible when mailing. We thank you for assisting us in honoring and preserving Harold's legacy for future generations.