Petty Officer 3rd Class
Mr. Arthur Lee Brown was born in Climax, Georgia on March 30, 1927. Mr. Brown joined the Navy when he was sixteen. He served aboard the submarine Narwhal and attained the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. Mr. Brown recalls transporting soldiers to the Aleutian Islands, an archipelago near Alaska. Recounting his experiences aboard the Narwhal, Mr. Brown describes life as an African American among a predominantly white crew.