ROYAL TREATMENT: Vet Back From Grammys

Posted on: 8:08 pm, January 28, 2014, by , updated on: 10:31pm, January 28, 2014

A Des Moines resident and veteran is back in town after being honored on the Queen Latifha Show.

We first introduced you to Sgt. Quanda Brown last week while she was still in L.A. Now she’s back in town and talking about her whirlwind experience.

It’s been a blur since Sgt. Brown walked onto the set of the Queen Latifah Show.

“I felt really like a princess, it was an amazing time that I’ll never forget,” says Sgt. Brown.

The Des Moines native was honored on the show for her 18 years of service in the Army, four tours overseas and receiving the Bronze Star.

Queen Latifah’s team gave Quanda the royal treatment including a complete makeover from head to toe.

Quanda also received two tickets to the Grammy’s and got all dressed up again to take a  walk on the red carpet.

“Out of 13,000 people who were there I can say I actually experienced that, I’ll never be able to get that experience back and that`s one of the highlights of my life.  Music is very important to me, will always will be and it was just an inspirational moment,” says Sgt. Brown.

Quanda is part of the traveling choir “Four Troops” and thought she was visiting L.A. to sing.

Turns out she was surprised by a whirlwind trip she’ll never forget.

“It was like I was queen for a year, queen for a week, very humbling.  I felt like the favor of God was on me and I still feel like that, so I’m very appreciative of everything Queen Latifah did for me,” says Sgt. Brown.

Sgt. Brown was medically retired from the Army in the fall of 2012.

Since then, she’s been back in Des Moines going to school and taking care of her parents.