His life record was so perfect, unparalleled by any other Indonesian recent politician. Born as the only son of a low rank soldier in the poorest region of East Java. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), came to earth at noon of 9th September 1949 when the hot sun rays baked the already dried hills of Seribu mountain range of Pacitan regency. SBY born among big families of Tremas Islamic boarding school (pesantren). He inherit the blood of the founder of Pesantren Tremas from his mother and founder of Pesantren Gontor from his father.
Little SBY live with his uncle, the chief of Tremas village, since his father was always moving to carry out his military duty. Even as the only son, he is not spoiled. Life was hard and so did young SBY hard to himself. His intelligence made him reference for his school friends especially who asked him to teach them in science, mathematics, and English language. Although it mean he must walk kilometers away to go to his friend’s house only to teach them. As reward, his friend treat him meal.