He was born in Ning-ning District, Hunan, China in 1892.
Mr. Lo received his early training at the military schools in Hunan and Hupeh and later graduated from the Paoting Military Officers' College.
Lin Lo entered the army service after graduation and served successively as a company, battalion, regiment, brigade and division Commander in the Revolutionary Army now commander of the 77th Division of the National Army with headquarters in Hunan. During his long military career, he had participated in more than ten major campaigns and distinguished himself especially in the bandit suppression expeditions in Honan, Hupeh, Hunan and Kiangsi.
Mr. Lo was awarded 2nd Class Decoration by the National Government for meritorious services.