In October 1957, Stron's vessel crash landed on Earth in Carbon Creek, Pennsylvania, a small mining town in the United States of America. While there, he worked as a plumber to earn money. Often when there were no Humans around, he would use Vulcan technology to repair the piping more easily.
After several months, Stron had grown annoyed with Humans, including one boy who continually commented that his hairstyle looked similar to that of Moe, one of The Three Stooges. He and crewmate T'Mir were finally rescued by another Vulcan ship soon after.
Even though he claimed to be annoyed with humans and had already quit his job in preparation for their rescue, T'Mir questioned why he was still repairing a vacuum cleaner. Stron explained that he promised Mrs. Garrett that he would repair it for her, showing that he had some pride in keeping his word to a Human. (ENT: "Carbon Creek")