RICHARD D BREWER
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 83 OF THE WALL

RICHARD DENNIS BREWER

WALL NAME

RICHARD D BREWER

PANEL / LINE

11W/83

DATE OF BIRTH

11/11/1944

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/02/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BIG SPRING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Howard County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD DENNIS BREWER
POSTED ON 5.2.2024
POSTED BY: Jack Hugele

Documentary

It's May 2 again and one of the longest days the Apache Troop Blue platoon, but the last day of the lives of our brothers Rick Brewer, George Slye and Frank Corona. The Blue Platoon was no more that 20 to 25 men and our mission was to rescue downed choppers of Apache Troop. The Blues were honored to have an excellent documentary produced about our experiences during the Vietnam war and our rescue missions. Interviewed in the documentary were the soldiers involved in the rescue mission on May 2, 1970. The documentary will be shown in Ontario Wisconsin on Memorial Day weekend and aired on streaming platforms afterwards.
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POSTED ON 10.16.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir The remembrances from your fellow soldier Jack Hugele are touching. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever.
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POSTED ON 5.2.2021
POSTED BY: Jack Hugele

Another 2May

It's spring again and a beautiful day in southeast Texas. My memories go back to that day 51 years ago that 1 LT Rick, SSGT Slye and SGT Corona were shot down in Cambodia. In a combat zone you don't keep track of the days of the week but I think it was a Saturday and the next day during a Sunday service we had a eulogy for our brothers who had perished the previous day. In giving the eulogy for Rick I know a tear came to my eye and others there at the service. It was difficult to realize that Rick and his crew were gone after a very successful incursion into Cambodia the previous day. At our Apache Troop 1/9 reunions we all talk about that day and what could have been. Know that Rick and his crew will never be forgotten by the men he served with.
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POSTED ON 5.2.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Lt. Richard Dennis Brewer was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander and was assigned to A TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV.
See http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BrewerRD01a.htm
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POSTED ON 11.11.2020
POSTED BY: RICHARD D SAKHAROFF

On Your Birthday and Veterans Day 11/11/2020

Thank you LT. Brewer for your courage while serving your country. I find it comforting to know that many others are stopping by this memorial page to pay respect for the sacrifice you laid down. You will NOT be forgotten
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