HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES D. BREWER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)

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 HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES D. BREWER

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                            HON. JAMES COMER

                              of kentucky

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Mr. COMER. Madam Speaker, today I rise to honor the life and legacy 
of Private First Class Charles D. Brewer, an American hero and 
exemplary public servant.
  Charles D. Brewer was born on August 16, 1923 in the Commonwealth of 
Kentucky. A Calloway County native, he enlisted in the United States 
Army on February 23, 1943 at the age of 20, during the height of the 
second World War.
  He trained at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and received a combat infantry 
badge along with rifle expert qualification.
  Private Brewer Shipped overseas with Company K of the 120th infantry. 
He contributed to the war effort as a truck driver, transporting light 
supply loads. Brewer valiantly served on several campaigns in the 
European theater including Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and 
Ardennes. Although he suffered wounds in action, Brewer recovered to 
join the Allies in celebrating the epic defeat over the Axis forces. 
His valance earned him two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, and a Good 
Conduct Ribbon. On November 17, 1945 he was honorably discharged and 
rejoined civilian life.
  I am honored to recognize Private Charles D. Brewer and his great 
contributions to the 1st District of Kentucky and the American war 
effort. His many decorations represent the extraordinary sacrifice and 
bravery of heroes like Private Brewer. Today, I join this Calloway 
County native's family and friends in celebrating his legacy and 
honoring his noble service to our nation.

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