OBITUARY

Allen Ray Brinkman

June 11, 1941October 4, 2012

MAJ (Ret.) Allen Ray Brinkman, 71, passed away on October 4, 2012. Services will be private.

MAJ Brinkman was born on June 11, 1941 to the late Clarence and Hazel Brinkman in Eunice, LA. He served proudly in the United States Army as a Helicopter Pilot during the Vietnam Conflict, having received numerous medals, most importantly the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal with “V” Device and 32 OLC. He retired after 21 years of service. Upon retirement from the Army, he became a teacher at Carver High School’s JROTC program, where he taught for 23 years.

Survivors include his wife, June Brinkman of Columbus, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Allen, II and Julie Brinkman of Tampa, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Stefanie and Jason Litz of Columbus, GA; seven grandchildren, Lawton, Jake, Hudson and Walker Brinkman and Shannon, Mary and Lucy Litz; two brothers, Gary Brinkman and Robert Brinkman; a sister, Paula Fortner; and several nieces and nephews.

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Richard Gaytan, Ssg

June 8, 2016

Ketiva Lynch

June 7, 2016

This was a great man and leader. Thank you for being a great mentor.

allen brinkman II

June 21, 2015

Love you Dad, Happy Fathers Day

Helen Robinson

November 16, 2014

Helen Robinson class of 1987

Helen Robinson

November 16, 2014

It so saddens my heart that I just learn of Maj. Brinkman's passing. As no other person touch my life as he did. He believed in me and always encouraged me and help to make me the woman I am today. Because of him I served proudly in the military and continue to be a succesful and contributing member of society. He remained my mentor long after I graduated and even past my service in the military. He was more than my teacher and mentor but became a friend and like a second father. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family. He will always be in my heart.

Helen Robinson

November 16, 2014

It so saddens my heart that I just learn of Maj. Brinkman's passing. As no other person touch my life as he did. He believed in me and always encouraged me and help to make me the woman I am today. Because of him I served proudly in the military and continue to be a succesful and contributing member of society. He remained my mentor long after I graduated and even past my service in the military. He was more than my teacher and mentor but became a friend and like a second father. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family. He will always be in my heart.

March 23, 2014

I am just learning that this wonderful leader has passed away. He will truly be missed. Maj Brinkman was the backbone of our JROTC program. He kept me motivated and help mold me into the person I am today. Wow...my heart is heavy to learn of this so late. Tracy Walton-King c/o 1992

Gary Richmond

January 27, 2014

My condolences to the family and friends of a great man, an excellent teacher, and a life coach. I remember he asked me what did I want to be and I was a confused teen. He introduce me into JROTC and he kept and motivated me there until I was enlisted into the U.S. Army. Everything he drilled and coached me on lead to a excellent military career until retirement. He was a great man and definitely an Officer. May he rest in Peace

Keith Sharpe

July 26, 2013

To the man who saw the leader in me and brought it out of me. You taught me discipline and confidence. I thank God for your hand in my life. Thank you I love and I miss you.

Keith Sharpe c\o 1992

Jim & Ruth Cearley

January 24, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Friends from Illeshiem.