CW5 Terry L. Brewer

October 17, 1964August 21, 2013
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CW5 Terry L. Brewer 17 October 1964 – 21 August 2013

CW5 Terry L. Brewer was born in Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 1964, the son of Mr. Estell Hughes Brewer and Mrs. Alma Diane Wagley. He passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at his residence.

Terry joined the US Army in 1985 and has devoted over 27 years to the Armed Forces. Over the course of his Military career, Terry traveled all around the US, the Middle East and Asia.

His position as a Blackhawk Instructor Pilot was every little boy’s dream.

In 1986 Terry married his sweetheart, Ms. Lana Porter, of Ft. Collins, CO. They became the proud parents of 2 sons. After many Military duty stations, the Brewer family called Killeen, TX home in the year 2000.

CW5 Terry L. Brewer will forever live in the heart of his loving wife of 27 years, Lana Brewer, of Killeen. Terry also leaves to cherish his many memories 2 sons; Cole Brewer of Austin and Cyle Brewer, and 1 daughter-in-law, Maria Brewer, of Killeen, 2 grandchildren; Anthony Alexander Brewer and Keira Rose Brewer both of Killeen. CW5 Brewer is also survived by his parents; Mr. Estell Hughes Brewer and Mrs. Alma Diane Wagley Carpenter; 1 brother, Garry Brewer of Lubbock; 1 sister, Toni Jones of Eastland; 3 step-brothers; Wes Byrd of Baird, Shawn Dylan Bryan of Germany and D’Wayne Carpenter of Richmond, VA and 1 step-sister, Lori Swanner of Eula.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lana Brewer for the future establishment of the CW5 Terry L. Brewer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Brewer family will receive guests for a time of visitation on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6-8 PM in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers funeral home of Killeen. CW5 Brewer will be laid to rest in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM with full Military honors.

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DC Bean

July 14, 2016

Terry was a great soldier. I had the privilege of flying with him and noticed our picture of that event was posted on the memorial site images. Brothers in Arms

Terry C

October 25, 2013

My heart truly breaks for his family and his parents. I knew him when he was a young boy living outside of Washington DC. Because his family had been such a comfort to me in those days, I often stopped and pictured in my mind what would happen especially for that straight, dutiful young man of twelve, so sweet. I knew only great things would happen for him. My love and deepest sympathy go out to his parents, Estell and Diane. Over the passing years, I would always keep track, as best I could, of the members of that memorable family. When I reached out this time, I discovered that this painful event had taken place and one part of my own heart broke because I could not meet the man the boy became once again. May God bless you all and have you know that Terry is with you always.

Carl Preciado-Johnson

October 22, 2013

I served with CW5 Terry Brewer about 10-12 years ago in the 1st CAV. He was a first rate professional aviator and a superior instructor pilot. My condolences to his family for a tremendous loss.

Carl Preciado-Johnson NSDQ

Jeremy Johnson

September 12, 2013

I had the privilege of flying with a man of excellence and serving with a man of honor. I regret that I did not know him better. My best wishes to his family.

Bill Mooney

September 8, 2013

Terry was the epitome of the professional Aviator and Soldier. I am honored to have served with him and flown with him in combat, and know that his efforts to train our aircrews have saved countless lives. My heartfelt condolences to his family and prayers for Terry and his family.

Greg Meyer

September 5, 2013

My prayers go out to his wife and family. I served proudly with Terry with the 1ACB at Hood. I will miss him deeply but remember him fondly. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.

Murland Jones

September 4, 2013

Our continuing prayers for each member of this family. Terry doesn't need our prayers anymore. We know he can rest in a well deserved peace. His bold heart markers will be remembered by many after his footprints vanish. Our memories with church, music and all this family are lasting. Thank you for the memories.

Chris and Kerstin Joslin

August 31, 2013

Terry's passing reminds me just how significant he was in the lives of great American aviation pilots, crews, teams, companies, battalions and brigades, whose calm professionalism trained and mentored junior enlisted and warrants to field grade commanding officers in just about any condition imaginable. A truly great Amercian patriot that touched so many lives. All who served with hm are better for it. His unexpected loss hurts so many because his impact was so broad and lasting. Rest in peace, sir.

Fernanda Redwine

August 31, 2013

Our maker has called you home! You don't have to worry anymore! Rest well Brother Terry!

Terry Jones

August 30, 2013

Toni: Terry was very special to all of us. The gangly teenager turned into an awesome man that anyone would be proude of. Thank you for sharing him with us.