Matthew Brewer

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: St. Louis, MO

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Captain Matthew Brewer served as a Rifle Platoon Commander and the Combined Anti-Armor Team Platoon Commander with deployments to Japan, Guam, and South Korea. Matt completed the MARSOC’s Assessment and Selection Course and was chosen to serve as the Special Operations Expert and Operations Officer at the United Nations in Mali, West Africa. He finished his time in the Marine Corps as a Future Operations Officer at the Marine University in Quantico, VA.

Matt was a protector and a man who dedicated his entire life to service. He played linebacker at the Naval Academy, and he was known for being a fierce competitor both on the football field and during his service. Off the field, Matt was kind, compassionate, humble, and respected by all who knew him. As one of his superiors wrote, “Matt was the Captain America of U.S. Marine Corps”. Above all, he was a devoted Christian who loved the lord with all of his heart.

Captain Brewer should be remembered as the warrior he was. It is also important to note that Matt took his own life in February due to his service to this nation. Even the strongest warriors deal with internal battles, and it is every American’s responsibility to help them get the help they need and deserve.

Age: 31

Date of Death: February 19, 2021

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