Charles Frederic Brewster – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report

Charles Frederic Brewster, 84, a retired Army colonel who spent part of his career on military intelligence computer-related work, died of congestive heart failure July 23, 1998 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Virginia.

Colonel Brewster, who was born in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, began a 28-year military career in 1941. After graduating from Officer Candidate School, he saw World War II duty in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division.

He left active duty in 1946 but returned to military service five years later. His assignments included chairman of a Jordan-Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission under the U.N. Truce Supervisory. He also served as chief of the advanced studies division for the U.S. Army Intelligence Combat Development Agency and chief of the intelligence data handling systems division at U.S. Army Headquarters in Europe.

His honors included the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. After his retirement in 1969, he settled in Alexandria and became a senior systems analyst for North American Rockwell Information Systems Co. in Washington and a real estate agent for Long and Foster Real Estate.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Vivers Brewster of Alexandria; two sons, Paul Frederic Brewster of Washington and Scott Charles Brewster of Alexandria; a sister; and two granddaughters.


On Thursday, July 23, 1998, of Alexandria, VA, cherished husband of Dorothy V. Brewster; father of Scott Brewster and Paul Brewster and his wife, Linda Vitella; and brother of Marjorie Sherwood. Also survived by two granddaughters, Lindsay and Heather. Memorial service at the Old Fort Myer Chapel at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 6 followed by interment in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to charity of your choice.

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