David Lukens Shoemaker Brewster – Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps

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David Lukens Shoemaker Brewster

Born 31 December 1887 in Washington D.C.
Died 10 July 1945

Second Lieutenant 1910
Captain 1916
Advanced through Grades to Brigadier General 1943
Designated Naval Aviator in 1917
Naval Aviator 1917-22
Served with Marine Barracks, Quantico 1919-.
Served in Nicaragua 1928-29
Served with 4th Regiment 1932-35
Chief of Staff, 1st Brigade 1938-40
Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks, New River 1941 Administrative Deputy, I Marine Amphibious Corps 1943-44 Chief of Staff, Administrative Command, I Marine Amphibious Corps 1944-45 Relieved of all duty due to illness in June 1945
Legion of Merit

Married Mercer B. Taliaferro 26 February 1919


General Brewster was born in 1887 and died in 1945.  He was buried with full military honors in Section 4 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Mercer Taliaferro Brewster (1896-1959) is buried with him.

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David L. S. Brewster  Marine Corps Aviatior #6, Naval Aviator #55
1st US Marine Regiment Commanding Officer (CO) 3 March 1941-1 April 1941 Colonel David L.S. Brewster


On October 14, 1917, the First Marine Aeronautic Company was transferred to Cape May, N. J., and took over the naval air station at that place.

On December 7, 1917, the First Marine Aeronautic Company, then consisting of 12 officers and 133 enlisted men, was ordered to Naval Base 13, Ponta Delgada, Azores, arriving there on January 21, 1918. This company was the first completely equipped American aviation unit to leave the United States for service in the war. This organization operated an antisubmarine patrol station of 10 R-6 seaplanes, 2 N-9 seaplanes, and later 6 HS-2-L flying boats until the station was ordered abandoned on January 24, 1919, when it was ordered to return to the United States, arriving at the Marine flying field, Miami, Fla., March 15, 1919.  Major Francis T. Evans was in command from January 9 to July 18, 1918, and Major David L. S. Brewster from July 19, 1918, to January 20, 1919.

Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007


BREWSTER, DAVID LUKENS SHOEMAKER

  • BG USMC
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/10/1945
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/12/1945
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5689
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BREWSTER, MERCER T

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 07/31/1896
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/23/1957
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/28/1957
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5689
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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