Brewer, Coy Marcus, HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1951-1952, HN-0000, 1st Marine Division
Service Years
1950 - 1952
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1952
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Korea, South
Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Outpost Battles (Vegas - Reno - Carson)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1950, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas5th Marine Regiment1st Marine Division
  1950-1951, HA-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  1951-1952, HN-0000, 5th Marine Regiment
  1951-1952, HN-0000, 1st Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)/Battle of Bunker Hill
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Raids on the Sui-ho Dam
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Last Known Activity
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Hospitalman Brewer was a medic attached to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action by shell fragments while tending his wounded comrades in Korea on November 20, 1952.


My brother Richard G. Chappell and I (Gerald E. Chappell)knew Coy Brewer in the service in 1952. In our book Corpsmen:Letters From Korea, Dick Chappell mentioned (page 98)in a letter to our parents (about Feb 16, 1953),as best we could recall, the units we served with Coy in the service. The paragraph states: We did get some bad news about Coy Brewer, a classmate of ours back at [Medical Corps] school. He had also spent eight months with us at Bethesda [Hospital]plus coming over with us on the 25th draft. Coy was in Dog Company of 2nd Bn/5th Reg and I'm sure we have quite a few pictures of him back home. He was killed in a contact patrol shortly after our arrival in Korea. Brewer and three others were the total of KIAs in the 25th corpsman's draft.



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