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Andre W. Brewster
Born (1862-12-09)December 9, 1862
Died March 27, 1942(1942-03-27) (aged 79)
Place of birth Hoboken, New Jersey
Place of death Boston, Massachusetts
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1885 - 1925
Rank Major General
Unit 9th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
Boxer Rebellion
*Battle of Tientsin
Awards Medal of Honor

Andre Walker Brewster (December 9, 1862 – March 27, 1942) was a major general in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the Boxer Rebellion.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Andre Walker Brewster was born on December 9, 1862 in Hoboken, New Jersey, during the American Civil War.[1] He was commissioned in the Army in 1885 and served in "frontier duty" and the Spanish-American War.

For his actions during the Boxer Rebellion on July 13, 1900 in Tientsin, China, while a Captain with the 9th U.S Infantry, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 15, 1903.

During World War I, from June 1917 to September 1919, he served in France as Inspector General of General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force (AEF). Brewster's last command was the I Corps area in Boston, Massachusetts. He retired in 1925 with the rank of major general.

Brewster died on March 27, 1942 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia.[2] His grave is located in section 2, lot 1130.[2]

Honors and awards[edit | edit source]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Rank and organization: Captain, 9th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Tientsin, China, July 13, 1900. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Hoboken, N.J. Date of issue: September 15, 1903.

Citation:

While under fire rescued 2 of his men from drowning.[3]

Namesakes[edit | edit source]

In World War II, the United States Navy transport ship General A. W. Brewster was named in Brewster's honor. The ship was also active in the Korean War, earning five battle stars for her service in that conflict.[4]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Andre Walker Brewster, arlingtoncemetery.net. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Born on December 9, 1862, at Hoboken, New Jersey, during the Civil War and commissioned in the Army in 1885."
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Andre W. Brewster". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6129889. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  3. "Andre W. Brewster, Medal of Honor recipient". China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071214025021/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/chinare.html. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  4. "General A. W. Brewster". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. United States Navy. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/g2/general_a_w_brewster.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 

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