Eugene Harvey Brewer was born at Treadway, Tennessee,, the son of Mack Milton Brewer and Mary Leona “Loney” Johnson.
Eugene H. Brewer enlisted in the Army on May 1, 1943. He was a Private. He served in Italy and took part in the landings on Anzio Beach. He was killed in Italy on March 26, 1944.
976th Field Artillery Battalion
The Morristown Gazette Mail, 26 April 1944
Mr. and Mrs. McM Brewer of Treadway have just received a telegram from the War Department advising them that their son, Pvt. Eugene H. Brewer, was killed in action on March 26, on the Anzio beachhead in Italy. Pvt. Brewer is a nephew of Mrs. Roy Austin and Harvey Johnson of this city. He was a member of the Army Signal Corps, and was inducted into the service on April 30, 1943, leaving for overseas duty on Oct. 27th, last year. He served first in North Africa being sent later to Italy, arriving at the Anzio beachhead in February. In a recent letter home he said “this is quite a busy place,” (referring to Anzio) and praised his officers and comrades. Surviving besides his parents are five sisters, Mrs. Horace Green of Luther, Mrs. Tony Wolfe, and Margaret Juanita and Maxine, at home; two brothers, Wayne and Carroll of Treadway.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 20 April 1923
- Date of death: 26 March 1944
- County: Hancock
- Hometown: Treadway
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 976th Field Artillery Battalion
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Anzio Beach
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Greene-Brewer Cemetery, Hancock County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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