An airman has been killed in an automobile crash, the North Dakota National Guard announced Tuesday.
“On behalf of the airmen and soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard, we offer our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of 2nd Lt. Christopher Brewer,” Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general, said in a statement. “A true patriot, Christopher was the epitome of a citizen-airmen, serving his nation in uniform and his community as a teacher.”
Brewer, 41, was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 52 north of Velva, N.D., the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
Brewer enlisted in the North Dakota Air National Guard in 2005 and served as an avionics technician with the 119th Maintenance Squadron, a personnel specialist with the 119th Force Support Squadron and the 219th Security Forces Squadron, and a first sergeant with the 119th Medical Group. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2022 and served with the 219th Security Forces Squadron, Minot Air Force Base.
“Our Hooligan family deeply mourns the loss of Christopher Brewer,” said Col. Mitch Johnson, 119th Wing commander. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him as we provide full support to his family, friends and fellow airmen. His loss is deeply felt within the North Dakota Air National Guard.”
Brewer was a teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot.