Joseph Clarkson Brewer
Born 12 March 1921
Died 28 September 1944
3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Mar Division, Company K
The Kingsport Times News, 29 October 1944
Rogersville Marine wins Bronze Star – Marine Private First Class Joseph C. Brewer, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Brewer, Rogersville, has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic and outstanding performance of duty in action in the New Britain operation. Major E.H. Hurst of Philadelphia, Pa., congratulated him after the presentation at a base somewhere in the South Pacific. January 14, 1944, on Hill 660, Cape Cloucester, Machine Gunner Brewer worked his .30 caliber light machine gun to an exposed position forward of the lines despite his position and stoppages, caused by enemy fire on the gun, until the gun burned out. His valorous conduct distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character. Brewer formerly worked as a truck driver for his father. He enlisted June 7, 1941. A veteran of Guadalcanal, he has been overseas for 21 months.
The Kingsport Times News, 11 November 1948
PFC Joseph Clarkson Brewer, U.S. Marines, was killed in action in the Battle of Peleliu.