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Brewster '66 awarded prestigious James Earl Rudder Medal

Olin "Findley" Brewster Jr. '66 January 15, 2020 10:03 AM updated: January 17, 2020 2:44 PM

Retired Col. Findley Brewster (center), a U.S. Army Reserve ambassador for the state of Texas, receives the Maj. Gen. James Earl Rudder Award in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2019. Brewster received the Maj. James Earl Rudder Award during the annual Association of the United States Army meeting for his involvement with major community projects and the creation of the Minuteman Scholarship. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Felix Fimbres)
Retired Col. Findley Brewster (center), a U.S. Army Reserve ambassador for the state of Texas, receives the Maj. Gen. James Earl Rudder Award in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2019. Brewster received the Maj. James Earl Rudder Award during the annual Association of the United States Army meeting for his involvement with major community projects and the creation of the Minuteman Scholarship. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Felix Fimbres)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Army Reserve ambassador stood before a massive crowd of Army senior leaders to receive a medal named after his own personal war hero.

Col. Olin Findley Brewster '66, who retired from the military but still serves today as an Army Reserve ambassador in Texas, received the Maj. Gen. James Earl Rudder Medal in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2019.

Among his accomplishments, Brewster is known for his compassion for the community and was instrumental in the creation of the Minuteman Scholarship.

The award he received also happens to be named after the man who signed Brewster’s own college diploma.

Brewster’s military journey began by commissioning as part of the corps of cadets at Texas A&M University in 1966. Throughout his 29 years in the active Army and Army Reserve, he held a variety of positions at almost every level and excelled in each one.

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