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Roy V. Brewer (W4UUH)

May 26, 1989

Roy Brewer was born February 5, 1907 in Maxeys, Georgia. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and was captain of the track team. He served in the Navy during World War II, rising to the rank of Lt. Commander. Early in the war he was sent to MIT to radar school, where many of our bright young minds studied this "super secret" phenomenon. He was sent by President Truman to the Pacific Northwest during the latter years of the war to repair a radar transmitter that was protecting a secret A-bomb assembly site. Roy fixed it in no time flat! Roy was a friend of my late father, and gave me my novice test in 1959. He encouraged me to become a ham, and helped me get a Globe Scout transmitter going that I had built from a kit. He gave me parts for my future construction projects and continued to inspire and encourage me. His inspiration is partially responsible for my attending Georgia Tech, and earning three of their degrees. I will forever be indebted to Roy.. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known......

Contributed by: W4NU (W4NU)

Roy Brewer was my immediate superior and I worked for him for fourteen years. He was a good boss and he tried to help me in every way that he could. He was the Science Department Chairman and I was one of the Science teachers. We saw and talked with each other on a daily basis. He kept a transmitter in his class room and frequently conducted QSO's. He was a fine man and Ham and I miss him very much.

Contributed by: W4EBP (W4EBP)

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