Honor and Remember

VFW Post 9010 has a long history.  Our three namesakes are Brewer-Lowder-McCuiston



Lieutenant James Estes Brewer

Lieutenant Brewer was born on February 10, 1920.  He entered the Air Force in 1942.  He was killed in action on November 21, 1944 while flying a mission over occupied China.  He was awarded the Purple Heart and is buried in Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery. 


More detailed information about Lieutenant Brewer can be found: HERE




First Sergeant Clarence Edward Lowder

First Sergeant Lowder was born on July 28, 1924 in Clemmons NC.  He joined the Army in 1947.  He was a Field Artillery First Sergeant for the 25th Infantry Division.  He ultimately served his Country in the Army for a total of 22 years.  His Vietnam tour started on June 12, 1969 and ended on September 8, 1969 when he died from small arms fire.  He was 45 year old.


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Private First Class Harvey Richard McCuiston

Private First Class McCuiston was born on February 16, 1950 in Advance, NC.  He joined the Army as an 11B10: Infantryman.  He was assigned to Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade.  He served in Vietnam from June 16, 1969 until his death on August 19, 1969.

He was awarded the following medals for his heroic actions:

  • The Combat Infantryman's Badge (CIB)
  • The Purple Heart Medal
  • The Vietnam Service Medal
  • The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal
  • The National Defense Service Medal


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