|Birth: ||May 21, 1895|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1917|
A member of a prominent family, Cadet Sidney J. Brooks, Jr. became the first San Antonian to lose his life in World War I activities. He was killed when his JN-4 biplane crashed on his final return training flight from Hondo airfield to Kelly Field (now Kelly Air Force Base), Texas. Cadet Brooks was posthumously awarded his aviator's wings and commissioned at the request of the City Council. Brooks Field (now Brooks Air Force Base), San Antonio, was named in his honor. In November 1987 the Sidney J. Brooks Jr. Memorial Park and monument was dedicated on the base. He was reinterred, and his original gravestone transferred, from the Alamo Masonic Cemetery near downtown San Antonio, to the park on November 11, 1993.
Sidney Johnson Brooks (1866 - 1943)
Clara May Swearingen Brooks (1868 - 1924)
Alamo Masonic Cemetery
*Former burial location
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11697
Added: Dec. 7, 2015
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died." God bless you!|
Added: May. 27, 2010
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