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 Sidney Johnston Brooks, Jr

Sidney Johnston Brooks, Jr

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Death 13 Nov 1917 (aged 22)
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 11696 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11696
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sidney Johnston Brooks, Jr (21 May 1895–13 Nov 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11696, citing Sidney J. Brooks, Jr. Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .