Fargo (NDNG) — Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, ND adjutant general, issued this statement
regarding the death of a ND National Guard Airman, 2nd Lt. Christopher Brewer.
“On behalf of the Airmen and Soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard, we offer our
sincerest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of 2nd Lt. Christopher Brewer”,
said Dohrmann. “A true patriot, Christopher was the epitome of a citizen-Airmen, serving his
nation in uniform and his community as a teacher.”
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol statement issued , Brewer was killed on
Jan. 22 in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 52 north of Velva, North Dakota.
“Our Hooligan family deeply mourns the loss of Christopher Brewer,” said Col. Mitch Johnson,
119th Wing commander. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him as we provide full support to
his family, friends and fellow Airmen. His loss is deeply felt within the North Dakota Air National
A resident of Velva, Brewer, 41, enlisted in the North Dakota Air National Guard in 2005 and
served as an avionics technician with the 119th Maintenance Squadron, a personnel specialist
with the 119th Force Support Squadron and the 219th Security Forces Squadron, and a first
sergeant with the 119th Medical Group. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2022
and served with the 219th Security Forces Squadron, Minot Air Force Base.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Minot State University in 2019 and
an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Resource Management from the Community
College of the Air Force in 2017.
In his full-time civilian occupation, Brewer was a teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic School in