Hansen: Nebraska's most battle-tested soldier has new mission: Life after combat
Since he was severely wounded in Afghanistan in 2011, Col. Tom Brewer had pursued a goal of returning to active duty.
Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 2:43 pm, Fri May 9, 2014.
Col. Tom Brewer spent 1,200 days of his life battling Taliban insurgents and chasing drug runners inside war-torn Afghanistan.
He escaped the poverty and alcoholism of the Pine Ridge Reservation and rose to the rank of colonel in the Army. At work, he earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. In his free time, he ran 39 marathons.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:43 pm.