Techsans in the Vietnam War: Profile

Techsans in the Vietnam War

Lieutenant Louis K. Breuer, IV

22 March 1946 - 20 June 1972
TTU: 1966-'68
Class of '68

Headshot of Louis Breuer while at Texas Tech University
Louis Breuer Texas Tech Football Picture for GameDay Programs
Louis Breuer Texas Tech Football Picture for GameDay Programs
F Troop 9th Cavalry Unit Patch
F Troop 9th Cavalry Unit Patch
9th Cavalry Unit Patch
9th Cavalry Unit Patch
Louis K. Breuer was born on March 22, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He grew up in Richardson, Texas, and became a member of Richardson High's all-star teams for both football and baseball. He came to Texas Tech with a football scholarship and was the starting tight end for the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 1966, his sophomore year, until 1968. He was remembered by teammates, sports writers, and coaches alike as a man who always gave his all and never gave up. After college he joined the Army in 1969 and attended basic training and advanced infantry training at Fort Leonard Wood, then went to Officer's Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After OCS he received extensive flight training, ultimately becoming a Cobra pilot. He was commissioned as a lieutenant and went to fight in Vietnam September 24, 1971, serving with F Troop, 9th Cavalry, in the An Loc area. Breuer earned two Silver Stars for heroism and bravery during his time in Vietnam and when his tour was up on May 1, 1972, he agreed to stay in Vietnam for an extra four months. On June 20 he was shot down by an SA-7 missile while on a mission over An Loc, the same day that his unit was being withdrawn from service in Vietnam. Many people were shocked and saddened by his death, remembering him as a great officer and great football player. He is now buried at the Fort Sill Post Cemetery in Oklahoma.