To the man who saw the leader in me and brought it out of me. You taught me discipline and confidence. I thank God for your hand in my life. Thank you I love and I miss you.
Keith Sharpe c\o 1992
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Friends from Illeshiem.
I am Allen Brinkman II, the proud son of Maj Allen R Brinkman. I can never tell you all enough how thankful we are for these heart warming tributes. We intend to let these posts tell the wonderful story of what a great teacher, father, friend, husband and solider he was to his 7 young grandchildren. Seeing these posts we are humbled and more importantly reaffirmed our thoughts about this special man. He will forever be in our prayers and we will strive to live the life he would have intended us to. He died with this quote next to his bed. He tried to live by it. As we will try as well
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Thanks Maj Brinkman. I only participated in one year of JROTC, but your teaching carried over to the football field once I arrived at University of Georgia. Thanks a million, and if I am fortunate enough to get to Heaven; I know I will see you there. RIP Brother. Jody D. Hill Class of 1988....
My Condelences to the Brinkman's family...Maj Brinkman was a great man and Soldier. I wouldn't be the person i am today without his help preparing me for the military. I salute you and will never forget you. Thanks for all your help may you rest in peace. Val Phillips