I consider myself very fortunate for having known Major Brinkman. He was a true scholar and wise in many things. I was a freshman at Carver when he took over the JROTC program and was one of only a handful of seniors that were in his original class. He seemed to know what needed to be said and when to say it. I am saddened that I was never able to visit since leaving Columbus and even more so knowing I will never be able to shake his hand again. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. The world is a lesser place without his presence.
Class of 1985