Aug 08 2016
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Joined by fellow combat veterans, ride will stop in 16 towns across District 43

GORDON, NE – Retired US Army Colonel Tom Brewer will lead a 500-mile ride on horseback across western Nebraska’s 43rd Legislative District, beginning September 3 in Ainsworth.

The ‘Nebraska Freedom Ride’ will follow The Cowboy Trail through the Sandhills from Ainsworth to Chadron, with stops including Gordon and Valentine, before heading to the southern half of the legislative district through Fort Robinson with stops including Alliance, Hyannis, and Mullen.

Col. Brewer, a Republican, defeated incumbent Al Davis in the May Primary Election. He will face Davis again on the November 8 ballot.

“This ride is a once-in-a-lifetime event,” said retired Colonel Bill Davis, a combat veteran and former Army Ranger School colleague joining Col. Brewer for the ride. “Col. Brewer epitomized leadership during his career, and to bring his campaign directly to the people in this way is a testament to his character and determination.”

Another eight combat veterans will join Col. Brewer and Col. Davis on the “cavalry-style” ride across the 12-county legislative district, the largest of 49 in Nebraska.

“Western Nebraska is my home and it’s very important to me that this campaign reaches every corner of the district,” Col. Brewer said. “I believe this ride is an unmistakable way for me to demonstrate my commitment to these communities and the people who make them great.”

A Gordon native, Col. Brewer retired from active duty in 2013 after 36 years of military service, including 6 tours in Afghanistan. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan, and was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom.

Dates and locations for Freedom Ride stops are listed below. Find additional on Facebook.


September 3                      Ainsworth

September 4                      Johnstown

September 5                      Wood Lake

September 6                      Valentine

September 7                      Cody

September 8                      Merriman

September 9                      Gordon

September 11                    Hay Springs

September 13                    Chadron

September 15                    Alliance

September 16                    Ellsworth

September 17                    Hyannis

September 18                    Mullen

September 19                    Thedford

September 20                    Dunning

September 21                    Brewster

September 22                    Ainsworth

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