Drew Derwin, 25, Air Force veteran
Airman First Class Drew Alan Derwin died unexpectedly at home in South Salem, NY, March 11, 2014, age 25.
He was born at Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, August 25, 1988, a beloved son of Daniel Evan Derwin and Anna Olson Derwin.
He is also survived by a brother, C. Taylor Derwin; sisters, Elizabeth Mari Derwin and Danielle Allison Derwin Wynne; brother-in-law, James Wynne; niece, Marie Elisabeth Wynne; grandmother Rosilyn (Roz) Derwin; uncle, Ross Derwin; aunt, Judy Marie Derwin; cousins, Connor Everett Bodine, Gretta Elizabeth Bodine, Kirk Russell Brimhall, and Mari Alissa Brimhall Bustamante.
Drew graduated from John Jay HS 2006 and the Connecticut Culinary Institute 2008. He worked as a sous chef before enlisting in the Air Force. He graduated from boot camp July 13, 2013 and then stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico with the 27TH Special Operations Maintenance Squadron as a trusted Armament Load Crew Technician. He performed weapons system maintenance and munitions loading actions supporting aircraft valued at 1.2 billion dollars. Due to his focus, mental acuity and ability to resolve problems quickly, he was selected to support an Afghanistan deployment packing the weapon pallet and ensuring the bomb release unit was serviceable.
Drew’s Commander at Cannon AFB wrote to his parents as follows: “Drew was admired by his peers and supervisors. His teammates had this to say: “a good friend,” “always willing to lend a hand whenever and where ever needed,” “happy,” “energetic,” “friendly,” “hardworking,” “encourager.” Your son’s impact to the United States Air Force and the airmen he served with has been tremendous. Drew left a lasting impression on the squadron and he will not be forgotten.”
Airman First Class Drew Alan Derwin was interred with full military honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, July 14, 2014.