Capt Brandon Lee Cyr

Capt Brandon Lee Cyr

Birth
Pitkin County, Colorado, USA
Death 27 Apr 2013 (aged 28)
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 9498
Memorial ID 109666330 · View Source
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Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28, of Woodbridge, Va. died April 27, near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft. The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash. He was assigned to the 906th Air Refueling Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Capt. Cyr was born September 16, 1984 in Aspen, CO the son of CDR Phillip G Cyr, U.S. Navy and Deborah A (Tidaback) Cyr.
Brandon was a member of the 906th Air Refueling Squadron stationed at Scott Air Force Base in IL where he played a vital role in the Total Force Integrated 126th Air Refueling Wing. A spirited officer, pilot, and friend, Capt. Cyr was known for his natural ability to lead and mentor others. At the time of his death, he had earned more than 1,700 flying hours - 900 of those in combat. He had received the Meritorious Service Medal, five Air Medals, and an Achievement Medal.
Survivors include his parents Phillip and Debbie Cyr of Alexandria, VA; his older sister Bobbi Jo Cyr of Oswego, IL; maternal grandparents Darryl and Diane Tidaback of Paducah, KY.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 8. 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with CREMATORY, 1801 Douglas Road Oswego, IL.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 27 S Edgelawn Drive Aurora, IL.
Internment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA at a later date with full military honors.
Brandon was loved by many but will be remembered by all - a true American Hero!
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to The Capt. Brandon L Cyr Memorial Scholarship fund for AFJROTC students.
906 Air Refueling Squadron
c/o Cindy Self
2151 Golf Course Road
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois 62225. Obituary provided by Dunn Family Funeral Home.

Gravesite Details Interred June 3, 2013
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  • Added: 28 Apr 2013
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