Brandon Lee Cyr

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Shiloh/Bellville IL, Oswego IL

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Captain

Brandon was a member of the 906th Air Refueling Squadron stationed at Scott Air Force Base, IL where he played a vital role in the Total Force Integrated 126th Air Refueling Wing. 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.

A spirited officer, pilot, and friend, Capt. Cyr was known for his natural ability to lead and mentor others. He was also known for his contagious smile. He enjoyed playing volleyball and racquetball in his free time and also spent his weekends relaxing baking amazing goodies which he shared with his friends and comrades. Family and friends were the most important thing to him.

Brandon loved life, mentoring others and spending time with his family and friends.

Age: 28

Date of Death: April 27, 2013

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