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Hey guys, I don't know if this guy was ever here, but this was printed in todays local paper (the Orange County Register) and I thought he deserved some recognition. Maybe someone knew him?

Friends and family say goodbye to Army Spec. Brandon Meyer
Hundreds mourn at ceremonies in Orange, Corona del Mar.
By ELLYN PAK
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

ORANGE – He had it all planned out.

Army Spec. Brandon Meyer wanted “Amazing Grace” to be played at his funeral. He envisioned a service with full military honors and a 21-gun salute. He wanted mourners to wear baby blue.

He told his wife, Caitlin, that if he died, he wanted to be buried by his beloved ocean.

On Monday, a few hundred of Meyer's friends and family members honored him at a somber funeral at St. John's Lutheran Church in Orange and buried him in Corona del Mar with a view of the water.

The Rev. Terry Meyer, Brandon's father, spoke of his son's love for sports, music and his Bronco nicknamed “T-Shot” – short for tetanus shot because of the rust on the car.

He also said that his son felt compelled to serve his country after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, despite his family's reservations.

“He died doing what he desperately wanted to do,” said Meyer, a Lutheran pastor in Texas.

The service took place in the same church sanctuary where Meyer and his wife exchanged vows in September. St. John's Rev. Chris Singer, the pastor who married the couple, recalled asking Meyer why he wanted to marry Caitlin.

“She's the one,” Brandon replied. “She makes me happy. I like the same things she likes.”

Caitlin Meyer told the pastor that Brandon gave her a sense of security. He reminded her of what her brother and father were like. She felt safe with him.

Meyer was described by his father as a “courageous, fun-loving and God-fearing” guy.

Pallbearers carried out the soldier's flag-draped coffin while a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace.” Dozens of Patriot Guard members held up American flags as Meyer's body was escorted outside.

Twenty-year-old Meyer and four other soldiers were killed last month during an ambush in Mosul, Iraq. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson in Colorado.

Meyer – born in Beatrice, Neb. – had moved to Orange County after graduating from high school in Texas. He attended Concordia University in Irvine before enlisting in the service in January 2007 (At the time of his death, he listed his home as Orange).

He was sent to Iraq – his first deployment – in December. Private first class Meyer was posthumously promoted to specialist.
 

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If any one knows his family please thank him for his service. Thank you all for your service.
 

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R.I.P. Soldier R.I.P.
Only God can repay the debt we owe you.


Anyone else interested in maybe sending his family something from us fellow Bronco lovers?
 

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He doesn't sound familuer as far as a member here...but he paid the ultimate price.
RIP soldier!
 

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Dammit.

I hate hearing this shit

RIP soldier, your boots are hung up, and you are walking in poeace with God, for you have paid the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow americans.
 

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RIP
 

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Looks like he grew up in St. Louis and went to Canyon High School in Orange, Ca. (not Texas like the first article said), was an athlete in basketball and baseball, and graduated in '05.

*edit* There is a Canyon High School in New Braunfels, TX., so I'm probably wrong about that. :shrug

Brandon Meyer


Brandon Meyer

1987-2008

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Brandon Meyer, 20, formerly of Canyon, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John's Lutheran Church in Orange, Calif., with his father, the Rev. Terry Meyer, officiating. Memorial services also will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Fort Carson, Colo. Burial will be in Pacific View Memorial Park in Orange by Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary of Corona Del Mar, Calif.

Brandon was born Feb. 3, 1987, in Beatrice, Neb., to Terry and Eugenia Martinusen Meyer, and grew up in St. Louis. He graduated from Canyon High School in 2005, lettering in basketball and baseball. He attended Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., before entering the U.S. Army in January 2007. He graduated from Fort Benning, Ga., and was later stationed at Fort Carson, where he received a special honor in infantry. He was promoted posthumously to specialist. Brandon died serving his country on Jan. 28, 2008, in Mosul.

Survivors include his wife, Caitlin Meyer of Orange; his parents, Terry and Genia Meyer of Canyon; a sister, Desiree Meyer of San Marcos; his grandparents, Norbert and Tena Meyer of Beatrice; his grandfather, retired Master Sgt. Eugene Martinusen of Belleville, Ill.; his great-grandmother, Rose Smith of Houston; and other family, Tom and Elaine Rouse and children Amber, Beth, Alex and Ryan, Leo and Donna Martinusen and children Jonathon and Tina, Rick and Lisa Meyer and children Abby and Johnathon, and Christina Martinusen.

The family suggests memorials be designated for Specialist Brandon A. Meyer Student Aid Fund, Attn: Advancement Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105-3196.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 6, 2008
 

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R I P - these stories always bring tears to my eyes...
 

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Another hero fallen

He died ensuring we could pursue his hobby

Here's to him:beer

May good be with his family

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