Remembering Capt. Brandon Cyr, Scott AFB Grad Student

| April 30, 2013

The University extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Capt. Brandon Cyr, 28, a Webster University graduate student who was killed while on duty in Afghanistan this past weekend.

Capt. Cyr, a Woodbridge, Va., native, died when the plane he was flying with three other airmen crashed in the Zabul region of Afghanistan, about 110 miles northeast of Kandahar Air Field. The accident was reported early Monday morning in Afghanistan, which was late Sunday night in the United States.

The local St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Belleville News Democrat published reports, updated today, where Capt. Cyr is fondly remembered as “larger than life.” An online guestbook for tributes is available at

The investigation is currently under investigation by the Air Force, though military officials said it does not appear that enemy activity was occurring in the area when the crash happened.

This was Capt. Cyr’s fourth deployment overseas. He was assigned to the 906th Air Refueling squadron. He had more than 1,700 hours of flying time, including 900 hours in combat, military officials said.

Capt. Cyr was a student at Webster’s Scott Air Force Base location. He was working on a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership and currently was taking online classes during his overseas deployment. Services for Capt. Cyr are pending.


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