906 ARS Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Warrior

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  • By Master Sgt. Ken Stephens
  • 126th Public Affairs Office
The 906th Air Refueling Squadron remembered a fallen comrade at a memorial service held here Wednesday.

Capt. Brandon Cyr, a pilot assigned to the squadron, was killed in a plane crash in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on April 27, 2013, along with three other crew members.

Lt. Col. Donald Landgrebe, commander of the 906th since 2015, honored Cyr in front of friends.

"I didn't know him but I see his influence still present in the unit," said Landgrebe. "Capt. Cyr was a friend to all who met him. He inspired others to always be their best."

"Even though all his friends cannot be physically present as we in the mobility world are always scattered around the globe, we know that we can come together in spirit in this same moment of time," Landgrebe remarked before observing a moment of silence at 9:06 a.m.

The outdoor ceremony took place at a memorial wall honoring Cyr and other fallen members of the 126th Air Refueling Wing, the 906th's operational parent unit.