PFC Brandon A Meyer, 20, of Orange, California, was one of five soldiers killed on January 28, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colorado.
Meyer, who joined the Army in January 2007, was due to celebrate his 21st birthday Saturday.
Though he was born a Nebraskan, he was a 2005 graduate of Canyon (Texas) High School, according to the O.C. Register. You can see him in his Canyon H.S. baseball uniform here; #19, standing tall and proud. He attended Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. for a time and enlisted in the Army on Jan. 18, 2007, according to the Greater Orange News Service. He was married to Catlin Meyer or Orange, California. He and his wife moved to Colorado, where he was stationed. He joined the 3rd Brigade Combat Team last June.
Preliminary Service Itinerary from the Patriot Guard Riders:
On 09 Feb the PGR has been asked to be present when Pfc. Meyer arrives home. We will meet his Air Craft and escort him to Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary 3500 Pacific View Dr. Corona Del Mar California 92625
On 11 Feb 2008 we will escort Pfc. Meyer from Pacific View to Saint John’s Lutheran Church 154 S Shaffer St Orange Ca.92866. Following the services the PGR will escort Pfc. Meyer back to Pacific View for Military Honors.