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Airman raised in Oswego dies in Afghanistan crash

Monday, April 29, 2013

His sister calls him a hero.

Twenty-eight-year-old Captain Brandon Cyr was killed along with three other American airmen in a crash this weekend in Afghanistan.

Cyr spent part of his childhood in Oswego and attended Traughber Junior High School.

The MC-12 aircraft went down on Saturday near Kandahar.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

In a Facebook message, Cyr's sister tells ABC 7 News, "He touched so many people in such amazing ways. I'm so proud of him. The world lost an outstanding man."

Also killed was 30-year-old Reid Nishizuka, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The native of Hawaii was a decorated captain in the Air Force with more than a dozen Medals of Valor.

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