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Pfc Bryan Myers, Jr. Obituary

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Pfc Bryan Myers, Jr.

Joliet, Illinois

May 26, 1929 - September 5, 1950

Pfc Bryan Myers, Jr. Obituary

Bryan Myers, Jr., an American Soldier, was killed in action on September 5, 1950, at Hoenan, Korea, while proudly serving his country. He remained missing in action until September 21, 2023, when he was identified by the Indio-Pacific Directorate Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Buddy was born on May 26, 1929 in Cobden, IL, the son of the late Bryan and Lillie (nee Hinkle) Myers.




Buddy enlisted in the United States Army in August 1948. On September 5, 1950, Buddy’s Unit was successfully holding positions along the Nam and Naktong Rivers while enemy units began withdrawing west across the Nam River. That same day is when Pfc Myers’s unit reported him killed in action. He served and gave his life during the Korean War. He was as a Heavy Weapons Infantryman, assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Buddy was a decorated veteran who during his service earned the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the CIB, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea-Korean War Service Medal, Republic of Korea-Presidential Unit Citation, and a Gold Star Lapel Button.




Buddy is survived by his brother, Bobby (Glenda) Myers of Cobden, IL; and his sister, Barbara Lee (the late William H.) Cerney of Shorewood, IL. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.




He is preceded by his parents; and his brothers, Donald and Harold Myers.




Visitation for Bryan Myers, Jr. will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of prayers at 12:00 noon. Pfc Myers will finally be properly laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery following almost 75 years of being missing, where full military honors will be held under the auspices of the United States Army, the National Guard and the Illinois Patriot Guard.




For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Pfc Bryan Myers, Jr. hosted by Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes.

Bryan Myers, Jr., an American Soldier, was killed in action on September 5, 1950, at Hoenan, Korea, while proudly serving his country. He remained missing in action until September 21, 2023, when he was identified by the Indio-Pacific Directorate Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Buddy was born on May 26, 1929 in Cobden, IL, the son of the late Bryan and Lillie (nee Hinkle) Myers.




Buddy enlisted in the United States Army in August 1948. On September 5, 1950, Buddy’s Unit was successfully holding positions along the Nam and Naktong Rivers while enemy units began withdrawing west across the Nam River. That same day is when Pfc Myers’s unit reported him killed in action. He served and gave his life during the Korean War. He was as a Heavy Weapons Infantryman, assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Buddy was a decorated veteran who during his service earned the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the CIB, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea-Korean War Service Medal, Republic of Korea-Presidential Unit Citation, and a Gold Star Lapel Button.




Buddy is survived by his brother, Bobby (Glenda) Myers of Cobden, IL; and his sister, Barbara Lee (the late William H.) Cerney of Shorewood, IL. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.




He is preceded by his parents; and his brothers, Donald and Harold Myers.




Visitation for Bryan Myers, Jr. will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of prayers at 12:00 noon. Pfc Myers will finally be properly laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery following almost 75 years of being missing, where full military honors will be held under the auspices of the United States Army, the National Guard and the Illinois Patriot Guard.




For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Pfc Bryan Myers, Jr. hosted by Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes.

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