INVER GROVE HEIGH, MN, USA U.S. Army CPL, COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 4TH INFANTRY, HOHENFELS, GERMANY QALAT, AFGHANISTAN 04/08/2007
Conor Gerard Masterson was born on March 22, 1986 at Hahn Air Base, Germany. He grew up in Vadnais Heights and Woodbury, MN. Conor was a wonderful, caring person who made a lot of people happy.
Conor and Lorena had married last June after meeting two years earlier in a Woodbury eatery where they both worked He was third-generation military and a 2004 graduate of Woodbury High School.
At Woodbury High School, Conor Masterson learned to speak Spanish and developed a desire to study other cultures, so it seemed natural that he joined the military. He wanted to see the world and have new experiences before pursuing a college degree. Masterson joined the Army in February 2005 and went to Afghanistan in September 2005. He would call his wife nearly every day, and his mother once or twice a week.
He served proudly. He was always so excited as he learned each new (medical) procedure and helped somebody. He was really proud, and his family is really proud of him.
Evan Masterson recalled one night when he sent a text message to his older brother in Germany about a problem he was having. Within 30 seconds, Conor called with brotherly advice. “He basically helped guide my life,” Evan said. One other piece of brotherly advice was that Evan should go to college right after high school instead of joining the military.
Conor is survived by wife, Lorena; mother, Sandy (Mike); father, Mark (Oye); siblings, Evan, Adam, Abbie, Christopher (Kristen), Matthew and Justin (Ange); mother in-law, Eva Meza; grandparents, Lynn and Rosemary Owens, COL (Ret) Joseph and Toni