Justin L Eyerly

Justin L Eyerly

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PORTLAND, OR, USA
U.S. Army
SGT, D CO, 2D BN, 162D INF, 255 N. NORMAN, COOS BAY, OR 97420
BAGHDAD, IRAQ 06/04/2004

Sergeant Justin L. Eyerly of Salem, Oregon was a 1999 graduate of South Salem High School. He worked as an intern in Web design for the Portland Trail Blazers. He was studying graphic design at Portland State University, and hoped one day to work in the music industry or produce video games. Justin was an avid fan of the rock band Filter, creating and maintaining a long-running Web site about the group. In a statement on the band’s own Web site, Filter frontman Richard Patrick promised to dedicate their upcoming album to Eyerly’s memory “as a tribute to this courageous young man, whose passion for my music will not be forgotten.” Justin was a talented and creative man whose love of music was rivaled only by his sense of duty. Survivors include his parents, Lynn and Susan Eyerly. Justin was 23.

Justin was a member of the Army National Guard, 2dd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, at Cottage Grove, Oregon. On June 7, 2004 the Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades attacked their convoy. Justin was one of the soldiers were killed.

Justin’s portrait is also located on Poster 5

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2 Responses to “Justin L Eyerly”
  1. lnx says:

    Justin.

    It’s been too many years, but you are still missed.

    I can’t listen to Filter without thinking of you. Thank you for your sacrifice, and I promise to work for peace in your name.

    FDG forever.

  2. Sarah Tilton (Houchin) says:

    Justin,
    Oh my gosh. I don’t even know what to say. Other than I am so sorry we never got to be friends. I am really glad I managed to find your phone number and call you that year later after I was pretty callous to you. I was just uncomfortable and reacted. Like kids of our age so often do….Not yet knowing what life is really like, or what’s in store for us as we grow older. I wouldn’t change it for anything! If I only knew then what I know now, right?! Well, I would have handled myself, and the situation, a whole lot differently. I am truly sorry to see you lost your life so young. You had so much to give the world! Thank you for being so gracious. I hope you found your someone and left this place a whole and happy man. You deserved it! Hope to see you someday again. Love Always, Sarah

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