Sad military news to report as an Army veteran who survived three deployments in Iraq was one of the three victims of the Colorado Springs shooting last Saturday. Andrew Alan Myers, a decorated Army veteran and caring father to two young sons, was shot dead by the gunman while bicycling in Colorado Springs.
"He spent three tours of duty in Iraq and came out of that all right, and then came home only to be shot by someone he didn't even know," said Myers' grandfather, Samuel Myers.
The Colorado Springs shooting took place last Saturday the gunman first shot Andrew Alan Meyers in broad daylight in front of neighbors as he rode his bicycle down a neighborhood street. The shooter then walked less than a mile to a sober living facility where he shot and killed two women on the porch.
The shooter was killed by police. Army veteran Andrew Meyers' ex-wife Tina was told by that the shooting was apparently random.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Meyers. Your military service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Myers grew up in Thompson, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army in 2003 and served for 10 years. He rose to the rank of sergeant and was awarded two Army Commendation medals and three Good Conduct medals. In addition to three deployments to Iraq, he was stationed in Germany.
At the time of his administrative discharge in June 2013, he was stationed at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs, assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team in the 4th Infantry Division.
Tina Myers said her ex-husband, Andrew Alan Myers, 35, was a decorated military veteran and a caring father to their two young sons. "It's a hard one to swallow," his grandfather Samuel Myers said. "It's ironic. We have no way of knowing when our time is up. And to think you get shot when you're bicycling past somebody. That shouldn't happen at all."
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