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Two Orange County men, Brian Fraser and Victor Link, killed in Las Vegas mass shooting

By in Press Enterprise on October 4, 2017

By Jordan Graham, Tony Saavedra

Brian Fraser, 39, of La Palma, was surrounded by family and friends, having the time of his life, and walking toward the stage to hear his favorite Jason Aldean song, “Dirt Road Anthem,” when he was shot and killed at a Las Vegas country music festival Sunday, according to his son.

“He served as my rock and my mentor,” said Nick Arellano, 25, whose mother married Fraser when Arellano was a teen. “He became my dad and my father figure. He helped anyone who asked. That’s why people loved and adored him.”

Arellano said his father loved to hunt, deep-sea fish, snowboard and attend his children’s sporting events. Fraser has recently earned his private pilot’s license. He was a churchgoing man who was a congregant of Friends Church in Yorba Linda. And he was an avid country music fan who attended the Route 91 Harvest festival with nearly 20 close friends and family, including his wife, son, and daughter-in-law. No one else in the group was seriously injured.

He was a churchgoing man who was a congregant of Friends Church in Yorba Linda. And he was an avid country music fan who attended the Route 91 Harvest festival with nearly 20 close friends and family, including his wife, son, and daughter-in-law. No one else in the group was seriously injured.

Fraser is survived by his wife and four children.

“A bigger-than-life man taken far too soon,” Briana Flanigan and Brittany Gonzalez, Fraser’s sisters-in-law wrote on a GoFundMe account that had raised more than $96,000 for Fraser’s family by Tuesday night.

Fraser graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2001. He most recently was employed as vice president of sales at Greenpath, a Southern California credit counseling agency. The company honored him in a social media post.

“Brian Fraser impacted everyone who crossed his path with his infectious positive […]    

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