Community lines streets of Bryan, Ohio to honor fallen hero

Army PFC Brandon Kreischer's body was escorted to his hometown, Bryan, Oho.

Posted: Aug 8, 2019 8:06 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 10:31 AM

BRYAN, Ohio (WFFT) - A fallen hero returned home Thursday evening.

Army PFC Brandon Kreischer's body was escorted to his hometown, Bryan, Oho.

If you would like to help the Kreischer family, here's jpw you can donate.

1. A Memorial Fund has been opened at Farmers & Merchants State Bank for Brandon Kreischer's wife Grace and their unborn son, Callum. Deposits can be made at any F&M location or mailed to F&M, PO Box 216, Archbold OH 43502- Brandon Kreischer Memorial Fund.

2. Monetary donations can be made through the nonprofit organization InspiredByGrace via PayPal , indicating that funds are to be directed to Kreischer Family Fund.

Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the procession go by.

"This is the least I could do for this family," said Patricia Cox, who lives in Bryan.

"Everybody needs this kind of support," said Shirley Mathis, who drove from Edgerton, Ohio. "I pray for the family. I know they are very proud of their son at this time."

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Kreischer was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army, based at Fort Bragg.

He died July 29 during an attack in Afghanistan.

The 2018 Bryan High School grad will always be remembered in his community.

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"It's tough, even though I didn't know the young man, it's tough loosing someone from our community to war," said Cox.

"It struck close to my heart. I'm here to support what he sacrificed, support his family, support our community, That's what we are all here to do," said Robert Valle, from Sherwood.

"We need to show our support for each other. So people know everybody is behind everybody," said Mathis.

Visitation for Pfc. Kreischer will be Friday 3 - 9 p.m. with the funeral happening Saturday at 11 a.m., both will be in the Bryan High School Gymnasium.

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