PFC Brandon Jay Kreischer died on Monday, July 29, 2019, during combat operations conducted in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Brandon was a 2018 graduate of Bryan High School, Bryan, Ohio, where he participated in choir, Light Shine Singers, wrestling, football and track. He was an avid weight lifter and enjoyed working out, going to movies, music, reading and Wednesday night youth group at Bryan First Church of Christ. He achieved his lifelong goal of joining the Army on April 25, 2017. Brandon attended basic training as an infantryman and later airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia, becoming a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, prior to his deployment.