Funeral services for Army Pfc. Brandon Kreischer were announced late Tuesday night, and the route of a processional that will bring him back to Bryan was released on Wednesday morning.
Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, died last Monday as a result of wounds sustained in a combat-related incident in Tarin Kowt, in southern Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Also killed in the incident was 24-year-old Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance of Chicago.
Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
There will be a processional, beginning at approximately 4:40 p.m. today, to bring Kreischer home to Bryan, from Toledo Express Airport. The public is asked to avoid the airport area to allow the family and procession to smoothly pass through.
Community members wishing to silently stand as the procession passes on Thursday are permitted to be within village limits of the route in Swanton, Burlington, West Unity and Bryan. Those paying their respects are asked not to line county roads or highways. This will cause unsafe conditions for the procession.
The route of the processional from Toledo begins at the Toledo airport, west on U.S. Route 20A through West Unity, south on U.S. 127 through Pulaski, South on Ohio 15 (North Main Street) in Bryan, and then west on High Street in Bryan to Krill Funeral Home, 860 W. Mulberry St.
“The community of Bryan and Williams County will be mourning our soldier,” said Bryan Mayor Carrie Schlade, in a statement announcing the schedule. “The family has graciously allowed communities from within and outside of Williams County to join us in honoring Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, but we all must respect their privacy and give them space during this devastating time.”
Services for Kreischer, a 2018 Bryan High School graduate, will be held in the Bryan High School gymnasium, 1000 Fountain Grove Drive, Bryan, as follows:
• Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Friday in the Bryan High School gymnasium, Bryan.
• Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Bryan High School gymnasium with Pastor Brock Rohrer officiating.
• Private interment will follow in Evansport Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the United States Army 82nd Airborne Honor Guard.