Our beloved Grace A.(Ream) Kreischer has suffered yet another devistating loss. July 29, 2019 PFC Brandon Kreischer 82nd airborne was Killed In Action while deployed only 3.5 weeks in Afghanistan.Grace is 19 widowed, "homeless", and pregnant. DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES Brandon's life insurance policy /SGLI WAS NOT CHANGED OVER TO HIS WIFE AND CHILD. Grace DID NOT RECEIVE CASUALTY PAY EITHER. Brandon had just turned 20 July 2; while home during that time they had a going away party combined with a gender reveal. They found out they were expecting a boy they have named Callum due December 26, 2019. Grace is no stranger to loss in her life.When Grace was 2 years old, our mother was killed by our father, who then took his own life. Ashley (myself) was 15 at the time and Aaron was 7. Followed by many loved ones; especially her high school sweetheart Trey who came to her home and died by suicide in the nearby field. While surviving these circumstances she found love. The love of her life that never missed an opportunity to tell her how proud he was of her, how much he loved her, and how excited he was to be starting a family together. A family like neither of them had growing up with both of their biological parents raising them. Grace does not work as she was living in North Carolina off base and was preferred not to work whole pregnant by Brandon. She has since moved back to North West Ohio. She is desperately longing for a home of her own to start the grieving process in privacy and begin putting together the nursery. Brandon had agreed to purchase a more reliable vehicle for Grace before winter so that she and they baby were safer while staying in Ohio for the delivery of Callum. Our community has rallied together and has made amazing efforts to take care of her for the time being. By donating any amount be it $5 or $10 dollars we will be coming together and attempting to give her peace of mind during this journey. Grace will be a single mother without her own mother being around. She has a small but close circle that will be there for her along the way. She and Callum have many more challenges in the life ahead of them. Having a home of her own again to bring the baby home to will be a positive in a somewhat grave time as we celebrate the birth and mourn the loss of his father. While financial help is not the only need we would like to encourage thoughts and prayers as well.
Thank you ,Ashley Brown and Stacy Hass