Families and Friends of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team,
On 29 July 2019, our Panther Family lost two American heroes, SPC Michael Nance and PFC Brandon Kreischer of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, during combat operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
SPC Nance and PFC Kreischer performed their combat duty with the same courage and competence as the many Paratroopers who served before them in multiple conflicts.
SPC Nance and PFC Kreischer represented the best of America, and served proudly as members of our historic 3rd Brigade and 82d Airborne Division.
While we mourn the loss of these two exceptional Paratroopers, those of us still in the fight will honor their legacy by continuing our mission with the utmost dedication.
Please join us in honoring the service and sacrifice of our Panther Teammates, and please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
COL Art Sellers and CSM Reese Teakell