About the Event
Bryan McDonough grew up in Maplewood, MN. He loved to fish, hunt, and play hockey and lacrosse. He graduated from Roseville Area High School in 2002. A charismatic young man, he has hundreds of friends as well as a large loving family. When the war broke out in Iraq in 2003, Bryan saw that some of the early casualties of the war were men with families.
He felt that the people fighting the war should be people like him; young and single. He enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard in September of that year, knowing he would be deployed to Iraq sooner or later. That deployment came in October of 2005. He spent six months training at Camp Shelby, MS and was sent to Iraq at the end of March, 2006.
Bryan proudly served his country, never doubting his duty and became an exemplary soldier. He was chosen as the Soldier of the Quarter for his Company and, subsequently, as Soldier of the Battalion in November, 2006.
On December 2, 2006 the Humvee he was driving near Fallujah was destroyed by an Improvised Explosive Device. The blast killed Bryan and his friend Corey Rystad of Red Lake Falls, MN and took the legs of another close friend, John Kriesel, MN.
Bryan will never be forgotten by all those who were honored to have known him. His legacy will live on in many ways, including the Bryan McDonough American Heroes Golf Classic, a fund raising event to help wounded Minnesota soldiers and their families.
We are a 501(c)(3) Organization registered as: Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation. The Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting Minnesota servicemen and women returning from deployments around the world. The Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation was established to support soldiers adjusting to life with the physical and psychological wounds of war.
The Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization. All donations go to those heroes that serve our country and those that provide support to those heroes. Our current mission is focused on those with Minnesota connections. For more information about the foundation, please visit http://www.militaryheroesfoundation.org
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