Brian Eisch grew up in the state of Wisconsin and joined the Army in 1992 at the age of 17 as an infantryman. He served in various duty positions over his 20 year career including Scout, Senior Scout, Radio Telephone Operator, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Instructor, Drill Sergeant, and Platoon Sergeant. Brian attended many schools including Airborne, Air Assault, Air Assault Instructor, Army Instructor Course, Ranger School, Foreign Weapons Course, three rank specific leadership schools, and Drill Sergeant. His awards and decorations include the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 5 Army commendation medals, 4 Army Achievement medals, 5 Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional development Ribbons (3 Awards), 2 Overseas Service Ribbons, and the NATO Medal.
In 2010 while on a joint deliberate Raid with Afghan National Police in Kunduz Province Afghanistan, Brian was shot 3 times in his legs while attempting to save a wounded Afghan policeman. His medic, Jared Cripe saved his life. Brian retired as a Master Sergeant in 2012 as a result of his wounds at the rank of Master Sergeant.
In July 2015, Brian and Maria’s son Joey, age 12, was killed by a truck while riding his bike to a friend’s house. The Sandy Creek Youth Wrestling Program holds their Annual Joey Eisch Memorial tournament in his honor as well as named a baseball field “Eisch Field”. Brian has also mirrored the award at his son’s Jaxon school, Luxemburg-Casco, WI and hands out an annual award to one of their wrestlers in joey’s honor.
Brian is now an avid tournament Bass fisherman.
Brian lives with his son Jaxon in Casco, WI, his son Isaac lives in nearby Green Bay, WI.