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Navy Seals will parachute into Washington Grizzly Stadium to raise funds for injured MT Seal

By Faith Smith, KECI Reporter, fcronin@keci.com
Published On: Aug 29 2013 11:11:37 PM MDT
Updated On: Aug 29 2013 11:15:38 PM MDT
Navy Seals will parachute into Washington Grizzly Stadium to raise funds for injured MT Seal
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Grizzly football fans can expect a special show at the game this Saturday but they will have to look to the skies to see the beginning.

Former Navy Seal parachuters will be jumping down into the stadium before the Griz game kicks off and it's all part of a fundraiser to help an injured Billings Navy Seal and his young family build a home.

Bo Reichenbach is a double amputee who lost his left leg, and his right leg below the knee, while serving in Afghanistan.

Reichenbach has had over 20 medical procedures since the accident in Afghanistan and in a statement from Reichenbach he recalls what happened.

Bo and his five man unit were walking down a road when he triggered an underground explosive.

 “I hit the ground and was awake immediately,” “My left leg was completely gone; my right leg was damaged pretty bad. I just knew I had to stop the bleeding. I tried getting a tourniquet on and I couldn’t because my right arm was pretty mangled.”

Now the groups ‘USA Fallen Heroes’ and the 'Phoenix Patriot Foundation' are holding fund-raisers to help out.

Thursday afternoon NBC Montana caught up with Reichenbach who tells us he's grateful for all of the support.
“It means a lot to me to have the people of Missoula and Montana come out to support me and my family,” Reichenbach says.  “It really means a lot to all of us and we're really excited for tomorrow and Saturday.”

A number of other events to help Reichenbach are going to be held in Missoula Friday and Saturday.

Friday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. you'll have the chance to grab a cup of coffee with Reichnbach at the Bitterroot Ford dealership on Brooks.

Then, Friday evening there's a BBQ at McCormick Park at 5 p.m., that event is $10.

Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. people can attend a pancake feed at the American Legion for $8.00.

For more information about Friday and Saturday’s events, click here.