Fallen Iraq war hero honored at Bremen High School

- The high school football season is kicking off and one local team is paying tribute to a former player who gave his life for his country. Before he became Sergeant Paul Saylor, he was a standout football player for Bremen High School and his former school is honoring him with a new scoreboard.

Looking south in the new Blue Devils stadium, towards the south end zone, is a painted jersey of Number 62. The now retired number belonged to 2002 Bremen grad Paul Saylor. His community is paying tribute to this gridiron graduate Friday night with a scoreboard that bears his name and picture. Army Sgt. Paul Saylor was killed in Iraq on August 15, 2005.

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They are putting the finishing touches on the Paul Saylor Memorial and Veterans scoreboard. It was the idea of Paul's 2002 classmates who raised the money to honor Paul's service and sacrifice and to remember his days on this field. Paul played here, graduated here, and his funeral was on this field.

The scoreboard will be dedicated and the Saylor family will be honorary captains.

Friday night’s game is against rival Bowdon High School. The Bowdon coach has messaged Patti Saylor that he is proud his team will be here. There are no opposing sides when it comes to honoring Saylor or any of the veterans at this stadium. 

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