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A look at the piles of donations gathered for Hometown Heroes.

Round Two of Hometown Heroes is now in the final stages of sorting through donations in preparation to send out care packages in support of active duty service members and the recently deployed St. Helens National Guard unit.

Columbia County Sheriff Brian Pixley said he’s expecting some additional donations to trickle in this week. They’ve yet to weigh the donations they’ve received thus far but will be packing and weighing the assortment of donated supplies around 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 with the help of the American Heritage Girls.

The most recent nominee for Hometown Heroes was announced by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Oct. 22 and will join Cassandra Gardner of the United States Air Force, Lucas Young of the United States Navy, Zacory Clegg of the United States Army, Leland Piccolo of the United States Army National Guard, and Darci Snyder of the United States Air Force.

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Diamond and David Fischer

The next hero to be introduced is Sergeant David Fischer of the United States Army. Fischer was born in Portland and moved to Scappoose in 2000 before starting kindergarten and would go on to graduate from Scappoose High School in 2014.

Fischer married his high school sweetheart, Diamond, in the summer of 2015 and they are expecting their first daughter in December. According to the CCSO, Baby Girl Fischer’s due date just happens to coincide with Fischer’s birthday. Until recently, Fischer’s main hobby was playing video games, but now he spends his spare time preparing for their new baby.

Fischer has a younger sister, Danielle, who lives in Independence, Oregon and a younger brother, Dennis, who just joined the Army himself and is currently undergoing basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Fischer is stationed in Grafenwohr, Germany where he works as an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer, otherwise known as a drone technician.

“Let’s show David how much the residents of Columbia County appreciate his sacrifice and service,” the CCSO said via Facebook.

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