Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Brodsky of Tamarac died July 21 in Kandahar Province from injuries related to the blast of an improvised explosive device, the Department of Defense said. This photo appeared on his Facebook tribute page.
A 33-year-old U.S. Navy sailor from Tamarac who stepped on a mine after he rushed to protect his canine partner during a firefight in Afghanistan has died from his injuries, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Brodsky, 33, was severely wounded earlier this month by a blast from an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province that took off both his legs.
“He died a true hero,” said his grandfather, Stanley Brodsky, of Pembroke Pines. Read the full story at SunSentinel.com