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Release No: 618-12
July 24, 2012

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Brodsky, 33, of Tamarac, Fla., died July 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained July 7 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, related to a dismounted improvised explosive device blast.  He was assigned to Navy Region Southwest Security Detachment, San Diego.

            For further information related to this release, contact commander, Navy Region Southwest Public Affairs at 619-532-1430.

            CORRECTION:  July 25, 2012 -- The place of death is corrected from Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

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