Update: Sailor, 33, Dies After Suffering Injuries in Afghanistan

Michael Brodsky, of Florida, had been stationed in San Diego.

Update, 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, to correct where Brodsky died, which was stated incorrectly in the initial Department of Defense release.


A 33-year-old San Diego-based sailor died over the weekend as a result of a bombing in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Brodsky of Tamarac, Fla., died Saturday in Landstuhl, Germany. He had been stationed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the Defense Department.

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered flags over the state Capitol flown at half staff to salute Brodsky. According to a statement from the governor's office, the sailor's injuries were caused by an improvised explosive device.

Brodsky was assigned to Navy Region Southwest Security Detachment, San Diego.


– City News Service


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