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Navy dog-handler from San Diego dies from Afghanistan combat injuries

Navy Petty Officer Michael Brodsky during dog-handler training in Japan.A Navy dog-handler from a San Diego command on deployment to Afghanistan has died of combat injuries, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Petty Officer Michael Brodsky, 33, of Tamarac, Fla., died Saturday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He was injured by a buried bomb while on a walking patrol July 7 in Kandahar.

His dog, Jackson, was not injured and will accompany Brodsky's remains back to the U.S., officials said.

Brodsky was assigned to Navy Region Southwest in San Diego before deploying to Afghanistan. He had also served in Bahrain, Washington, D.C, the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and Sasebo, Japan.


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Photo: Navy Petty Officer Michael Brodsky during dog-handler training in Japan. Credit: U.S. Navy

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