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Brandon K Steffey

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

October 25, 2009

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Army Spc

178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps

Fort Hood, Texas

 Killed in Laghman province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Sault Ste. Marie soldier killed
Army Spc. Brandon Steffey
Updated: Thursday, 29 Oct 2009, 2:11 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009, 7:53 AM EDT
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (WOOD/AP) - A soldier from the Upper Peninsula was killed in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense says 23-year-old Army Spc. Brandon K. Steffey died Oct. 25 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, in Fort Hood, Texas.
The Evening News of Sault Ste. Marie says he was on his second tour of duty as a combat tracking dog handler. His survivors include a wife and daughter.
The newspaper says Steffey grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, graduated from nearby Brimley High School in 2005 and joined the Army the following year.
Sault Area High School principal John Sherry says staffers are organizing a memorial service for Steffey. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
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