Jewish Soldier Michael J. Brodsky Dies in Afghanistan


michael-j-brodskyA sailor died this past week of injuries suffered on July 7 from an improvised explosive device, the Defense Department reports.

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael Brodsky died in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The 33-year-old from Tamarac, Fla., was injured in a dismounted IED explosion.

Brodsky had been assigned to the San Diego-based Navy Region Southwest Security Detachment since December 2010. He enlisted in the Navy in 2001 and served overseas in Sasebo, Japan and Bahrain.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. If he was in the Navy you can call him a Sailor or a Seaman but not a soldier. Get your facts right and respect our service men and women!

  2. guys stopping making such a big deal about this foolish SOLDIER SAILOR ISSUE the big issue is a yid rachmana letzlan was niftar!

  3. BD”E
    #3 and #6 are completely missing the point.
    If his jewish name is known it should really be publized in order to learn mishnayos and if possible the family should be informed that this is being done – even if they are not religious – so that they know that we as a community care for each and every Jew.

  4. Prayers to Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael Brodsky. The good men and women of ISAF are doing a remarkable job under very dangerous circumstances.

  5. Well put Mr. Brodsky! I knew your son for 21 years (from Parkway and beyond). Michael truly is a HERO for not only his courage in battle and selfless acts, but also as a man in everyday life. The manner in which you two raised him is still truly amazing. He was always in great spirits and never though twice to see and bring out the good in everyone his life touched. He remains in my heart a true hero and gentleman. Thank you more than you and your family may ever know for giving me the amazing privilege to know that have shared time in my life with him and your family. My deepest heartfelt condolences.

    Steven Lowman