Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Hero 01/27/2010

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Specialist Brandon K. Steffy
Specialist Brandon K. Steffy
23 years old from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps
October 29, 2009
U.S. Army

He came into to this world a rather large baby, so big the doctor thought that he’d just walk home with his mother. Brandon was well mannered, polite, and tough with a contagious laugh that lit up those around him. In 2005 he graduated from Brimley High School and in 2006 enlisted in the United States Army, following a tradition of family military service.

He served in Iraq as a gunner from May 2007 until July 2008 and was deployed to Afghanistan in June 2009 where he was a canine tracker handler for Forward operating Base Fenty Kennel in the Laghman Province. He and his K-9 dog Maci were inseparable, working on tracking terrorists; Maci specialized in tracking the scents of IED making materials.

Spc. Brandon Steffy was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was attacked. His decorations and awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal-Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Spc. Steffy is survived by his wife, daughter, parents and his sister.

Brandon made people laugh and he made them cry. There was not one dry eye at his funeral, from every day townsfolk, to big construction workers to police officers; they all recalled Brandon, this "Gentle Giant." They want everyone to know that if you never knew Brandon, then you really missed out.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Anonymous said...

So sad. Such wasteful deaths of the best of our future. Gone too easily and robbed too soon of their growing up years.

Mike Golch said...

It is sad to lose someone.I celebrate each and evey one of our military men and is not their deaths that make them great,it is how they lived their lives.

Mary said...

I will be praying for Brandon's family. Thank God for all the men and women who put their lives on the line so we might live in freedom.


AirmanMom said...

dana...we must never forget one single soldier who gave his life for our nation!

AirmanMom said...

mike...thank you so very much for your words. perfect!

AirmanMom said...

mary...well said, my friend!

Keri J J said...

God bless him and his family. So sad.

Coffeypot said...

They are all special and missed.