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89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas

KIA Oct. 25th, 2009
Laghman province, Afghanistan
Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23,
and K-9 Military Working Dog Macy

178th Military Police Detachment,
89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas

89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas

Army Tracker Team Army Specialist Brandon Steffey and his MWD Macy, were killed Sunday, October 25th, 2009, by a road side bomb. Steffey joined the Army in 2006 and served two tours of duty as a K-9 handler.

Information courtesy of VHDA and online sources.
RIP: Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23, Afghanistan, 25 Oct 2009.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23, of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., 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, Fort Hood, Texas.

RIP: Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23, Afghanistan, 25 Oct 2009.





Super sniffer - Staff Sgt Raymond Castro,
377th Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron, with military working dog Wisum were deployed for six months. Courtesy photo.

Coat of Arms: 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.




"Army Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23 ... was on his second tour of duty as a combat tracking dog handler. Steffey joined the Army in 2006."

"While other dogs found bombs, his dog Maci would track the scent of the terrorist," said Geraldine Smith, Andrea Steffey's grandmother. "They haven't been officially told if Maci died with Brandon, but they're sure he did since they were never separated." "...she added, noting that the dog was leased to him, not the Army."

"He loved that dog and said it had become his best friend...."

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