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Old 27 June 2013, 19:06
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RIP Brandon Sommerfeld

Brandon Sommerfeld passed away on Jan 13, 2013. He served in SF and left service in 1995. I met Brandon a couple years ago and we became friends, but unfortunately I didn't get to know him as well as I had hoped. I am sending on the info in case anyone here knew Brandon and had not heard yet - and to honor his memory. Rest in peace, brother.
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Old 28 June 2013, 00:23
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Damn. I was a TAC at B 1/1 SWTG with Brandon in '95 when he got out to open his Dojo. That sucks.

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Brandon was one of the Top 10 Combative Instructors in the Nation. Despite all the awards and certificates, Brandon never discussed them with anybody. What truly mattered to him were his family and friends. He was a loyal and generous friend and held those friendships in high esteem. He had a quirky sense of humor, was the first to come up with an imaginative prank, and knew how to throw a killer party. Brandon was not only a warrior but also an artist and musician with had a compassionate soul, who lived and loved life completely in the short span of his life.
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Old 28 June 2013, 12:41
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That is a lot to accomplish in such a young life. Blessings out to his family.
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Old 28 June 2013, 12:41
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RIP brother... Brandon was one of my instructors in the Bravo course in 1992. Great guy and one hell of an American.
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I worked at Armor Group ITI and trained in Martial Arts/Combatives with Brandon. He even got me to train with Vladimir Vasiliev in Systema training for a week. He taught me many of the techniques I teach today. Damn good dude. Can someone elaborate on the circumstances of his passing?
Very sad, we got along very well and I looked up to him...Ive lost too many friends in the last few years. Sorry I did not hear or know of his passing sooner.
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Old 28 June 2013, 18:58
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I worked at Armor Group ITI and trained in Martial Arts/Combatives with Brandon. He even got me to train with Vladimir Vasiliev in Systema training for a week. He taught me many of the techniques I teach today. Damn good dude. Can someone elaborate on the circumstances of his passing?
Very sad, we got along very well and I looked up to him...Ive lost too many friends in the last few years. Sorry I did not hear or know of his passing sooner.
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Hi SgtRock - I met Brandon through the Systema family. He passed from the Big C.
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Old 28 June 2013, 19:22
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"Brandon was one of the Top 10 Combative Instructors in the Nation. Despite all the awards and certificates, Brandon never discussed them with anybody."

A quality sadly missing in far too many these days.
Rest In well earned Peace sir, and sincere condolences to family and friends.
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Hi SgtRock - I met Brandon through the Systema family. He passed from the Big C.
Thank you for the update. Cancer sucks!

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2nd Anniversary of Brandon's passing.

RIP, brother.
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Blue Skies and RIP.
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Another year has passed. I cannot believe it's been 3 years.

RIP, Brandon.
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Continue to RIP, Brother. You are missed.
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Raising a glass right now, Brando. RIP brother.
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