KENT, MI, USA
SPC, 46TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY, KINGSFORD, MI
BAGHDAD, IRAQ 01/22/2007
One of the things Specialist Brandon L. Stout did during his mission in Iraq was to start collecting soccer balls from home to give to needy children in Iraq. Family said that he would always look for something good that he could do.
On January, 22, 2007, Army Specialist Brandon Stout, of Grand Rapids was killed when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 46th Military Police Company, Michigan Army National Guard in Kingsford. Brandon joined the National Guard in 2003. He felt called to serve and his deep faith made him want to be a chaplain’s assistant, but, he was proud to serve as a military policeman. His family knew that Brandon believed his service was his job and he was proud to serve without complaint. Anderson said. He didn’t complain. He didn’t try to get out of it. He was very proud to want to go and serve.
Brandon worked as a Transportation Security Administration screener at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Kent City, a small town about twenty minutes north of Grand Rapids. He was a 2002 graduate of Kent City High School
Brandon was a fun-loving person and devout Christian. He had a strong faith in the God and he put God and his wife first in his life. War was not of Brandon’s choosing, but he stood and chose to serve his country representing all of America that is good.
Thanks to technology and the internet Brandon and his family were able to communicate when they could. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; his parents, Tracy and Jeff Anderson; a brother, Adam Stout; a step-brother, Andrew Anderson; three step-sisters, Stephanie, Kristina and Elizabeth Anderson; and his grandparents.