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Port High grad, soldier killed during Ranger charity ride PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 19:05


    Port Washington High School graduate Dustin Brede, 42, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Alabama Saturday, Sept. 23.
    Brede, a former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan 14 times and was on the verge of retirement, was participating in a charity event for a fellow Ranger at the time.
    According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Brede was driving a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south of Phenix City at 2:05 p.m. when he left the roadway and struck an embankment.
    Brede, who lived in Fort Mitchell, Ala., was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate the accident.
    Brede, a sergeant first class, recently celebrated his retirement from the Army, although he remained on active duty until February, his family said.
    An avid motorcyclist, he was a member of the Ranger Brotherhood and KMS, both military Harley-Davidson groups.
    A member of the Port High Class of 1994, Brede was married and had three sons, one of whom was born on Sept. 15.
    He is the son of Vickie Zuklaitis and William Brede.
    A complete obituary for Mr. Brede can be found in this issue of Ozaukee Press. Daily Press