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Annandale Family Remembers Martin Bodrog, Killed During Navy Yard Shooting

Martin Bodrog, 54, was a die-hard fan of the Boston Bruins.
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Martin Bodrog, 54, was a die-hard fan of the Boston Bruins.

More information about the 12 victims of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard is emerging now that police have released all of their identities. A family from Annandale, Va., is one of many coming to terms with the loss of a loved one.

Authorities informed family members of the death of 54-year-old Martin Bodrog last night.

Grieving family members and friends made their way in and out of the Bodrog family home all day today — doing what they could to comfort his wife of 22 years.

Jeff Prowse, a close friend who said he was too emotional to speak on tape, said Bodrog, known as Marty to his friends, worked for a defense contractor evaluating and testing amphibious vehicles for the Navy after a 25-year active duty career.

Prowse and Bodrog became friends working together at the Pentagon, and bonded over their mutual love of hockey and the Boston Bruins.

Jerry Francis has lived two doors down from the Bodrog's for ten years.

"Really nice average guy, like anybody else you'd meet. Just average, walked the dog..." Francis said. "There's really not much more to say other than he was a really nice, good, average person."

Martin Bodrog is survived by his wife, and three daughters.

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