Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Staff Sgt. Justin. J. Galewski

28, of Kansas.
Galewski died as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations in Qandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, California. Died on April 15, 2002.

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"I just wanted to let the family and friends of Sgt. Galewski to know that there will be a $1,000.00 memorial scholarship awarded to a student at Olathe North High School every year in his memory. This award is being provided by the American Legion Riders group of American Legion Post 153 of Olathe, Ks."
T. J. Moreland of Olathe, Ks USA

"I cannot believe it has been 20 years Justin. Gone too soon brother. RIP"
ML of Georgia

"Remembering you this Memorial Day."
M. Rowan of Pennsylvania

"Miss you dearly!"
Christine Galewski

"RIP Justin"
M of Georgia

"Happy Veteran's Day!

Chris... I hope you all are doing great."
Marty of Georgia

"Dear family of Justin J. Galewski,

In 2007, my family made a donation to the Healing Field at Veterans Memorial Hall in Waterloo, IA. A flag was flown for each fallen hero. http://wcfcourier.com/news/top_story/article_94b1e3f6-1e11-5dfe-a35f-728f7ae70a5b.html
We had the honor and priviledge to receive a ribbon bearing Sgt. Galewski's name. Even though we did not know him, he and his family will forever be held in a place of honor in our hearts and prayers."
Dennis & Mary Clark of Waterloo, IA USA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,100 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and want you know that everyone here at Project Compassion does and will always CARE.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Dear Family of Justin Galewski:
To honor the Ks/Mo soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families,the professional portrait artists of the Grateful Hearts project are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family.

These 16"x20" original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.
Please email us at gratefulheartsproj@sbcglobal.net for more information.
The artists of Grateful Hearts"
J. Gragg of Lee's Summit, Mo.

"Hi, my name is Chris Hill. I run a group on yahoo called:
Http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NoSoldierLeftBehindMemorial . We are a group of humble, yet dedicated, stitchers who only wish to "Honor" our "Fallen Soldiers" and their families. My stitchers stitch very patriotic memorials and include the soldiers name/rank/age at time of death/hometown/War in which they fought and died, date of death and where they died. These are then matted and framed and mailed to the family at no cost. We would very much like to get this memorial to you. You can either send me your address via e-mail michael77396@consolidated.net or call me at 832-527-2344. I can understand that you might be leery of this offer. I want to assure you that I do not give your address to anyone but the stitcher, we are not affiliated with the press nor or we selling anything. Please feel free to check us out at the above link if you wish. I would have to approve your membership as we were being hit by porn sites and the like. This was the only way I could keep the undesireables out.

I appreciate your taking the time to read this. I offer my sincerest condolences to you, your children and Justin's parents and siblings.

Thank you for your husbands sacrifice and service to his country.

Former Navy Enlistee,
Chris Hill"
Chris Hill of Conroe, Tx.

"May 18, 2007
To the family of Justin J. Galewski. Justin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"As the wife of Justin Galewski, I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful messages. I will be sure to share them with my kids as they are getting older and wanting to know more about their father. I would love to hear more from people who knew him before I met him. I'm sure the kids will want to know more about him. If anyone would like to contact me, please email cgalewski@hotmail.com.
Again, thanks everyone."
Christine Galewski of Cape Coral, FL

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldiers who were killed in that explosion with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I miss him very much. I served in EOD with Justin in San Diego. He had tremendous love for his wife and children. I send them all my prayers and often wonder how they are these days. Today, I went to Arlington to visit the memorial for Justin, Brian and Jamie. I was humbled to be standing there amongst the world’s finest EOD soldiers and my friends. I salute you."
C. Lee Coomes (SFC/EOD) of Arvada, Colorado

"To SSG Galewski’s family, first we want you to know that Justin is an American hero and we will never forget him! We are sorry for your loss! We have created a keepsake package for Christine and it has been returned to us as an "Undeliverable Shipment". If anyone knows where we can ship his wife’s package, please email us at info@OperationThankfulNation.com with the information. Our prayers are with you."
Staff of Operation Thankful Nation of Auburn, CA

"Justin was my roomate in Korea for a year at the 8th EOD Det there in Camp Red Cloud. He was a horrible cynic like my self and he loved what he did (like myself) and that is what made him so fun to be around. "Justin, we partied many a night together and I would have had one more with ya' any time any where!" I'll drink a beam and dew for ya' man!"
Marty Leak of Marietta, GA

"Justin was my second cousin whom I never met. I know he was an honorable man, as I was very close with his father, Michael, when we were younger. I just recently heard about the loss of Justin even though it's been a couple of years now since Justin's passing.
As a Vietnam veteran, I understand the cost for freedom and the loss of family and friends.
I'm so deeply sorry for Michael, and Justin's immediate family on the loss. He will be forever in my thoughts and prayers."
Ralph Kulas of Ridgecrest, CA

"To the fmily of Mr. Galewski,
I received a note from a charity called Enduring Freedom. I was all too happy to donate money. I did so without much thought.But then I thought instead of simply writing out the check, I thought I would take some time to read the story of Justin Galewski, and looked up his story on the internet. I received a picture of Justin with his family (his children are beautiful). Suddenly Justin Galewski was not just a name anymore. Although I never had the honor of knowing him, I feel as if I did. I keep that picture by my computer as a reminder of the sacrifices our soldiers and their families have gone through and continue to go through. I tell my 6 year old boy to his best ability to understand, what brave men like Mr. Galewski have done, not just now, but throughout our history. How they are the reason we are free. How without brave courageous souls like Mr. Galewski, our laws and government would have no meaning. I salute you sir. May god bless you and keep you forever in his care, free from the ills of this world."
Robert Pucciarelli of E. Patchogue, NY USA

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"My Name is Mark Galewski. I was looking for possible relatives in the US. I am From Ny and found this web site. I am terribly Sorry for your loss. You will be In my prayers"

"Sergeant Galewski, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"I know in my heart that because of soldiers like Justin Galewski we in this nation live so much safer.

I can only give my thanks to God for giving our nation men like him to protect us."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Justin. Galewski, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"I was friends with Justin ever since I was in the fifth grade. He always made you smile and laugh with one of his witty remarks or comments. He was truly a special person, everyone I know that knew him, liked him. We were all proud of him when he went into the Army, and did so well for himself. I remember talking to him before he knew he was going to Afganistan, when I asked if he was afraid he would have to go,he said, if I do its no big deal, thats my job.He will always have a special place in my heart, and I can't say that about many people."
Stephen Lipscomb of Olathe,KS USA

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Justin. Galewski:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Justin. J. Galewski for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Justin. Galewski:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Justin. J. Galewski, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on