- 28 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 12, 1974
- Date of passing: Apr 15, 2002
|Let the memory of SSG Justin be with us forever|
Staff Sgt. Justin J. Galewski, 28, of Olathe, KS, was killed April 15, 2002, while serving his country in Afghanistan. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
Justin was born April 12, 1974, to Michael and Pamela Galewski. Justin graduated from Olathe North High School in 1992 and joined the Army in 1993. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela. Survivors include his wife, Christine Galewski, his three-year old son, Chase and his two-year old daughter, Paige, all of San Diego, CA; his father, Michael Galewski and his brother, David Galewski, both of Olathe, KS
"I was on the team Justin and Brian were attached to when they first arrived in Afghanistan. Their professionalism and personalities allowed them to be quickly assimilated into our team as one of us, not always an easy thing. Justin was kind enough to share the James Patterson book his wife sent him with me, a needed and appreciated distraction in between missions. Their abilities and knowledge saved many from being injured or killed during their time with our team. They are still remembered and missed by many. De Oppresso Liber"
"I picked up a yellow ribbon at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day Weekend with your name on it Justin. I said I would honor you that day. I did. You and your family. You were with us all weekend. We went all over Washington and even rode in the Rolling Thunder Parade honoring fallen heroes just like yourself. May God grant you eternal rest. See you on the other side. Barb"
"so, i did not happen to know mr. galewski at all, but i do know his amazing and loving daughter who misses mr. galewski every day. i have grieved and cried with her before over a father whom i never would meet, and now i know of him. it is quite the terrible loss for such an amazing family"
"Justin and Brian Craig were attached to my Special Forces team in Khandahar. We left country shortly before they moved to another team and were killed. they were good men, good soldiers. I think of them often and recall fondly our time together working in the Arghandab Valley. I am from Pomona Ks. just west of Ottawa. I think of them when i drive home through Olathe. A terrible loss. De Oppresso Liber"
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