November 16, 2007
SGT Steven C. Ganczewski
Niagara Falls, New York
April 17, 1985
November 16, 2007
In his four years serving in the military, Ganczewski performed five tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning as an infantryman, the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Indoctrination Program.
Awards & Decorations:
His awards and decorations include four Army Achievement Medals, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Jumpmaster Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal w/V and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Steven is survived by his wife, Rachel, his daughter, Makayla, and his parents Mark and Maria Ganczewski.
Sgt. Steven C. Ganczewski, 22, was a fire team leader assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was born on April 7, 1985. In his four years serving in the military, Steven performed five tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. After graduating from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, Ganczewski enlisted in the Army from his hometown in July 2003 and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he was assigned to the Ranger Indoctrination Program also at Fort Benning. He graduated from the Ranger Indoctrination Program in April 2004 and was then assigned to 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment in May 2004. He served there as a grenadier and fire team leader. He died Nov. 16, 2007, in northern Iraq of injuries sustained in a combat related incident.