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Soldier Gets Patriotic Send-Off

Neighbors and friends surprise 18-year-old Oak Creek resident leaving for basic training.

Tony Galewski, an 18-year-old resident and 2011 Oak Creek High School graduate, left for Army basic training on Sunday, but not before a surprise send-off from family, friends and neighbors.

Galewski left in style in a Corvette while friends lined the street near his house, in the 1400 block of W. Lois Lane, waving American flags. 

Sharon Armstrong July 11, 2011 at 01:50 PM
What a great tribute to Tony and his family! Over 30 cars lined the streets with 80 - 100 people waving their flags and wishing Tony well. From a baby dressed in red, white and blue, to a dog with red, white and blue bandanas all were present to support Tony. Good Luck, Tony, know that we all love you and will keep you in our prayers!
Jeff July 11, 2011 at 02:44 PM
I agree with Sharon!! It was great to see Tony get such a great send off. Thank you Keisha Kochanowski (and Mark Schaaf) for coming to witness it, and then publish this!!
Mark Schaaf July 11, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Thanks for bringing it to our attention...what a cool gesture by the neighborhood!
Sally Galewski July 11, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Hi everyone! This is Tony's mom, Sally Galewski. I can't thank you enough for the support we received Sunday! Tony was really PUMPED up when he left! It will be a memory that will carry him through whatever he will face in his chosen career. He is proud to serve his country. Its been his dream since he was 10 yrs. old. Thank you Jeff for alerting the Oak Creek Patch! Thank you so much Keisha for the wonderful job you did. It meant SO very much to our whole family!!! Every soldier truly deserves this kind of support and I hope to see more of them in the future. God Bless America!
Keisha Kochanowski July 12, 2011 at 02:37 AM
Best wishes to you and your family!
Margaret Coonan July 12, 2011 at 11:53 PM
Great job, Keisha. It is amazing to me just how many of our wonderful Oak Creek young men and women have chosen this path for our country. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.

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