Army Sgt. Cari Anne Gasiewicz,
Army Sgt. Cari Anne Gasiewicz, a 28-year-old interpreter,
was in a convoy in 2004 traveling to Kuwait, where she planned
to spend Christmas before heading home. She was killed by
two improvised explosive devices.
"Cari Lane" in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga was Bordeaux
Drive when Gasiewicz and other neighborhood kids played
tennis and kickball there.
and with no houses and little traffic, the street served
only to connect two others. Now it connects a father to
the daughter he lost.
"Every day I say `good morning’ to her," said Paul Gasiewicz,
who drives the street on his way to work.
the first anniversary of her death, her parents watched
as the Military Intelligence Headquarters at Fort Gordon,
Ga., became "Gasiewicz Hall."
to home, two pear trees grow behind the softball backstop
at Depew High School in their daughter’s honor. "Once a
Wildcat, always a Wildcat," her coach and former teammates
had etched on a plaque.
New York Times
March 26, 2012 - DLIFLC
dedicates building to fallen Soldier