Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, Woodstock, Ill.
Incident: Army Spc. Lukasz D. Saczek died May 10 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.
Always was a supportive friend
The Associated Press
Lukasz D. Saczek and Michal Ambrozewicz became close after a tragedy: The death of Ambrozewicz’s little brother.
“He came to the funeral and not really being very close at the time, it was a great sign of respect. I realized that I should be friends with a guy like that.”
Saczek, 23, of Lake in the Hills, Ill., died May 10 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from a noncombat-related incident. He was a 2005 high school graduate and was assigned to Woodstock, Ill.
Saczek, who grew up on the northwest side of Chicago, was married to Kathryn and had a 6-week-old daughter, Emily. He briefly attended Wilbur Wright College before enlisting in the National Guard in July 2006.
After his parents moved to Lake in the Hills, Saczek would drive down to visit friends every chance he could, even if it was only for a couple of…