New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Specialist Steven E. Gutowski, 24, Plymouth
Gutowski graduated from Plymouth North High School in 2005, where he played several sports including football and track. He
attended classes at Cape Cod Community College before deciding to join the US Army in 2008. Stationed in Afghanistan since
February, he came home on leave in August to attend his sister's wedding. He told family members he was considering becoming
a police officer after his military service. Assigned to the Fifth Engineer Battalion, Fourth Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
out of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he was killed, along with two other soldiers, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 28, 2011, when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.