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    Air base in Kyrgyzstan named after hero
    Released: Feb. 13, 2002


    By Capt. Kristi Beckman

    376th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

    GANCI AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (USAFENS) -- He was a legend, a hero, and a role model, someone everyone looked up to. He gave his life Sept. 11 protecting his men during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers.

    He was Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr., Chief of the New York City Fire Department, and his name will forever be etched in time as the United States Air Force chose to name the air base here after him.

    When asked why the base was named after Ganci, Brig. Gen. Chris Kelly, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, said it was just the right thing to do.

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