Stephen Z. Bardowski

About the donor:

Brief Army career during Vietnam era. No combat. Long career in National Guard in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Retired from Navy civilian career as an education specialist. Also received M.S. from George Washington University.


Stephen Z. Bardowski, 66, of Enola, PA, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. Born June 24, 1950, in Gary, IN, Steve was son of the late Zenon and Marilyn Rae (Badanish) Bardowski. Mr. Bardowski was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War as a Captain. He was a graduate of Andrean High School, Class of '68; The Citadel, Class of '72; and earned his Master's Degree from George Washington University.

Steve was retired as an Educational Specialist for the U.S. Navy as a civilian employee in Mechanicsburg, PA. He was a life member of Carlisle Fish & Game, National Rifle Association, and the VFW. He was an enthusiast of open wheel Indy racing cars, military history, and the Chicago Bears and he loved dogs.


Preferred Sword Disposition: M Company XO

This sword has been carried by:

Name Class of Year Carried Position
Anthony Januchowski 2019 2018-2019 M Company Executive Officer
William Nolan 2022 2021-2022 M Company Executive Officer
Hannah E. Collee 2023 2022-2023 M Company Executive Officer
Tiziana Ortega 2024 2023-2024 M Company Executive Officer