He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tomah, Wisconsin.
He entered the Active Army in 1993 and re-enlisted in the Reserves for 6 years on March 17, 2003. He previously served a tour in Iraq with the 411th Engineer Battalion from Jan 2004 to July 2005 and was assigned to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin as a Senior Mechanic from August 2005 through October 2009. He was assigned to the 103rd ESC and deployed to Iraq on June 6th, 2010.
“It was my honor to serve with SSG Gandy. He was a beloved soldier and friend." SFC A.K. Prier.