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Veterans Tribute

Photo Tribute To Texas Military Veterans of Polish Descent

Many of the early Polish settlers in Texas and their descendants left a patriotic legacy of United States military service. This tribute section honors our veterans with photos and military information.

Click on thumbnail photos below to enlarge the photo. Click on the Family Tree Info icon in the photo caption to see the veterans family history in our genealogy database or click on the More Info icon to see more infomation on the veteran.


Adam Edward Polka

Adam Edward PolkaFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War I

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Adam Edward PolkaFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War I

Photo courtesy of James Smock


Adam Edward Polka and Mike Klotz

Adam Edward PolkaFamily Tree Info and Mike KlotzFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War I

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Adam Edward PolkaFamily Tree Info and Mike KlotzFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War I

Photo courtesy of James Smock


Walter Alfred 'Rip' Smock

Walter Alfred ‘Rip’ SmockFamily Tree Info
Aircraft Electrician
US Navy
World War II

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Walter Alfred ‘Rip’ SmockFamily Tree Info
Aircraft Electrician
US Navy
World War II

Photo courtesy of James Smock


Harold Matell

Harold MatellFamily Tree Info
US Army
Korea

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Harold MatellFamily Tree Info
US Army
Korea

Photo courtesy of James Smock


Marion Polka

Marion PolkaFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Marion PolkaFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of James Smock


Robert E. 'Bob' Wick

Robert E. ‘Bob’ WickFamily Tree Info
Radio Operator
1st Lt
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of Freida Wick

Robert E. ‘Bob’ WickFamily Tree Info
Radio Operator
1st Lt
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of Freida Wick


James Vernon 'Pancho' Polka

James Vernon ‘Pancho’ Polka
US Navy

Photo courtesy of James Smock

James Vernon ‘Pancho’ Polka
US Navy

Photo courtesy of James Smock


Robert Lee Maduzia

Robert Lee MaduziaFamily Tree Info
US Navy
World War II

Photo courtesy of Bill Maduzia

Robert Lee MaduziaFamily Tree Info
US Navy
World War II

Photo courtesy of Bill Maduzia


Stanley and William Lehoski

Stanley and William Lehoski
World War II

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Stanley and William Lehoski
World War II

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt


Edd Lehoski

Edd Lehoski
World War II

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Edd Lehoski
World War II

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt


Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Grucholski

Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Grucholski
World War II

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Grucholski
World War II

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt


Ripkoski Family

Ripkoski Family
12 Brothers ServedFamily Tree Info
US Army, Navy and Air Force
World War II and Korea

BernieFamily Tree Info, FelixFamily Tree Info, Alex, AugustFamily Tree Info, Leon, BillFamily Tree Info, HermanFamily Tree Info, Franklin, John, Mike, StanleyFamily Tree Info and RaymondFamily Tree Info.

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Ripkoski Family
12 Brothers ServedFamily Tree Info
US Army, Navy and Air Force
World War II and Korea

BernieFamily Tree Info, FelixFamily Tree Info, Alex, AugustFamily Tree Info, Leon, BillFamily Tree Info, HermanFamily Tree Info, Franklin, John, Mike, StanleyFamily Tree Info and RaymondFamily Tree Info.

Photo courtesy of James Smock


Michael L Galik

Michael L GalikFamily Tree Info
Field Artillery Battalion
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of Galik family

Michael L GalikFamily Tree Info
Field Artillery Battalion
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of Galik family


John J Zientek

John J ZientekFamily Tree Info
Troop “E” 124th Calvary
Ft. Ringgold, Texas
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of John Zientek Jr.

John J ZientekFamily Tree Info
Troop “E” 124th Calvary
Ft. Ringgold, Texas
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of John Zientek Jr.


Steve Supercinski

Steve SupercinskiFamily Tree Info
Troop “E” 124th Calvary
Ft. Ringgold, Texas
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of John Zientek Jr.

Steve SupercinskiFamily Tree Info
Troop “E” 124th Calvary
Ft. Ringgold, Texas
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of John Zientek Jr.


Henry (Andreas) Kmiec

Henry (Andreas) KmiecFamily Tree Info
PFC – 44th Service Co.
US Army
World War I

Photo courtesy of Dolores Wisnoski Newman

Henry (Andreas) KmiecFamily Tree Info
PFC – 44th Service Co.
US Army
World War I

Photo courtesy of Dolores Wisnoski Newman


Mike Wisnoski

Mike WisnoskiFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of Dolores Wisnoski Newman

Mike WisnoskiFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II

Photo courtesy of Dolores Wisnoski Newman


Peter David Macejewski

Peter David MacejewskiFamily Tree Info
1958th Ordance Depot Co
U S Army Air Force
World War II

Photo courtesy of Barbara Macejewski Lee

Peter David MacejewskiFamily Tree Info
1958th Ordance Depot Co
U S Army Air Force
World War II

Photo courtesy of Barbara Macejewski Lee


Pete Dutka

Pete Dutka
U S Army
Korean War

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Dutka

Pete Dutka
U S Army
Korean War

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Dutka


John Joseph Felchak, Sr.

John Joseph Felchak, Sr.Family Tree Info
U. S. Army
Pvt 332 Field RMT SQ. QMC
American Expeditionary Force, France
World War 1

Photo courtesy of Virginia Felchak Hill

John Joseph Felchak, Sr.Family Tree Info
U. S. Army
Pvt 332 Field RMT SQ. QMC
American Expeditionary Force, France
World War 1

Photo courtesy of Virginia Felchak Hill


Fred William Kubiak

Fred William KubiakFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II
France

Photo courtesy of Nick Kubiak

Fred William KubiakFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II
France

Photo courtesy of Nick Kubiak


Steve Zabawa

Steve ZabawaFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II
with mother Leokadya Duhr ZabawaFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Nick Kubiak

Steve ZabawaFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II
with mother Leokadya Duhr ZabawaFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Nick Kubiak


Stash John Patke

Stash John PatkeFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War I
with Frank MarszalekFamily Tree Info on the left and Josie Marszalek PatkeFamily Tree Info on the right.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Dutka

Stash John PatkeFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War I
with Frank MarszalekFamily Tree Info on the left and Josie Marszalek PatkeFamily Tree Info on the right.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Dutka


Clement C. Szymanski

Clement C. SzymanskiFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II
Technician Fourth Grade
Field Artillery Battalion
Awarded Silver Star medal for gallantry in action in Germany on 14 April 1945.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Macejewski Lee

Clement C. SzymanskiFamily Tree Info
US Army
World War II
Technician Fourth Grade
Field Artillery Battalion
Awarded Silver Star medal for gallantry in action in Germany on 14 April 1945.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Macejewski Lee


Tony Issac Baranowski

Tony Issac BaranowskiFamily Tree Info
Seaman First Class
US Navy
World War II

Photo courtesy of Carol Baranowski Melnar

Tony Issac BaranowskiFamily Tree Info
US Navy
World War II

Photo courtesy of Carol Baranowski Melnar


Raymond Paul Kujawa

Raymond Paul KujawaFamily Tree Info
USNR
3rd Class Mate
Corpus Christi (TX) Naval Air Station
1942-45

Photo courtesy of Steve Kujawa

Raymond Paul KujawaFamily Tree Info
USNR
3rd Class Mate
Corpus Christi (TX) Naval Air Station
1942-45

Photo courtesy of Steve Kujawa


Bruno Richard Petrosky

Bruno Richard Petrosky
Technical Sergent
US Army Air Corps
US Army Air Force
US Air Force
1940 – 1961

Photo courtesy of Beverly Petrosky Pryor

Bruno Richard Petrosky
Technical Sergent
US Army Air Corps
US Army Air Force
US Air Force
1940 – 1961

Photo courtesy of Beverly Petrosky Pryor


Billy Zaborowski

Billy Zaborowski
US Army

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Dutka

Billy Zaborowski
US Army

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Dutka