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General Casimir Pulaski, US Army, KIA 1779


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#1 Deep Web Diver

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 12:31 PM

EIU Insight: Casimir Pulaski Day - 1st Monday in March

Library of Congress: General Casimir Pulaski

National Park Service: Count Casimir Pulaski

"I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for
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Posted 08 March 2005 - 02:01 AM

Interesting sites Deep, incidently they had an article in one of the Chicago papers today that gave a brief history of the man. (After all it is the day we observe Pulaski Day here in Illinois) A bit of trivia regarding Chicago and the rather large Polish community within the city. Some years ago they petitioned to change the name of a main road in the city, Crawford Av at the time, to honor a prominent Polish hero in American History. The choice was narrowed down to two individuals, Casimir Pulaski and Tadeusz Kosciuszko, another Revolutionary War fighter of Polish origin. Pulaski finally was chosen and the reason being, the community figured it was be easier to get the city to go along with Pulaski since he died fighting for the birth of the country whereas Kosciuszko survived and returned to Poland in order to fight Russian domination.
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 01:06 AM

You know, Poland has named its two Perry class frigates ORP Kosciuszko and ORP Pulaski.
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 01:11 AM

Pulaski is known as the "father of American cavalry"
and Kosciuszko was a fortifications engineer.
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 03:28 AM

Originally posted by Bill Murray:
A bit of trivia regarding Chicago and the rather large Polish community within the city. Some years ago they petitioned to change the name of a main road in the city, Crawford Av at the time, to honor a prominent Polish hero in American History. The choice was narrowed down to two individuals, Casimir Pulaski and Tadeusz Kosciuszko, another Revolutionary War fighter of Polish origin.

Originally posted by Polak z Polski:
You know, Poland has named its two Perry class frigates ORP Kosciuszko and ORP Pulaski.

It is good to see that the names of Generals Kosciuszko and Pulaski live on in the real world, and not just on websites read by those with an interest in military history.

Speaking of those websites, however, an internet search for information on General Tadeusz Kosciuszko brought up some interesting sites:

State of Michigan, Office of the Governor: Polish Heritage Month

U.S. Senate: Tadeusz Kosciuszko

U.S. Senate: Casimir Pulaski

U.S. Embassy Belarus: <a href="http://minsk.usembassy.gov/html/krol_kosciuszko_feb2005.html" target="_blank">Remarks by U.S. Ambassador George Krol,
Ceremony Commemorating the Birthday of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, February 4, 2005
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