02 May 2013

NMAM: Nicholas Hruszczak

May has been designated by Congress as National Military Appreciation Month. As such, Genealogical Gems is featuring a veteran or current member of the military each day. Today, I selected my Uncle Nick.

Uncle Nick is Gigi's (my grandfather) brother. He served in World War II. He enlisted 1 August 1941 in Philadelphia. Cpl. Hruszczak served in the South Pacific in the Philippine Liberation with one Bronze Star.

Nicholas Hruszczak (he changed it later to Ruczhak) is the fourth son of Panko & Bessie Matys Hruszczak. He married Ann Petro, also of Coatesville, PA. Uncle Nick and Aunt Ann have three daughters.

Uncle Nick passed away on 05 Mar 2008. He is buried at the Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Valley Township, Chester County, PA.

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