Dear Miguel - I too want to pass on my sincere condolonces.
My uncle too passed away in Argentina several years ago without even
knowing that he was entitled to a veteran's pension until his
brother visited him from England and made the necessary
arrangements, but my uncle did not live long enought o receive one
peso. The deportations have certainly scattered us around. Out of 16
from our family we are only three left - the rest, like your father,
met their Maker in far away places, such as Uzbekistan, Iran,
Africa, Monte Cassino, Argentina, England, USA.
Just recently I saw a documentary about Ushuaia where several
families were interviewed about life in a place they called El fin
Acepte usted mi mas sincero pesame.
Aniela - New Zealand
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, "karpenguin" <karpenguin@...>
> My name is Miguel Zaprucki and I live in Ushuaia, Argentina. In
2005 my wife and I uploaded
> some pictures of my father, Michal Zaprucki on the Kresy Siberia
Memorial Gallery. My dad
> was a sapper and he fought in Monte Cassino, Tobruck, and all the
places that the Second
> Polish Corpus was involved in battle. Sadly, my dad has died
today, the same day that his
> only surviving sister, Weronika, who lives in Belarus, celebrates
her 85 birthday. Michal was
> 96 years old and was the only polish man in Tierra del Fuego, know
by people as the end of
> the world. Neither the Polish Embassy in Buenos Aires or other
> organisation has ever paid a tribute to my dad or any Polish
veterans who still are alive in
> Patagonia. So, in this moment of grief for our family, I would
like to say here, on this site,
> that he was a great, brave and honourable man and all the people
that knew him will
> remember him for that.
> He did many sacrifices for his country, and even tough he died so
far away from his home, he
> was a brave son of Poland.
> May he rest in peace, in the company of his comrades.
> Miguel Zaprucki
> Ushuaia, Argentina.