Welcome to the group. If you have not already done so, it would be
great if you could get your grandfather's personal and family
histories (including genealogy) recorded. Some day, his great
grandchildren will appreciate it.
Let us know if you are successful in obtaining the medals that you
seek. Others are inquiring as well.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@y..., "DUANE GOLBA" <dgolba@h...> wrote:
> Hello there to everyone in the Kresy-Siberia group.
> As I have just been accepted into this group by the moderator, I
> would put a message up to introduce myself.
> My name is Duane Golba, and my grandfather was a deportee to
> WW2. He came from a town called Chzortkow in the Tarnopol province
> eastern Poland, and was deported to a forced labour camp in
Siberia on the
> 10th of February 1940 with members of his family.
> In 1941, on his release from captivity he made his way to the
> where he joined the Polish 2nd Corps under General Wladyslaw
> his time in the military he took part in the battle for Monte
> was discharged in 1946 in the U.K. where he still lives to this
> I came across this group by chance after submitting my
grandfathers name and
> that of other members of his family to the virtual Kresy-Siberia
> wall, to which may I add he is extremely pleased about, as he now
> the suffering he and his family endured like many others at the
hands of the
> Soviets will not be forgotten.
> I am now in the process of trying to obtain Polish military and
> commemorative decorations (Issued to Polish Armed Forces in the
> he never received, through the Polish Embassy in London.
> He is also planning a trip to the Ukraine next year to see his
> Czortkow, as he is eighty now, and wants to see his home one more
> This is a great site, and I hope many others will join and submit
> commemorate Polish deportees.
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