Ryz, your dziadek deserved this medal, be very proud of him. Lenarda, Australia From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] OnFeb 19 1 of 4View Source
Ryz, your dziadek deserved this medal, be very proud of him.
Well today I received my dziadek's "Virtuti Militari" from the office of the President of Poland. Together with some documents, I now know why he received the medal during the Bolshevik war and contrary to his assertion that "I don't know why...I just stood by a horse", I thought I'd share the translation with you: Of course, this was the start of the problem, because with this award, he was given his land in Osada Wojskowa Naroty from which they were all deported:
Kapral Stanislaw Syss/Sys born 1898
On the 27-28th of September (1920), when the Company was moving for the attack during the night, they were surrounded by overwhelming opposing (Boleshevik) forces, and the Corporal with a few men returned fire and enabled the company to retreat and regroup to repel the opposing forces. They then retreated to their section and helped repel the opposing forces.
Was the candidate wounded/killed or injured in action? Wounded
Which battalion: 5th Wilenska – Corporal
Which class of Virtutui? 5th Class
Signatures of Witnesses
Officer's notes and witness statements:
Lieutenaqnt Jeodorczyk – we support the notion of giving him the 5th class Virtuti
Lieutenant Medwojewski/Miedwojewski - Brave, Conscientious, and Thorough. Deserving the 5th class Virtuti
Lieutenant Orzechowski – I strongly support the notion of giving him the Cross of the 5th class Virtuti
Major Bobialynski – he deserves the 5th class Virtuti
Colonel Bejnar – The officer named deserves the 5th class Virtuti