- Dear Miguel Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. Like his fellow-comrades on the Forgotten Odyssey through Siberia, he wasMessage 1 of 3 , Jul 16, 2007View SourceDear MiguelPlease accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. Like his fellow-comrades on the Forgotten Odyssey through Siberia, he was indeed a brave son of Poland.We are grateful that you have shared some of the memories of your father with us. We will retain pictures of your father and his time in the Polish Army in our Gallery at http://gallery.kresy-siberia.org/KarinaHernandezKind regardsStefan WisniowskiModeratorSydney----- Original Message -----From: karpenguinSent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:21 AMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia] My father´s death
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 Polish- Argentinian
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.