Fw: [osssociety] Digest Number 2450
- The OSS Society, Inc.Jay was a great friend of Maria's. He tried to help us in recent get Maria the Distinguished Service Medal which the OSS recommended for Maria in 1945 but which was denied by the Pentagon. They gave her a bronze star. We never succeeded in getting the nomination restored. Jim
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1. Amb. Jay Niemczyk
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Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:27 am (PDT)
In Remembrance: Amb. Julian Niemczyk
to People International pays tribute to our remarkable Chairman
Emeritus, Ambassador Julian Niemczyk. A pillar of the organization for
decades, and a remarkable individual, Jay leaves an incomparable
legacy. We keep his wife, Peg, in our thoughts during this sad time
and we keep Jay forever in our hearts.
Mary Jean Eisenhower
For decades, Julian “Jay” Niemczyk tirelessly served as a leader within PTPI, embracing the mission of Peace through Understanding.
He was the U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1986-1989. He also
served at the American Embassy in Prague from 1967-1969. He was in the
U.S. Army and Air Force from 1940-1971. His military service included
assignments with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)National Security Agency (NSA) and a four-year tour with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
He later served as Director for the Eastern European Office,
International Security Affairs Office of the Secretary of Defense,
Pentagon. during WWII in Burma and China. Jay served a four-year tour of duty with the
Jay was for eight years the Executive Director of the National
Republican Heritage Group’s Division of the Republican National
Committee. In 1983 he became CEO of PTPI and in 1996 was elected
Chairman Emeritus. Jay was instrumental in the growth and development
of PTPI’s Chapter Network and numerous efforts, such as the M
eet the Diplomats Program.
His leadership and unwavering dedication to our global outreach has
been a priceless asset to the success of our organization. His many
honors include the Slovak Presidential decoration and the Order of the
White Ducal Cross.
Charles Pinck, President
The OSS Society, Inc.
6723 Whittier Ave., #200
McLean, VA 22101
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