This photograph shows four of the Wasik family from Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania that served during World War Two and the Korean War. The memorial stone marker is at the entrance to the farm of John Wasik (1887-1934) and Katarzyna “Katie” Bronczyk Wasik (1895-1981), where they raised twelve children. The marker reads that nine sons served during those years, and it also lists those of the family that served on the home front. All of the family that served in the military came home safe and sound. Shown here above are: Stanly, John, August, and Paul Wasik.
Here below is another photograph of the family that includes sisters Sophie and Helen. These two pictures were sent to my sister in 2000, by their cousin Chester Wasik, along with an invitation to come to one of the Wasik Family Annual Ho-Down Reunions. We are so happy we accepted, and went to one of these reunions. The Wasiks were cousins of our mother. We brought along lots of our “unknown” photos and solved quite a few mysteries. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
At the reunion we were thrilled to get to talk to Chester Wasik, one of the seven children of Stanley Wasik (1889-1969) and Jadwiga “Jennie” Stoklosa Wasik (1897-1990) of McDonald, PA. He also served during World War Two. Chester enlisted in July of 1942. Here below is one of the pictures our family saved of Chester Wasik.
Today I want to salute the Wasik Family for their years of dedicated service in the military of the USA. Military Monday is a blogging prompt suggested by GeneaBloggers. Thank you to all that serve, and all that bear the burden of waiting for news of their loved ones.