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The Polish Museum of America mourns the passing of respected veteran, Wiesław Chodorowski.

Wiesław Tadeusz ‘Ted’ Chodorowski (January 4, 1929 - June 10, 2022)

The Polish Museum of America mourns the passing of respected veteran, Wiesław Chodorowski.

Wiesław Tadeusz ‘Ted’ Chodorowski, beloved husband of Anna (nee Sobecka); loving father of Beata (Keith) Niebrugge, Izabella (Johann) Stefnis, Joanna Chodorowska and Jolanta (Derek) Oliver; dearest grandfather of Alexandra (Matthew) Behan, Paulina Niebrugge, Natalia Niebrugge, Jacob Niebrugge, Sofia Oliver and Justin Oliver; dear brother of the late Sr. Lucyna Chodorowska.

Wiesław Chodorowski, under the pseudonym "Sęp," served in the Polish Home Army during WWII and took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. He was interned for seven month in German POW camps. After the war, he went to Italy. There, he joined the Polish 2nd Corps and departed for England in 1946, where he continued his education and starting working in the engineering profession. In 1971, he moved to the United States.

Active within Polonia, with a special dedication to veterans of the Polish Armed Forces, he cofounded in 1984 and served as the first president of the Polish Resistance (AK) Foundation in the USA. Highly decorated, Chodorowski was awarded, among other medals, the Home Army Cross, Defender of Warsaw Medal, and the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

Services were held. At the request of the family, donations may be made to the Polish Museum of America.

May He Rest in Peace.

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    JAN Lorys says:

    Mr. Chodorowski was one of the 12 participants in a film produced by the PMA and funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. The film was shown last year in October in Gdynia for the XIII th Film Festival of the Cursed Soldiers. A copy can be seen on the PMA website under the Newsroom heading.

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