Sunday, May 03, 2009

Marian Brzezinski, In Memorium

Born May 3, 1914
Died March 21, 1990

The photo is of my father in Bagdad, Iraq (9-22-45). He was badly wounded at the final battle of Monte Cassino and was sent to Bagdad to recuperate. One military document describes "Gunshot wounds: Chest, Right Leg, Left Arm." I recall him telling me that he had some nerve damage and could barely use his left hand. This was particularly distressing since his profession was music (clarinet and saxaphone). Fortunately, the Army sent him for extensive rehab in Bagdad and he recovered full use of his left hand. I don't know the circumstances of why he's in the head gear and outfit.


Blogger Ralph Murre said...

Wonderful to rummage through the old brzezinski drawer of memorobilia. Thanks for sharing these.

~ R.

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