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The Thaddeus Kosciuszko Fellowship is a group of citizens who join together to promote the ideals & life of Patriot Thaddeus Kosciuszko, focuses on promoting Americanism and service to our current military personnel and Veterans.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko Fellowship
Warsaw, Indiana, USA

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The "Order Of Kosciusko" is presented each year on Veteran's Day recognizing an Honorably Discharged Veteran who has given exemplary service to Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA.

Recipients of the "Order Of Kosciuszko"

2004 - Donald E. Frantz
2005 - Douglas K. Brumfield Sr.
2006 - Robert "Coach" Lichtenwalter
2007 - Richard "Dick" Dobbins
2008 - Thomas E. Everett
2009 - Michael Barnett
2010 - Donald & Sally Nichols
2011 - Robert Gast
2012 - Roy Bradbury
2013 - Philip L. Porter
2014 - N. Bruce Howe
2015 - Robert "Bob" Savage
2016 - Lenora Stump

Recipients of the "Meritorious Service Award"

2012 - American Legion Post 49 & VFW Post 1126 Honor Guards
2013 - Oakwood Cemetery
2014 - Jordan Mayfield
2015 - Fred Vining
2016 - Russell Bauer

L-R - Ken Locke, Lenora Stump, Jordan Mayfield, Russell Bauer & John Sadler

Kosciuszko Monument @ Kosciusko County Courthouse
Dedicated in 2004

American Revolutionary War Hero

Kosciusko County is named after Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish nobleman who fought for American independence and then tried to win freedom for his homeland from the Russians. Kosciuszko was born in Lithuania, Poland, on February 12, 1746. Serving in the Polish army as a captain at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he borrowed money to come to America to help fight against the British, bringing with him a letter of introduction to George Washington from Benjamin Franklin. "What can you do?" Washington is said to have asked, upon meeting him. "Try me," was Kosciuszko's reply. Appointed as a colonel of engineers in the Continental Army in 1776, the fortifications he built at Saratoga played and important part in winning the victory on that battlefield in 1777. He then designed and built the fortifications at West Point. In the latter part of the Revolutionary War he served in the South, under Nathaniel Greene, both as an engineer and as a calvary officer. At the end of the war he was brevetted as a brigadier general. Returning to Poland, he served as a major general in the Polish Army, fighting a losing war against a Russian invasion in 1792. Two years later at the head of an army of about 5,000 Poles, he defeated a Russian army at Raclawice on April 4, 1794, and set up a provisional Polish government with himself as its leader. Six months later, surrounded by a combined Prussian and Russian army, he was forced to surrender. After several years of imprisonment in Russia, Kosciuszko was pardoned. He returned to the United States in 1797, where he was awarded a grant of 500 acres of land in Ohio for his services during the Revolutionary War. Returning to France to live, he refused to assist Napoleon in his conquest of Europe because the French emperor would not agree to grant Poland independence. He died in Switzerland on October 15, 1817. His body was returned to Poland where he was buried with honors. Kosciuszko fought all his life for freedoms that we enjoy today.

Kosciuszko - A Hero On Two Continents

Kosciuszko Links

Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association:
Kosciusko County Historical Society:
Kosciusko Honor & Remember - World War II: Honoring our World War II Veterans
Kosciuszko Biography:
Kosciusko Honor & Remember - Korean War: Honoring our Korean War Veterans
Kosciusko Honor & Remember - Vietnam: Honoring our Vietnam Veterans

Kosciuszko - The Peasant Prince

Monument Was Dedicated At Kosciusko Courthouse In 2004

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