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Posted by: Christopher Pekarek (ID *****1679) Date: October 29, 2002 at 08:55:26
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ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT MY FATHER, EDWARD PEKAREK WAS BORN IN CHICAGO IN 1895. BORN AND RAISED ON THE SOUTH SIDE AROUND THE COOK COUNTY JAIL. HIS BROTHERS WERE

FOUR. FRANK, TONY(CHICK). OTHERS DONT KNOW BUT DO KNOW THAT SOME PEKAREKS ARE IN INDIANA. FRANK AND MY FATHER EDWARD SERVED IN COMBAT IN WW1 IN THE TRENCHES OF FRANCE AND SURVIVED. FRANK WAS GASED AND SUFFERED ALL HIS LIFE FROM THE MUSTARR GAS EXPERIENCE. MY FATHER WAS WITH THE FIELD ARTILRY AND , ONE DAY IN FRANCE, HIS SERGEANT HAD HIM RUN AMESSAGE (THEY HAD NO WALKIE TALKIES OR CELL PHONES) TO THE

COMMANDING OFFICER AT HQ. WHEN MY FATHER RETURNED HE LEARNED THAT HIS ARTILRY BATTERY WAS ALL BUT WIPED OUT BY RETURN SHELLS FROM THE GERMANS. THAT RUN SAVED HIS LIFE ... AND MINE TOO ALONG WITH MY CHILDREN.



ABOUT ME, I WAS BORN IN CHICAGO ON TAYLOR STREET IN AN APAPARTMENT IN 1938. TODAY I RESIDE IN THE WOODS IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN WIITH A AIR FORCE MILITARY CAREER BEHIND THAT TOOK ME ALL OVER THE WORLD AND A

ANOTHER CAREER WITH WITH KRAFT FOODS. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE PEKAREK

FAMILY FROM CHICAGO. I WILL ADD THAT I LEARNED THAT THE NAME PEKAREK MEANS "LITTLE BAKER" IN BOHEMIAN.

BUT NEVER, DUE TO COLD WAR RESTRICTIONS DURING MY MILITARY CAREER, WENT TO CHECKAZLOVAKIA.



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