"Szlachta" means men of war, warriors, a stratum of professional soldiers. The term stems from a German "schlacht", "battle". It became widespread in the Grand Duchy of Litva in the 15th century brought in here, along with the European traditions of knighthood, heraldry, military organisation and armament, from the Czechlands and Poland. As lords of the Grand Duchy of Litva had been associated with the military class since the 1300s, the word "szlachta" soon became a synonym of aristocracy, a collective term for local nobility, the gentry.

A Litvan nobleman marching for battle was equipped with all necessary weapons and armor, horses and provisions, and accomponied by servants to support him during military campaign. Summoned by the Grand Duke, a nobleman was obliged at any moment to report and joint the "pospolite ruszenie", or people's march, to drive the enemy away from the homeland.

Under Russia's rule the szlachta were deprived of their privileged social status. However, the sense of honour and dignity along with first-class swordsmanship remained distiguishing features of their descendants. Among them were the descendants of the Lyczkowski szlachta.

Below is a "Roll of Honor" of the Lyczkowskis, whose participation in battles is confirmed in historical records.


The grave of Alexander J. Lyczkowski

Rank: Cpl
Branch: US MARINE CORPS
B.P.:
Unit: 443 Marine Bombing Squadron
Location of Service:
Dates of Service: WORLD WAR II
Burial: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, FL, USA
Plot: Section 322, Site 1236
Notes: WW II veteran.

Florida National Cemetery

Source:
1. www.vmb443.com
2. www.findagrave.com

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Rank: Pvt
Unit: Co. L., 128ht Inf. Reg., 32nd Div. ("The Red Arrow Division"), US ARMY.
Place of residence: Detroit, MI, USA.
Burial: Cimetière américain de Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Lorraine, France.
Plot: H Row 39 Grave 14
Notes: WW I veteran.

Florida National Cemetery

Source:
www.distantcousin.com

Rank: AIRMAN 1ST CLASS
Branch: US AIR FORCE
B.P.: -
Unit: -
Location of Service: Korea.
Dates of Service: KOREAN WAR.
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sayreville, Middlesex County, NJ, USA.
Plot: -
Notes: Korean War veteran.

Sacred Heart Cemetery

Source:
billiongraves.com

Chester Lyczkowski

Rank: PO2
Branch: US NAVY
B.P.: Detroit, MI, USA.
Unit: -
Location of Service: Korea.
Dates of Service: KOREAN WAR.
Awarded:

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Korean Service Medal with 2 Stars
  • United Nations Service Medal
  • Good Conduct medal
National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal with 2 Stars; United Nations Service Medal; Good Conduct medal; Combat Action Ribbon
Buried: 01/25/2016.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, Macomb County, MI, USA.
Plot: Section 1, Lot 635, Space 5.
Notes: Korean War veteran.

The Place of Burial - Resurrection Cemetery

Source:
www.findagrave.com

Rank:
Branch: US ARMY
B.P.:
Unit: -
Location of Service:
Dates of Service: WORLD WAR II
Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI, USA
Plot: Section 49, Lot 455, Space 3
Notes: WW II veteran.

The Place of Burial - Mount Olivet Cemetery

Source:
billiongraves.com

Rank: Sgt
B.P.: Sanford, NC, USA.
Unit: 23rd Inf. Division.
Location of Service: Chu Lai & Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
Dates of Service: 1970-1973. Notes: Vietnam War veteran.

Source:
American Folklife Center, Library of U.S. Congress

The Grave of Jozeph Lyczkowski

Rank: Pvt
Branch: Reconstruction Aide, US ARMY
Enlistment Date/City/State: 5 Aug 1942/ Buffalo/ NY
Buried: 09/24/1956
Burial: Bath National Cemetery, VA Medical Center Bldg. 1301, Bath, Steuben County, NY 14810, USA.
Plot: K Row 19 Site 11
Notes: WW II veteran.

Bath National Cemetery

Source:
www.interment.net - U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006

The grave of George W. Lyczkowski

Rank: 2d Lt
Branch: US ARMY AIR FORCES
B.P.:
Unit: -
Location of Service:
Dates of Service: WORLD WAR II
Burial: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, FL, USA
Plot: Section 604, Site 88
Notes: WW II veteran.

Florida National Cemetery

Source:
www.findagrave.com

Rank: TEC 5
Branch: US ARMY
B.P.: -
Unit: -
Location of Service: -
Dates of Service: WORLD WAR II.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, OH 43607, USA.
Plot: -
Notes: WW II veteran.

The Place of Burial - Calvary Cemetery

Source:
billiongraves.com

Rank: BM2
Branch: US NAVY
B.P.:
Unit: -
Location of Service:
Dates of Service: WORLD WAR II
Burial: St Joseph's Cemetery, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, Orange County, NY 10940, USA
Plot: -
Notes: WW II veteran.

The Place of Burial - St Joseph's Cemetery

Source:
gravelocator.cem.va.gov

Shallow Well Cemetery. An angel sculpture.

Rank: LTC
Branch: US ARMY
B.P.: Sanford, NC, USA.
Unit: -
Location of Service: PERSIAN GULF
Dates of Service: -
Burial: Shallow Well Cemetery, Lee County, NC, USA
Notes: Persian Galf War veteran.

The grave of Walter P. Lyczkowski

Source:
www.findagrave.com

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