Captain Stanley Swiatek

Capt. Swiatek left Medina as a member of Co. F, 108th Inf. and received his commision as a second lieutenant in Nov. 1942. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star w/oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart w/ two oak leaf clusters, European Theatre Ribbon with two campaign stars, the Bronze arrowhead, American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre ribbon, American Defense ribbon, Victory Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

The Citation accompanying his second Bronze Star states: Stanley E. Swiatek, First Lieutenant, 195th Military Police Company, for meritorious achievment in connection with military operations in Italy from 7 Oct. 1944 to 8 May 1945. As Military Police Officer working for the office of the Provost Marshal, 8th Port of Embarkation, First Lieutenant Swiatek, by his untiring zeal, unfailing attention to duty, and outstanding ability, rendered invaluable service in the apprehension and conviction of both civilian and military personnel wanted for various crimes. He was responsible for the apprehension and subsequent conviction of several Black Market operators as well as the recovery of large amounts of Government property. Time after time he risked his own life by entering houses and hideouts of Black Market gangsters, singlehandedly recovering Government property and arresting those involved. His devotion to duty, skill and ability reflect great credit upon himself and the Corps of Military Police of the Army of the United States.

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