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American Legion: Szymanski-Rywacki Post 546

American Legion: Szymanski-Rywacki Post 546; Photo courtesy of Caroline

American Legion: Szymanski-Rywacki Post 546; Photo courtesy of Caroline
Photos above courtesy of Caroline, carpete@verizon.net 

2907 West Third Street
Chester, PA

Commanders | History | Other Members

Commanders: Joseph Pinkoski (1974)

Anthony Mistecka, Jr. (2001) - 1

History of the Post: Many thanks to Mike Kalichak for the following history of the Post:

The Post Home is located at 2907 West Third Street in Chester's West End. The Post was chartered by the American Legion on April 14, 1934. The Post was named after Walter Szymanski and Warren Rywacki. They were two Polish-American servicemen who were natives of Chester.

Walter Szymanski was a member of Co. A, 61st Infantry, 5th Division and was killed in action in the Battle of Argonne Forest on October 12, 1918. His remains were shipped home and he now rests in The Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Linwood, PA. [Picture of his military funeral from the St. Hedwig's Anniversary book]

Warren Rywacki was a member of Co. C, 111th Infantry, 28th Division and was killed in the Battle of Fimes on August 28, 1918. He is buried in Flanders Field, Belgium.

The Post is still an active Post in the American Legion and carries on work in helping veterans in Delaware County as well as hospitalized veterans at the Coatesville VA Hospital and the VA Hospital in Elsmere, DE.

Meetings are generally held at 7 PM on the second Friday of each month (during the winter the meetings are held at 2 PM on the second Sunday of the month).

Current (August 2001) Post Officers are:
Anthony Mistecka, Jr., Commander;
Joseph Igielski, Senior Vice Commander;
John Igielski, Junior Vice Commander;
Joseph Twardowski, Adjutant;
Michael Kalichak, Finance Officer;
Joseph Pinkoski, Chaplain;
Peter Kierbiedz, Post Judge Advocate and also Post Historian;
Frank Basara, Post Service Officer;
James Novak, Sergeant-at-Arms;
Dan Samek, Junior Sergeant-at-Arms.

Other Members: Mike Kalichak

1 - Thanks to Mike Kalichak, mikekalichak@comcast.net, for this information

If you can contribute any more on the Szymanski-Rywacki Post 546, please contact us: john@oldchesterpa.com

2000, 2002, 2004 John A. Bullock III.

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