|Wincenty Szerejko, 1931|
We do have one clue that Marek picked up on that I did not. Look at the pins on Wincenty's lapel in the 1931 photo. Is one of those pins a hammer and sickle? What about the other pin? If anyone out there can positively identify either of those pins I'd love to hear from you. A Polish researcher that I spoke with at NERGC suggested I write to the military museum in Warsaw to ask about the pins.
After Wincenty was conscripted into the Russian army did he remain in Russia, perhaps after marrying a Russian girl? Clearly he survived World War I, but what happened to him after 1931? Was he killed in World War II or did he die before? None of the other brothers mention him in later letters. Another mystery for sure...
Special Thanks: To my cousin Marek for providing me with the ID photo of Wincenty and for his translation of my 1931 photo.
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