Voices of Polonia: Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson

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Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson—Worked Together on the Space Program at NASA By Ted Rajchel Background Kazimierz Czarnecki (engineer) was born in Poland in 1916.  He was a Polish aeronautics engineer, who worked for NACA, later NASA....

Voices of Polonia: Senator Barry Goldwater

By Ted Rajchel Barry Goldwater served five terms in the United States Senate representing Arizona and was the 1964 Republican candidate for President of the United States. He was the author of the conscience of...

Voices of Polonia: Polish Female Pilots Serving During World War II

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  By Ted Rajchel     Background   Polish female pilots played a major role in the resistant movement in occupied Poland.  They often put themselves in the front lines of war.  Here are short biographies of four determined women...

Korczak Ziolkowski: Sculptor of the Crazy Horse Memorial

    By: Ted Rajchel Background A mountain monument is under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, Custer County, South Dakota, United States. It will show Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse...

Voices of Polonia-Johnny Lujack—Football Great— Heisman Trophy Winner

By Ted Rajchel Background He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally, for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania. Others include...

Voices of Polonia

        Voices of Polonia: by Ted Rajchal Polish Underground Resistance Polish Underground Resistance Movement During World War II Background The Polish underground resistance movement in World War II, with the Polish Home Army at its forefront, was the largest...

Leopold Stokowski —A Leading Orchestra Conductor of the 20th Century

By Ted Rajchel Background Stokowski is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the...

Voices of Polonia; Howie Mandel- Man of Many Talents

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By Ted Rajchel Howie Mandel —A Man of Many Talents Background Howard Mandel is a Canadian comedian, television personality, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, and game show host. He hosted the CNB (originally NBC) game show...

Voices of Polonia By Ted Rajchel July 2021

General Casmir Pulaski, George Washington’s Cavalry Background   Many brave men have come to the aid of America's independence.  Many had to leave their homelands in search of new freedoms.  One of these men became a...

Mike Krzyzewski, Championship Basketball Coach

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by Ted Rajchel Background Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”, is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980 Krzyzewski has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, where he...