Summary

Conflict Period:
World War I 1
Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Private 3
Birth:
15 Nov 1894 2
West Kewaunee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA 2
Death:
15 Nov 1921 2
Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin, USA 2
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Full Name:
Stanley Wisnicky 2
Birth:
15 Nov 1894 2
West Kewaunee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA 2
Death:
15 Nov 1921 2
Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin, USA 2
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Marriage:
Caroline Brill 2
01 Jul 1919 4
Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, USA 4
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World War I 1

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Private 3
Service End Date:
14 Jan 1918 1
Enlistment Date:
19 Apr 1917 5

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Sources

  1. Civil War Pensions and Later, Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900; , Record Group 15; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C — Contributed by YvonneWisnicky
  2. Contributed by YvonneWisnicky
  3. The Milwaukee Sentinel, Jan 26, 1918, page 5. "Comes Home from France." — Contributed by YvonneWisnicky
  4. Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wisconsin. Issue 16 Nov 21; page 6. — Contributed by YvonneWisnicky
  5. The Rib Lake Herald, Jan 11, 1918, front page. "Brothers Meet in Mid-Ocean" — Contributed by YvonneWisnicky

Stories

A Mid-Ocean Meeting Between Brothers

Stanley Wisnicky nearly drowns when a German torpedo sank the transport on which he was among the ill.  As he clung to a heaving mass of wreckage a United States cruiser drew up alongside and he was pulled to safety.  A second rescuer, another of Uncle Sam's destroyers, steamed toward the scene.

Hearing the names of the friendly ships as he was being pulled aboard, Stanley recognized one of them as being his brother's boat.  A wireless communication sent the news to his brother, on the approaching ship, and in a few minutes the brothers were in each other's arms.

Stanley enlisted in the regular army last summer (1917), and after doing border duty, went across with the first of Pershing's troops.  He became ill with tuberculosis and was on his way back to America when the torpedo hit.

His older brother, Walter, left Kewaunee high school before commencement last June (1917) to re-enlist in the navy as a Boatswain's Mate.

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