HONORING PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PHILLIS M. KULASZEWSKI FOR HER SERVICE
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E569-E570]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




  HONORING PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PHILLIS M. KULASZEWSKI FOR HER SERVICE

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                          HON. BRUCE L. BRALEY

                                of iowa

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. BRALEY of Iowa. Mr. Speaker, today, I am here to honor and 
celebrate the life of an American patriot, Private First Class Phillis 
M. Kulaszewski.
  Phillis was born on December 22nd, 1919 in Cherokee, Iowa, was raised 
there, graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in 1937. She 
joined the Women's Army Air Corp in 1944, serving for 14 months as a 
Clerk General, tracking the movement of fighter and bomber aircraft 
until they reached their point of embarkation. For her service, Phillis 
was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and 
World War II Victory Medal.
  In 1945, while serving at Wright Field, she met and married her 
husband, Arthur J. Kulaszewski, who served his country until his 
retirement in 1967. That year, Phillis, Arthur and their two adopted 
children, DuWayne and Karen Ann, moved back to Cherokee. She was a 
proud Iowan.
  Phillis dedicated herself to supporting veterans and working on 
veteran projects. In 2003, the AMVETS Benton County Post 218 was 
chartered with 13 members. Phillis was the first woman veteran and life 
member of the post. Now thriving with over 65 members and 5 women 
veterans, AM VETS honors her passion and dedication by bestowing her 
name on the Post. It will now and forever be known as the ``Marion B. 
Gaultier-Phillis M. Kulaszewski AMVET Post 218 Benton County, Iowa.''

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