HONORING A GREAT AMERICAN HERO AT GABRESKI AIRPORT. After laying a wreath on the memorial stone in honor of U.S. Air Ace Francis S. Gabreski, Polish American Congress committee members and guests pause and reflect on his accomplishments. Shown here are:
Col. Gabreski’s daughters, Frances and Patricia. In rear (left to right) are: Frank Milewski, president of the PAC’s Downstate N.Y. Division, Richard Romanski, committee chairman; Hon. Conrad Teller, mayor of Westhampton Beach and Chet Szarejko, co-chairman.
Westhampton, N.Y. .. The Downstate New York Division of the Polish American Congress marked the 10th anniversary of the January 31, 2002 death of Col. Francis S. Gabreski with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial stone in the Long Island airport named after him.