Special Mission***Highway Dedication***
PFC Peter Golec
East Haddam, CT.
TUES OCT 8th, 1800hrs
Patriot Guard and associates,
We are pleased to have been asked to participate in a Hero’s Highway Dedication.
PFC Golec was drafted into the United States Army on July 9, 1941 just five months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. After training in various locations, Golec was shipped overseas to England with the 4th Armored Division in December of 1943. After landing at Utah Beach, Golec fought from Normandy across France and was killed in action on Nov. 28, 1944 on the German border. Golec was a decorated soldier who earned a number of accolades, including the prestigious Combat Infantry Badge and two Purple Hearts. He was the son of Polish immigrants and was born and raised in Moodus.
Golec walked a stretch of Route 151 every day of his life prior to his military service. The route of the Memorial Highway to be renamed in Golec’s honor runs along the same street he walked and where the family homestead still stands today – it bisects the end of Neptune Avenue, where the Baron-Smith-Golec Post 156 American Legion is located
We will stand a flag line at this ceremony.
ASC Mac McArthur will be RCIC and flags will be on site.
Tuesday October 8th
Intersection of Routes 149/151
East Haddam, CT
God Bless America and Our Troops!!
Gregg “Flag 7” Barratt
Patriot Guard Riders
Connecticut State Captain
“Standing for Those Who Stood for US”!