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Ted Pawlik

Ted Pawlik

United States Navy
1942
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1945
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Ted A. Pawlik served in the U.S Navy aboard the USS David W. Taylor as a Machinists Mate 2nd Class from October 1942 until December 1945. In 1944 as a member of the crew, the vessel successfully attacked and sunk a Japanese submarine. In 1945 as a unit of a task force engaged in the bombing of ChiChi Jina and the Bonin Islands the ship struck a mine causing serious damage to its hull which resulted in the loss of four crew members. Mr. Pawlik was awarded the following medals for his services aboard the USS David W. Taylor, American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic, Pacific Area Campaign Ribbon with six Bronze Stars as follow: Marshall Island Operations, Mariannas Island Operations, SVB Assessment July 1944, Western Caroline Operations, Leyte Operations, and Okinawan Gunto Operation. Also, he received the Philippine Liberation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged and December 1945. After completion of the duties, Mr. Pawlik resumed his employment as a lead Turbine Erecter for General Electric Company a position he held for 42 years until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Pawlik also held multiple terms as a Montgomery County Supervisor representing the City of Amsterdam old Eighth Ward. After his supervisor term expired he was nominated and served for many years as the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Pawlik was particularly proud of his involvement in the formation of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College during his time as a County Representative! He was also very proud of his involvement with numerous Veterans organizations serving as the Commander as well as having duties and responsibilities at the State and National levels.