engraved: on reverse: "Casimir Pulaski, Polish-American patriot aided the colonists in their fight for liberty, dying gloriously in action."
The Polish patriot Casimir Pulaski (1748-1779) was already an experienced soldier when he joined General Washington at the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. He survived the winter at Valley Forge but was mortally wounded leading a cavalry charge near Savannah in 1779.
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