The VFW-LANI hall in hudson got its name from the first letters of the first names of the local area boys killed in WWII - Louis, Andrew, Nicholas and Ignatius,

Louis Moritz was the brother of Edmund Moritz, the local grocery store owner. Louis died from some illness at Camp Barkley in Texas. Louis was not quickly forgotten. It is said by other family members that Louis's sister Helen refused to have flowers in the house because they reminded her too much of his funeral. This was up to 60 years after his death.

Andrew Sorochak was declared missing in action during combat somewhere in Europe. He was later declared dead by the government.

PFC Nicholas Vaniga died in an accident during the French campaign. His body was returned to the United States several years later, sometime between December 1, 1948 and November 30, 1949. He was the son of local resident, Anna Vaniga. Anna was from the village of Dlhona on Slovakian side of the Polish-Slovakian border. The 1930 census shows Anna Vaniga living at 19 Center Street along with the folllowing children, Michael aged 19, Mary 15, Helen 13 and Nicholas who was then 6 years old. The 1920 census shows that Nicholas also had two elder sisters, Polly and Annie who must have left home sometime before the 1930 census. In 1930 they would have 22 and 24.

Ignatius J. Shuleski was killed in combat in France.



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