"Father of American cavalry" gets hero's burial: 226 years later, mystery remains





The Polish nobleman who fought in New Jersey and in southern Ocean County finally received a hero's funeral on the 226th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle in which he was mortally wounded. However, the mystery continues over whether the remains buried Sunday are those of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, who is considered the father of the American cavalry. He is a hero in Poland and among Polish-Americans for his sacrifice.


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