The Heroic and Inspirational True Story of the “Kosciuszko Squadron” Needs the Help and Support of the Polish-American Community, Organizations and Individuals

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An appeal for the massive help and support of the Polish-American community, organizations and individuals, to illuminate and make known the heroic and inspirational true life story of “Merian C. Cooper & The Kosciuszko Squadron” is being made by the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes.

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The inspirational story of “Merian C. Cooper & The Kosciuszko Squadron” is a true story of heroism, honor and self-sacrifice and one of the greatest tributes to Polish history, honor and culture.

David C. Jamison, Executive Director of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, stated: “We are appealing to the Polish-American community, organizations and individuals to strongly and proudly step forward to help and support the effort to tell the heroic inspirational story of “Merian C. Cooper & The Kosciuszko Squadron”. This incredible true story of heroism, honor and self-sacrifice is one of the greatest tributes to Polish history, honor and culture.” “The Foundation has chosen this story,” Mr. Jamison stated, “because it simply is the greatest story of selfless honor, heroism and sacrifice not fully told and illuminated to the world. The mission of the Foundation is to produce a major Hollywood feature film about this inspirational true story of 'Merian C. Cooper & The Kosciuszko Squadron' for the whole world to see."

The following experts from America and Poland have joined the Foundation’s initial International Advisory Board to assist in the development of a major Hollywood feature film to tell the inspirational true story of Merian C. Cooper and the famed Kosciuszko Squadron to the whole world:
** Dr. Michael Peszke, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, Founder/Director of the Kosciuszko Squadron Exhibit at the New England Air Museum which was supported by the Polish-American community, and, is a Historian who has published numerous works on Polish Military history, including the Kosciuszko Squadron.
** Michael Orzackowski , a journalist and writer in Poland. He is the author of the screenplay “Wings of Freedom-1920”, a screenplay about the true story of Merian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron in the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920. His screenplay received a scholarship and is supported and backed by the Polish Film Institute in Poland. .
** Mr. Pawel Biel is a Polish-American Cinematographer based out of New York City. He has worked on a number of films, documentaries and commercials for clients including Warner Brothers, the History Channel, SYFY, BRAVO, BBC, NBC and ABC. The story of Marian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron has greatly influenced and inspired Mr. Biel’s work and life. He is originally from Krakow.
** Mr. Tomasz Jegierski is the founder and CEO of FT Films in Poland. He and his company specialize in the production and distribution of true historical films. FT Films is recently doing promotion and distribution of “Five Days of War” about the war in the Republic of Georgia, staring Val Kilmer, Dean Cain and Andy Garcia. The film, directed by Renny Harlin, will have a Polish premiere at the Krakow Film Festival on April 14, 2012.
** William Ciosek is a founding Board member of the Foundation. He has researched the story of Merian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron for over 15 years. He has written the film treatment entitled “Honor to You” which is available within the Foundation’s website at http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com
Mr. Ciosek stated, “The experts who have joined our initial International Advisory Board will bring additional prominent members of both the Hollywood and Polish film communities to this Board and team. Together they will assist the Foundation to develop and produce a major Hollywood feature film of this great story for the world to see.”

Mr. Ciosek continued: “The Foundation appeals to the Polish-American community, to organizations and individuals to generously donate to this great mission to illuminate the heroic story of 'Merian C. Cooper & The Kosciuszko Squadron' with a major motion picture telling this inspirational true story to the whole world. The Foundation urgently needs the generous and patriotic financial support of the Polish-American community, organizations and individuals to achieve this great mission. The Foundation will need to retain and pay a major Hollywood screenplay writer, director, producers and actors to achieve the great mission of bringing this historic and inspirational story to the screen and to the world.”

Please visit the Foundation’s website at http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com for a treatment on the “Merian C. Cooper & The Kosciuszko Squadron” story and donate to the tax exempt Foundation on the website. You may also wish to personally contact the executive director, David C. Jamison via email at davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com or by phone at (334) 718-9501.

Contact information:                        
website: http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com
David C. Jamison, Executive Director
davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com
Phone: 334) -718-9501

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