Full name: Henry Ignatius Szymanski
Born: July 4, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 6, 1959
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: United States
Henry âRedâ Szymanski attended the US Military Academy and later did graduate work at Northwestern. He became a career Army officer, eventually reaching the rank of colonel. Szymanski was fluent in Polish and in World War II was sent as an Assistant Military AttachÃ© to Egypt as a liaison officer to the Polish and Czechoslovak forces in the Middle East. He served in that position until December 1944 when he was called to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) to serve on General Dwight Eisenhowerâs staff as a specialist in Polish affairs.
At warâs end Szymanski was charged with the repatriation of 1000s of Polish prisoners-of-war and displaced persons. He then spent several years in Special Services and Recruiting duty in the US, before returning to Germany in 1952 on an assignment with the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). Szymanski retired from the military at the end of August 1953. He and his wife then settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Wrestling||Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman||United States||USA||AC r4/5|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Wrestling||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||1920-08-19||Lindfors (FIN) fall (0:27), Szymanski (USA)|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Wrestling||United States||USA||Quarter-Finals||Match #4||1||Szymanski (USA) decision (36:10), Stensrud (NOR)|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Wrestling||United States||USA||Round Two||Match #7||1||1920-08-17||Szymanski (USA) fall (25:07), Huml (TCH)|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Wrestling||United States||USA||3rd-Place Round One||Match #1||2||1920-08-20||Johnsen (NOR) , Szymanski (USA)|