LINTHICUM, MD, April 1, 2019— NFM Lending is pleased to honor Chief Petty Officer Bernard Kwiatkowski as the NFM Salute for April 2019.

CPO Kwiatkowski served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. During his tours of duty, he was stationed in England, North Africa, and the South Pacific on the USS LST 21.

CPO Kwiatkowski’s service awards include: American Campaign Medal, Europe-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Occupation of Japan, China Service Medal.

CPO Kwiatkowski was nominated by his granddaughter, Taylor Kwiatkowski.

“My grandfather, we call him Pop, is a 97-year-old WWII vet who served in the Navy for 4 years. He has so many amazing/inspiring/interesting stories from his time in the service, but my favorite is how he met my Nanny while in England. They were married for 71 years before she sadly passed away 2 years ago. My Pop still tells all his stories and is proud to show off his medals and other memories he has from his time in the service – even at 97 he can still recall so many little details. He really is an incredible man and we are proud to call him our grandfather!”

Bernard and Taylor Kwiatkowski

NFM Salute is an initiative in which one military member or Veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes are chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will make a $1,000 donation to a military or Veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name.

Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of the following three non-profits: Platoon 22, AnySoldier, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. CPO Kwiatkowski chose the Gary Sinise Foundation to receive this month’s donation. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.

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