John and Peter Nadzeika

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John and Peter Nadzeika

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Nadzeika Brothers




Brothers John and Peter Nadzeika posing in front of a home. One of the brothers sits on the other's shoulders. The Nadzeika brothers were first generation American citizens whose parents came to America from Lithuania. The Nadzeika family settled in Morris County, New Jersey, and built a farm and tavern. The farm thrived in the 1930s, becoming so essential to the area that the United States Army gave the eldest Nadzeika brother an exemption from the draft for critical civilian work on the farm. The two younger brothers pictured both enlisted into the military in 1941, in the wake of World War II. John became a Merchant Marine, and Peter became a Tech 4 in the United States Army.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Nadzeika Family


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ca. 1940




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Morris County, New Jersey

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Copyright to this resource is held by the Nadzeika Family and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.


Cravero, Geoffrey

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Nadzeika Family Personal Collection

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.



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