John Kunz: Journey to freedom, the flight of a Polish Family to America
Great Falls resident John Kunz was born in a Nazi concentration camp. He and his parents survived imprisonment in Germany and arrived in the United States of America as refugees after the war. Kunz was just 6 years old at the time. With the support and sponsorship of a family through the Catholic Church in Fairfield, MT the Kunz family was able to make Great Falls home. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1962 he enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Upon discharge as a Sergeant, he lived in New Jersey tending bar at his brother’s Polish tavern.