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Entry: 83511
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
SON LOOKING FOR FATHER'S DATA

GREGORY JENKINS wrote on July 1, 2012


City and State: NICEVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: A man here in Niceville Fl, owns the Fresh Greece
restraunt. He has on disply his father's Purple
Heart Medal which he says was awarded to during the
Korean War. He's not a computer person so I am doing
the searching for him. His Father's name is
Dimitrios Tsitos. If any body knows what unit his
father was with and how he got the award or anything
else about his father in the Korean War, He'd
appreciate it.


Keywords:


Entry: 83448
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I HAD UNKLE HE WAS CASUALTY IN KOREA HIS NAME WAS SWTIRIOS KARATZAS IF ENYONE KNOWS ANYTHINK PLEASE

SAM KARATZIAS wrote on June 24, 2012


City and State: COVINA CA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: please

Keywords:


Entry: 82799
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
DIMITRIS BELESIS

TASOS BELESIS wrote on April 19, 2012


City and State:

Unit: GREEK AIR FORCE UNIT IN KOREA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Just to let you know that my father Dimitris Belesis who
served in the Korean War as part of the Greek Air Force
unit, passed away in 2008

His son

Tasos D. Belsis


Keywords: Belesis Korea Accident Jeep japan


Entry: 82170
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR INFO ON KOUMANAKOS AND ATHANASKOS

CHRYSOULA KOTSONIS wrote on February 18, 2012


City and State: STATEN ISLAND NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: My dad served in the Korean War in 1953. He wants to
know updated information on two commanders. They are:
Georgios Koumanakos and Dr. Athanasakos. My dad lives
in the United States but he served with the Greek army
in Korea.



Entry: 81566
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
ANTHONY FIRIPIS PRIVATE INFANTRY SUB MACHINE GUNNER

ERNEST FIRIPIS wrote on December 31, 2011


City and State: HIGHTON VI

Unit: GREEK BATTALION KOREA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Seeking any information about my father who served in
Greek Battalion - Korean War. English Name: Anthony
Firipis private infantry sub machine gunner who was a
trained hair dresser during his Service. Originally
from Thessolonica region Greece.. He immigrated to
Australia after the war with his sister Maki,and
possibly with his Uncle George too Melbourne Victoria
Australia. Married Heather Waddell and had five
children, me being the fourth child Ernest Firipis
(Son). My Father suffered with War Stress and never
recovered, even after many Psychiatric treatments.
Married twelve years, but the stress was too much -
heavy mightmares which emotional caused great
suffering to my father, mother and the whole family.
Would like to know if anyone knows where he is or
remember serving with him. Family lost contact around
1984 when Anthony returned to Greece. He would be
around 80yrs of age.................................
Would like to thank all the people who maintain this
amazing site Korean War Project ....




Keywords: Greek Battalion - Korean War. English Name: Anthony
Firipis private infantry sub machine gunner who was
also a hair dresser during his Service.




Entry: 81423
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
LT. WM. BUSH

BILL HANSON wrote on December 23, 2011


City and State: ENGLEWOOD FL

Unit: 4TH FTR

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Could this be the same Lt. Bush who was detached from
335 th for forward control duty. He was later killed
while on that assignment. Great officer and human being !!



Entry: 80534
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
GREEK EXPEDITIONARY FORCE DEC.1950,ASSIGNED AS 4TH BATALION 7TH CAV REGT 1ST CAV DIV

ROBERT A. ( BOB) JAMES wrote on September 29, 2011


City and State: GIBSONTON FL

Unit: F.O. TEAM,B BTRY 77TH FA BN.7TH CAV REGT.1ST CAV D

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: In January 1950 my brothers Forward Observer Team,Lt
Bush,Sgt Foster,Cpl Dumas(my brother)PFC James,B Btry
77th Field Artillery Bn,7th Cav.Regt.1st Cav Div. was
attached to the GEF F O Team. between 20 to 31 January
1951,after being on a O.P.for over 18 hrs without
sleep,while retreating from a N.Korean/Chinese
counter attack, about 3 in the morning the driver fell
asleep and went into a ditch and the jeep and trailer
carring the GEF equipment,flipped over pinning Lt
Bush under the jeep,Foster,Dumas and James lifted the
jeep up so Lt Bush could be pulled from under the jeep
when my brother felt the pain in his arm,he had broken
his upper arm,he was rushed to a aid station and the
to the Swedish Hospital at Pusan,he was put in a
upper body cast an evacuated to a Army Hospital in
the States wnere he spent 222 days recovering.

DOES any one from the Greek Expeditionary Force
remember this accident ? If so please contact me ?
THANK YOU

From A Brother In Arms
Bob James
SFC,US Army retired


Keywords: Lt Bush,Sgt Foster,Cpl Dunas(my brother)PFC James
20 thru 31 Jan 1951



Entry: 78535
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KOREAN WAR

VASSILIKI DANAS VAROUTELLIS wrote on April 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: my father fought in the korean war. he has now passed away.lived in sydney australia from 1958.originally from lesvos mitilini agiasos.any information regarding him and friends would be of great use to me and family.

Keywords: efstratios varoutelli or varitellis


Entry: 73146
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
GREEK KOREAN VET ANTHONY FIRIPIS

KOSTA FIRIPIS wrote on January 16, 2010


City and State: PORT MACQUARIE NSW NS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Seeking any information about relative that served in Greek Battalion - Korean War.English Name: Anthony Firipis Greek name ‘”Ÿ™S ¸I¡I IS private infantry sub machine gunner from Greece Thessolonica region immigrated to Australia after war.Fathers Name Kostandinos Firipis Would like to know if still alive believe is now living in Greece would be around 79 now.Family lost contact around 1984.

Thanks

Kosta


Keywords: Greek Battalion - Korean War


Entry: 72735
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
1ST GREEK BATTALION

JOHN FOURTOUNIS wrote on December 12, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my father was in the first greek battalion deployed
for korea witch arrived around december 1950.they were under the command of a general i think his name
was arpouzis.my fathers name was antonis fourtounis and came from agios petros.he is still alive and i would like to here from someone who remmembers him and can tell me some stories of their experiences and battles together..


Keywords:


Entry: 72731
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LEA PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR FAMILY HISTORY

MIKE MOUMOUSIS wrote on December 11, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi Lea please contact me for family history.....

Keywords:


Entry: 72438
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
MOUMOUSIS

LEA MOUMOUSIS-HUNT wrote on November 20, 2009


City and State: NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I would love to learn more about my family history.

Keywords: I wish i knew more about my fathers side of the family. Alex Moumousis. I believe this is the only way. Being that i too served in the military it is refreshing to see where i get my sterness and strength.


Entry: 72218
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
ODE TO THE GREEKS WHO FOUGHT IN THE KOREAN WAR

DEMETRIS ZETTOS wrote on November 5, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS

Comments: £• £‘£

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Keywords: The following is an ode to the Greeks who fought in the Korean War.
It was written as the first contingent of the Greek Expeditionary Force was embarking for the long journey to Korea.



Entry: 68868
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GREEK INSIGNIA/ KOREA

WILLIAM FORBES wrote on January 28, 2009


City and State: CHEVY CHASE MD

Unit: 32D INFANTRY REGT/ 7TH INFANTRY DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to obtain the badge of the Greek Expedition Forces Korea. I was presented one by the Greek commander, Col Papazois, in 1955. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. s/William Forbes

Keywords:


Entry: 68333
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
NAN COMPANY - THIRD PLATOON

HELEN HATZISTAVROU wrote on December 20, 2008


City and State: SUNBURY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad Stefanos Hatzistavrou was a sergeant with Nan
Co, third platoon he is getting on in years now, going
to be 80 and I'd like to locate someone who has the
war in common with him, especially someone in his
platoon their names are listed above.

He gets very melancholy these days, especially since
mum died and I think it would do him good to
reminisce, not about the bad times but the
camaraderie, he said they were the best bunch of
blokes he'd ever known.

He has alot of photo's from the war and I would love
to exchange with anyone who would be interested.


Keywords: Tataridis, Kapsalakis, Fitros, Katrouras, Nandalis,
Konteles,Sapountsidikis, Papaxaralanbidis, Nisiris,
Kalantsis, Sakarelis, Jabetas, Pagoulatos, Stamou,
Tsandalidis, Petropoulos, Rentoulis, Panayiotidis,
Nazos, Tsirakis, Hatsisavas, Koutsoukos, Mbasiotis



Entry: 67723
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PETER COMPANY

GEORGE KAMBADELLIS wrote on November 3, 2008


City and State: ATHENS

Unit: PETER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Christos Kambadellis (born in Mytilini, Lesvos island) was a Lt at Peter Company during the Outpost Harry confronation. I would be keen in following up stories with any of his fellow soldiers from that time. Please contact me at my email.

Keywords:


Entry: 63945
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MICHAEL PETROPOULOS

HELEN PETROPOULOS wrote on January 21, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: My father served in Korea from 1952-1953, spending 1 year there. He was the aircraft mechanic on a DAKOTA, staffed by 5 men. He also flew to Japan.
He is in good health however the memories of that time continue to haunt him. Helen(his daughter)


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Entry: 63015
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DID ANYONE FIGHT WITH COLONEL KOSTOPOULOS FROM SPARTA? PLEASE, CONTACT ME.

DEMETRIOS STAVRAKAS wrote on November 14, 2007


City and State: ROCKVILLE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 62994
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
KOREAN WAR DOCUMENTARY: OUTPOST HARRY

HEATHER MENDEZ wrote on November 13, 2007


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: OUTPOST HARRY

GROUNDBREAKING KOREAN WAR DOCUMENTARY UNDERWAY


SACRAMENTO, CA - The soldiers of the Greek Expeditionary Forces called it Outpost Harosthe Greek name for Death. It was classic wartime humor, a dark pun borne of a hopeless mission. More than 88,000 rounds of Chinese artillery would pound Outpost Harrya tiny Korean hilltop no bigger than Times Square, 425 yards ahead of the front line. Defended each night by a single company of American or Greek soldiers, the Chinese had anticipated an easy capture. Over a period of eight days, vast waves of Chinese Communist Forces would flood into Harrys trench lines--more than 13,000 soldiers in all. And yet each of the five companies ordered to hold Outpost Harry, when its turn came, held it.

The nightly Chinese assaults would advance and recede with each passing day--a relentless tide that would churn up a roiling, bloody flurry of hand to hand combat. On the night of the first attack, June 10, 1953, the Chinese had outnumbered Harrys defenders by 30 to 1. All total, there was a reinforced CCF regiment of approximately 3,600 enemy trying to kill us, said Captain Martin Markley, commander of K Company, 15th Infantry Regiment. There was no time to formally prepare the troops spiritually for the possibility of their death in the battle that was about to take place. By morning, all but a dozen GIs had been killed or severely wounded. But they had held the hill.
The relentless attacks would continue throughout the week, each evening bringing a flood of Chinese soldiers pouring through barbed wire, and on the worst nights, into Harrys trenches. We could see them out there near the wire, falling right on top of each other. It just wasn't human, said Pvt. William McLennan, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, I guess they wanted Harry. But they didn't get it. They told us to hold it. We did.
On the seventh day of the siege, Outpost Harrys defiant, week-long survival and its continued defense were entrusted to the Greek soldiers of Peter Company, Sparta Battalion. Just before the midnight hour of June 17, an entire regiment of nearly 3000 Chinese soldiers burst forth from their positions and stormed the hills northern slope. According to official U.S. military records, Company P of the Greek Battalion, refusing to withdraw, closed in and met the attackers in a furious hand to hand struggle in which many of the enemy were driven off. The aggressors regrouped, quickly attacked a second time, and again gained the friendly trenches. Immediately, the Greek Forces launched a series of counterattacks. After two hours of close-in fighting, the aggressors were again routed and the friendly positions restored.
It was the last defeat the Chinese Communist Forces could endure in their pursuit of Outpost Harry. Their failed adventure had, in eight days, cost them 4200 casualties. Their entire 74th Division had been decimated. And for the first time in the annals of U.S. military history, five rifle companies togetherfour American and one Greekwould receive the prestigious Distinguished Unit Citation for the outstanding performance of their shared mission.
Despite its unparalleled intensity, the heroism it engendered, and the international camaraderie uniting its brothers-in-arms, the siege of Outpost Harry is a battle unknown to most, in a war too many have since forgotten.

Director-producer Christos Epperson is proud to announce a new documentary film project dedicated to telling this inspirational story, through interviews with its American and Greek veterans and dramatic re-enactments of key events of the battle. The project was inspired by executive producer Mike Pagomenos, whose father George, an Outpost Harry survivor, recently published his Korean War journal in the Greek language. Following closely in the wake of critical acclaim for Christos Eppersons recent World War II documentary, The 11th Day, Archangel Films looks forward to sharing a never-before-seen glimpse into the harrowing ordeal these Greek and American veterans of the Forgotten War met with such courage, and endured with such sacrifice.


Keywords: Movie, Film, Documentary, Outpost Harry.


Entry: 62412
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MAVROPOULOS

DIONYSIOS MAVROPOULOS wrote on September 25, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Uncle, Nicholas Mavropoulos, served with the frozen few for the duration. I don't know which unit. He has passed on. All I do know is that he served as an armed escort for the Orthodox priest. If anyone knows anything please contact me at the email address provided.

Keywords:


Entry: 60896
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
KOREAN ARMY VET - CHIOS (XIOS) KARTHAMILA

KAY (KOULA) WILLIAMS (KAFANTARIS) wrote on May 6, 2007


City and State: AVON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: MY FATHER IS ELIAS DEMITRIOS KAFANTARIS BORN IN 1929 IN XIOS (CHIOS)KARTHAMILA GREECE, HE SERVED IN THE KOREN ARMY FROM JANUARY 20TH 1952 TO JAUNUARY 20TH 1953 AS THAT WAS THE DEAL THAT THE AGREED TO. MY FATHER WAS IN A TANK AND IN CHARGE OF THE CANNON IN THE TOP OF THE TANK (IF I UNDERSTOOD HIM CORRECTLY) I AM LOOKING TO FIND RIBBONS AND METALS THAT ARE IN THE PICTURE HE GAVE ME FROM THE WAR. HE IS LIVING IN FLORIDA AND IS HAVING HIS 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND I WOULD LOVE TO FIND THEM FOR HIM OR ANYONE HE MAY HAVE KNOWN.

KAY (KERGIAKOULA)


Keywords: KOREAN WAR


Entry: 54022
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DEMETRIOS LABRAKIS

MARGARET PROVIAS wrote on November 10, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone remembers serving in Korea with Demetrios Labrakis (also known as Mimis), would you please contact me? I believe his rank was "dekanea". He is my father and is currently 77 years old, alive and well, living in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He was born in Koniditsa, Sparti, Laconia however he served his military duty in Kavala. Thank you, Margaret Provias.

Keywords: Demetrios Labrakis


Entry: 52927
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NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN

DIONYSIOS FILIPPOPOULOS wrote on August 30, 2005


City and State: MELBOURNE

Unit: 5/6TH REGIMENT RVR BRAVO COY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would just like to say as a Greek Australian serving in the Australian army reserves, my deepest thanks to my compatriots who fought in that war on bealf of Greece, our true home.

Keywords:


Entry: 52505
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STEVE PODIMATIS

STELIOS PODIMATIS wrote on August 8, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Steve(Efstratios) Podimatis served in Korea with the greek forces from 1950-1953. The years might not be accurate but I believe this is the time period. He is from Lesvos or as some know it as Mytiline. He was a seargent and also received the purlpe heart which I have in my possesion. Does anyone remember him and if you do can you give me some insight about his or your time in Korea?

Keywords: Need info


Entry: 52290
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THOSE WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 7TH CAVALRY

DOUGLAS RICE wrote on July 27, 2005


City and State: HAWESVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was with the 7th Cavalry Regt. Co. D and he served in Korea from March '51 until December '51. I am in the process of researching for a book and I would love to hear any stories from the brave men from Greece who fought with the 7th Cavalry.

Keywords:


Entry: 52289
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
THOSE WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 7TH CAVALRY

DOUGLAS RICE wrote on July 27, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 50303
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MEMMORIES

DIMITRIOS TSALIKIS wrote on April 21, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: PERSONAL FRIENDS: N. Avtzoglou, Mavropoulos Ch., Papadopoulos Ch., Aivatzis S.


Entry: 49533
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PATROCLOS

GEORGE KANELLOPOULOS wrote on March 13, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Patroclos and Tilemachos continue to live in the memories of their sisters and families.

Keywords:


Entry: 49494
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MR. ZETTOS

MICHAEL MOUMOUSIS wrote on March 10, 2005


City and State: ALPHARETTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Mr Zettos bless you for responding and giving the ifo you did. Please give us more information on Patroclos. His personality,his favorite memories of home, his hopes. Thank you. If you wish to contact me direct my e-mail is mike.moumousis@cox.com. My brother, uncle and I are the last to carry the name Moumousis. I'm sure you will understand. thank you.

Keywords: Patroclos Moumousis, Demetris Zettos


Entry: 48711
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
PATROCLOS MOUMOUSIS

DEMETRIS ZETTOS wrote on February 5, 2005


City and State: NOTTINGHAM MD

Unit: !ST CAV. DIV. - 7TH CAV. REG'T. GREEK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Re: 1st Lt. Patroclos Moumousis.

I was also an officer in the Greek Expeditionary force in Korea.

Lt. Moumousis was a good friend of mine. He was killed in action in October 1951 while leading his platoon on an assault against the enemy (at that time). For that action, the Greek Battalion was awarded the US Presidential Unit Citation.

Lt Moumousis died a HERO's death. I miss him.


Keywords: Greek Expeditionary Force, Korea


Entry: 47963
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
PATROCLOS MOUMOUSIS

MIKE MOUMOUSIS wrote on January 6, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Patroclos Moumousis was my cousin. I saw a picture of him two years ago while visiting Greece. Any information would be appreciated.


Entry: 45957
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
GREEK INFANTRY BATTALION

DEMETRIOS ZETTOS wrote on September 23, 2004


City and State: BALTIMORE MD

Unit: GREEK INFANTRY BATTALION (ATTACHED)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The Greek Infantry Battalion, Part of the Greek Expeditionsry Force to Korea which also included a squadron of C-47's, was first attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment. When the 1st Cav. was moved to Japan, the Greek battalion was attached to the 3rd Infantry Division, 15th Infantry Regiment. I was attached to the "Oboe" Company.

For actions in which the Greek battalion participated, it was awarded the U. S. Presidential Unit Citation.


Keywords: The Greek Battalion; AKA "Black" Battalion.


Entry: 43533
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CHRISTOPHOROS SKAGOS

PETER SKANGOS wrote on June 4, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 3RD BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My name is Panagiotis Skangos. My father, who is alive and lives in NY, was part of the third Battalion. His name is Christopher Skangos (Greek - Christophoros Skagos). He was born in Agios Ioannis, Monembasia, Laconia. He tells me that he was in Korea during the end of the conflict and has vivid details about the Greek battalion that stood its ground after the US forces told the Greek forces to pull back before the final push by the N Koreans and Chinese - the night before truce was declared. If you have any additional information about the Greek Expeditionary forces and their actions in the Korean War I would very much appreciate it.

Cheers,
Panagiotis Skangos


Keywords: Greel Expedit


Entry: 41575
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GREECE

GABE VERVENIOTIS wrote on March 7, 2004


City and State: TORONTO ON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am just seeking a soilder by the name of Nick verveniots. He is my grandfather and I do not know of what he did and want to find out

Keywords:


Entry: 34700
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GREEK KOREA WAR MEDAL

JAMES W. LANG wrote on June 7, 2003


City and State: KELOWNA BC

Unit: 187 ARCT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am publishing a book on medals and awards as issued by (All Countries) that served in Korea War
GREECE - were they issued a campaign medal or just the UN Medal in Greek for Korea War. -- I need a photo of this medal ?? -- Also would like information and picture of a Greek who was decorated for Valor ? - Any information would be appreciated


Keywords:


Entry: 33999
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
FATHER WAS LIASON TO GREEK BATTALION

YANNIS PAPPAS wrote on May 5, 2003


City and State:

Unit: LEUITENANT CHRIS PAPPAS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my father was Chris Pappas

Keywords:


Entry: 30516
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VASILIOS TZANIDES

KIRK TZANIDES wrote on December 19, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served in the Korean War with the Greek Expeditionary Forces. I would appreciate any information on him or the Greek Forces in general. He was wounded and spent time in an army hospital in Japan. I have a picture of him at the hospital with General Mark W. Clark. Thank you.

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Entry: 27111
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
FLOROS APOSTOLOS (ATHENS)

MICHAEL FLOROS/MANIOTIS wrote on July 22, 2002


City and State: VANCOUVER BC

Unit: 7TH CALVARY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad served in Korea for the full extent of the
war,and left without a scratch. Only 5 years
later, he was to die in a fire,leaving behind his young wife and two children aged 2 and 4. If anybody
remembers Apostolos Floros I would be very grateful for any feedback. Best regards Michael.


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Entry: 25166
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A. EMMANOUIL

KAI MASS wrote on May 2, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My girl-friend`s father, Achilles Emmanouil, served as an airborne officer in Korea. Does anyone remember him or are there still comrades / unitmembers who can contact me? In fact, he is living in Germany and would be pleased to hear from his friends...

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Entry: 24212
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
ACHILLES EMMANOUIL

KAI MASS wrote on March 24, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: looking for comrades of achille emmanouil

Keywords:


Entry: 19139
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
PATROCLOS MOUMOUSIS

GEORGE KANELLOPOULOS wrote on September 2, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Did anyone fight together with Patroclos Moumousis, Army Officer at the Greek
Expeditionary Forces in Korea in 1951? If you remember him, please drop me a line. Regards.


Keywords: Greek Expeditionary Force, Greek Battalion


Entry: 19138
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
PATROCLOS MOUMOUSIS

GEORGE KANELLOPOULOS wrote on September 2, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Did anyone fight together with Patroclos Moumousis, Army Officer at the Greek
Expeditionary Forces in Korea in 1951? If you remember him, please drop me a line. Regards.


Keywords: Greek Expeditionary Force, Greek Battalion


Entry: 16644
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
BOOKS ABOUT GEF

AURELIE NOWAKOWSKI-KNAPIK wrote on May 18, 2001


City and State: BUCKINGHAM VA

Unit: GEF

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for Kimon Skordiles

Keywords:


Entry: 3461
GREEK BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
GREEK BN LIASON

HERMAN J. ( HERM) JONGSMA wrote on August 12, 1999


City and State: JENISON MI

Unit: 3RD DIVISION .. 15TH REG .. HDQ CO. --- GEF

Service or Relationship: ARMY

Comments: Looking for those "few" other GI's who served with me , Liaison to the Greek Expeditionary Forces (3rd Division)... outpost Harry etc

Keywords: Greek Expeditionary Forces ... GEF



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