Angelo Klonis, a Greek-American War Hero on a U.S Stamp – Part One
Steve FrangosSome of the most iconic images from World War II are the photographs of Angelo Klonis. First seen in a 1944 Life Magazine article by acclaimed photographer-journalist W. Eugene Smith, the Klonis images were among those meant to document the horrors and heroism of American troops in the South Pacific. At least two of the Klonis photographs have taken on a life of their own. One, a portrait shot of Klonis, with a cigarette dangling from his lips, has been reproduced dozens of times since 1944.
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