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AHI President Participates in Presentation on Greek-American Operational OSS Groups

February 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC –  American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis addressed a community event that provided a historical presentation by SGM Andreas Zapounidis (retired, Hellenic Army) on the Greek-American Operational OSS Groups during World War II hosted by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA). The event was held at the Hellenic Center in Bethesda, MD, February 5.

“Thank you to AHEPA for hosting this important event as it is critical that we never forget about the invaluable contributions of the Greek-American Operational Groups that served during World War II,” President Larigakis said. “On behalf of AHI, I was pleased we were able to contribute to the historical and educational component of the presentation, and I thank the AHEPA members for pledging to distribute the DVDs.”

AHI President Nick Larigakis, second from left, with the hosts and guests at the event on the Greek-American OSS Operational Groups in World War II. Photo: American Hellenic Institute

In 2007, the American Hellenic Institute Foundation produced a short DVD documenting the history of Greek-American Operational groups in World War II Greece.

AHEPA former Supreme President George Horiates and AHEPA District 3 Warden George Comninos delivered remarks and SGM Zapounidis presented research findings on the topic. Embassy of Greece Defense and Military Attaché Col. Panayiotis Vlachopoulos, Hellenic Naval Attaché Prokopios Charitos, and Hellenic Air Force Attache Dimitris Bitsis were among those who attended.

 

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