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Nick (Mike) Pappas


Pappas, Nick (Mike)

Pappas, Nick. (ΠΑΠΠΑΣ, ΝΙΚΟΣ; Mike; Papadopullo, Michael; Papadopullo, Micheal A.) b. June 8, 1913, Boston (Watertown), Massachusetts; Greek American; Attended Waterton, High school; Prior military service in the US Army, MA National Guard, 26th Yankee Division, Headquarters Company 1929-31; Single; Furrier; YCL 1931; Was in the Soviet Union from 1934-36;  received passport# 151455 on October 20, 1934 which listed his address as 502 West 176th Street, NYC; Sailed February 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on February 19, 1937; Attended OTS then served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Section Leader, MG Company; Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co. Quinto and Belchite, after Aragon to Base as an instructor, returned to Lincoln-Washington during the Retreats. Commander MG, last unit Plaza Mayor, rank Teniente; Returned to the US on September 26, 1938 aboard the Normandie; WWII US Army; d. January 1997, Los Angeles, California; brother of Phillip Pappas and cousin of John Hagileou.


Source: Sail, SACB, Pay, RA, Greek I; Good Fight A; (obituary) Myrna Oliver, D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987, “Nick Pappas, Furrier, Lincoln Brigade Veteran, “Los Angeles Times, January 30, 1997; Ancestry.

Photograph: Detail from Greeks in Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Almuchel, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0737 Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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