65th Anniversary of V-E Day

Nick C. Pappas
In honor of the 65th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, I've got a picture of another headstone marking the grave of a WWII veteran: Nick C. Pappas.

I could not find any additional information specifically about Mr. Pappas on the Internet. In searching for the 27th Inf in World War II, I found that they were mostly a federalized unit of the New York National Guard. On April 12, 1945, the unit landed in Okinawa, which makes it likely that Okinawa is where Mr. Pappas died, nine days short of his 19th birthday.

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