Gytheio, Mani, Kingdom of Greece
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Greece|
|Commands held||Greek Expeditionary Force in Korea|
|Battles/wars||World War II
Greek Civil War|
|Other work||peace activist|
Chairman of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
Chairman of PYRKAL weapons industry
member of World Peace Council
Born in Gytheio, Mani in 1913, he fought in World War II, in the Greek Civil War against the Communists and commanded the Greek Expeditionary Force in Korea with distinction. By 1967, he had reached the rank of Lieutenant General. As an opponent of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, he was retired from the army and sent for three years into internal exile by the military regime.
In the 1980s, he was a well-known activist for nuclear disarmament and the withdrawal of US bases from Greece; along with 7 other high-ranking generals from NATO countries (including Marshal Francisco da Costa Gomes and Brigadier Michael Harbottle) he co-signed the Generals for Peace and Disarmament initiative in 1981, and became a member of the Soviet-sponsored World Peace Council.
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