Biographyk-Argites, Louis Elias (ΑΡΓΙΤΗΣ, ΗΛΙΑΣ [ΛΟΥΗΣ]), b. Spetsis, Greece; Greek American; 3 months prior military service; Truck Driver and Mechanic; CP 1935; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie; Arrived in Spain on January 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, WIA Jarama (foot and head); Lincoln-Washington BN, Belchite; After Belchite was offered a chance to return to the US but refused the offer; Platoon leader? Co. 1,; (possibly served in the 16th Regiment of the Republican Army); Killed in action October 13, 1937, Fuentes de Ebro.
Source: Americans; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 858, ll. 36 (fiche dod); Voros-Jarama; Greek; Daily Worker, November 20, 1937; 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.