Pappas, Sam.


Pappas, Sam. (Pappadopoulos Pappas, Simeon); b. April 16, 1899, Iazra (Itanae), Turkey, to the US in 1919; Greek American; 2 years elementary school; Prior military service in the Turkish Army, Infantry 1917; Miner; IWW; Travelled to Spain on a Greek Passport issued by the Greek Consul in Los Angeles; Domicile 214 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles, California; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; Last unit (September 1938) Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Company; Rank Soldado; Served at Teruel, the Retreats, and the Ebro Offensive; WIA at Teruel; Returned to the US on August 26, 1939 as a stowaway aboard the President Harding; Deported December 30, 1939 aboard the Manhattan.
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