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Preservation of American Hellenic History

Hellenic American Veterans Memorial
Model of the Bronze Sculpture

The model of the bronze sculpture for the Hellenic American Veterans Memorial has been unveiled, 1 February 2003. It depicts a Greek American Operational Group OSS Member in full battle dress, alert, and ready for combat behind the lines in Greece during World War Two. The OSS was the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. The statue will stand atop a pillar monument, to be erected in Athens, Greece.

Sculpture and sculptor with veterans
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Shown in the photograph are the sculptor, A.G. Saffas (seated). Standing are some of the surviving members of the Greek American OSS Group (left to right): A. Mousalimas, A. Phillips, N.H. Cominos, and A. Lygizos.

The photograph was taken by, and remains the property of, G. Kareofelas.

Memoirs of Andrew G. Saffas, the sculptor, are published here in the PAHH web-site. A description of the bronze sculpture itself can found on-line at Saffas Artworks.

Memoirs from the OSS Greek American Group, written by Andrew S. Mousalimas. are soon to be published here, in the PAHH web-site. The history was kept top-secret until the fiftieth anniversary of the end of WW2, so the events may be generally unknown, and the publication should be of interest.

Update from PAHH


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