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AHEPA FAMILY CHAPTER NEWS

District 20

AHEPA Chapter 505, San Diego, Calif.
The chapter held a distinctive initiation ceremony at which
18 outstanding gentlemen were initiated or reinstated, April
5, 2014. The chapter appreciates the efforts of Captain of
the Guard Brother John Grevas, who conducted an excellent
initiation, and more importantly, spearheading the drive for
new members. Supreme Governor Region 8 George Booras,
District 20 Gov. Bill Lambropoulos, and District 20 Lt. Gov.
Wynn Storton, attended and participated. The chapter also
mourns the passing of Life Member Brother PST Chris Zazas, a World War II Veteran
who just prior to his passing was honored with the French Legion of Honor Medal,
France's highest award for his service in the U.S. Army, for his help to liberate France.
(see obituary below).

IN MEMORIAM

AHEPA Mourns Passing of
WWII POW, PST Zazas
AHEPA mourns the passing of Past
Supreme Treasurer Chris J. Zazas.
Brother Zazas passed away May 2, 2014.
As recently as Feb. 27, 2014, Brother
Zazas, a WWII Veteran and POW, was
presented with the French Legion of
Honor Medal, France's highest award for
his service in the U.S. Army, for his help
to liberate France.
"Brother Zazas was an upstanding citizen and a model
Ahepan who will be sorely missed by the community,"
Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis said. "Our deepest
sympathies are with Brother Zasas's family and all those
whose lives he touched. May his memory be eternal."
Zazs was born on July 25, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa.
He was married to his beloved wife Mary (Cappas) Zazas
for 64 years. Loving father to James C. Zazas (Patricia) and
Angie (Fred) Georggin: grandchildren, great grandchildren,
and several neices and nephews.
At the age of 19, Chris was drafted by the United States
Army, Feb. 12, 1943. He was promoted to the rank of

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sergeant. In June 1944, Sergeant Zazas was among the first
wave of troops to land on Omaha Beach. He was one of a
55-man-unit sent ashore to take out German .88 caliber gun
emplacements. Only four of the 55 men survived the assault
after German gunfire immediately destroyed his landing
craft. Having engaged in countless battles, Sergeant Zazas
and a small unit of his men were captured by Germans
troops while crossing the Rhine River. They were briefly
taken to Stalag 7-A and then transferred to the villainous
Dachau death camp, where they were incarcerated.
Sergeant Zazas was liberated when General George
Patton's 3rd Army marched across Europe in the fall of
1945. Chris returned to Des Moines a hero and decorated
veteran. He was credited with numerous U.S. Army
citations; good conduct medals; the POW Medal; the
European/African Service Medal; the WWII Victory Medal;
the D-Day Medal; two Bronze Stars; five Purple Hearts and
in February 2014, the French Legion of Honor Medal France's highest award.
He was an AHEPA Life Member, holding every chapter
officer position, district lodge position, and eventually
served as Supreme Treasurer. As a youth, he was a member of the Sons of Pericles. Chris was credited with more
than 70 years.

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President's Message
AHEPA Family News
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Its Key Role in Peace and Unity Talks
AHEPA Family Holds Successful Annual Excursion to Greece
Honoring America's Fallen Heroes
Civic Responsibility
Athletics
Periclean
Housing
AHEPA Family Chapter News
Best PRactices
In Memoriam
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The AHEPAN - Summer 2014 - President's Message
The AHEPAN - Summer 2014 - AHEPA Family News
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The AHEPAN - Summer 2014 - The Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Its Key Role in Peace and Unity Talks
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The AHEPAN - Summer 2014 - AHEPA Family Holds Successful Annual Excursion to Greece
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The AHEPAN - Summer 2014 - Honoring America's Fallen Heroes
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