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ll of us love movies. Over time,
we remember great performances
in cinema. One notable character
actor, Sterling Hayden, worked
for many years in Hollywood and
depicted several famous characters.
Many of us can remember his portrayal of General
Jack. D. Ripper in the antiwar movie, Dr. Strangelove,
and his portrayal of police Captain McCluskey in
the epic film, The Godfather, who Michael Corleone
kills for revenge after a failed assassination attempt
against his father, Vito Corleone.
What most of us do not know is that Sterling Hayden
was a World War II hero. His name in the service was
John Hamilton. He used a pseudonym for several reasons, but that is another story.
This story focuses on Hamilton's very close connection to AHEPA.
A U.S. Marine, Captain Hamilton was assigned to
the Office of Strategic Service (OSS) which eventually became the CIA. Part
of his work in service to his
country was to develop and
assist with the training of
OSS members preparing
for deployment in Europe,
specifically, behind enemy
lines in Yugoslavia, Greece,
Turkey, Romania, and other
Balkan countries. The OSS
members of the the 122 nd
Infantry Division, comprised
of 120 enlisted men and 12
officers, were dispatched to
Europe between 1942-1945.
Their heroics is the stuff of
legend. Many of the operations were classified for sev- Major George C. Vournas
eral decades, some still today.
Greek Americans are aware of this historic battalion
- The Greek Battalion.
What does this have to do with AHEPA?
In 1942 the Supreme President of AHEPA was
George C. Vournas of Washington, D.C. During my early
tenure with AHEPA in the early 1990s, Brother George
would come to AHEPA Headquarters weekly to discuss

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