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This group of Greek American soldiers served in a single unit during World War I with Pantelis Peronis (1893-1953), who is the second from the left. Peronis came to the U.S. before 1910, worked as a sponge diver, and raised a family of six children…

Shown here in his military uniform during World War I, Nick Karavokiros (1892-1945) worked as a cook on a sponge boat owned by the Samarkos family. The family lived in Indiana before moving to Tarpon Springs.
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