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Greek American unit World War I

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Title

Greek American unit World War I

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, Greek American

Description

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 with his wife Belia. He had to cease his dangerous job as a diver and turn to other work after he fell victim to decompression sickness, also known as the bends.

Source

Magdaline Peronis Tiliakos & Nellie Peronis Tiliakos

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546042.jpg

Citation

“Greek American unit World War I,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 20, 2018, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2899.