Greek Chaplain Theofanis

Lt. General Matthew B. Ridgway, U.S. 8th army commander, kisses the cross held by Chaplain Theofanis Tratolos, Greek Orthodox priest attached to the Greek battalion fighting in Korea, during the latter’s celebration of independence Day on the central front in Korea on March 31, 1951. Ridgway later reviewed the unit which has won an outstanding combat reputation while fighting with U.N. forces against the Reds.

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