The remains of 7 Greek heroes return home – Photos
Defence Redefined
Published on 25/11/2021 at 19:00

A ceremony was held today at the Agia Sophia Church in Strovolos as the remains of seven Greek heroes who fell during the Turkish invasion in 1974 returned home. The heroes are:

Colonel Kokkas Constantinos (Hellenic Force in Cyprus – ELDYK)

Colonel Giannakopoulos Nikolaos (ELDYK)

Reserve Warrant Officer Koukoulis Thomas (ELDYK)

Reserve Warrant Officer Karagounis Charalambos (ELDYK)

Reserve Warrant Officer Velonas Dimitrios (ELDYK)

Reserve Warrant Officer Thanopoulos Dimitrios (ELDYK)

Reserve Warrant Officer Doitsidis Christodoulos (NIKI 4)

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defence, Mr. Charalambos Petridis, the Chief of the National Guard, Lieutenant General Democritus Zervakis, the Deputy Minister of the Hellenic National Defence, Mr. Nikos Hardalias, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, and the Presidential Commissioner, Mr. Fotis Fotiou. During the moving ceremony, the Minister of Defence gave honorary medals to the relatives of the heroes. In a post, the Chief of the National Guard General Staff (GEEF) stressed that it is a wish and an obligation to verify the fate of all the missing.

Source: Ministry of Defence, GEEF

Also read: Memorial Service for the 226th Infantry Battalion Heroes




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