George Gizas: Last Evzone fighter from WWII passes away aged 106

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The last fighter from the 2/39 Evzone Regiment, George Gizas, has passed away at the age of 106 in his hometown of Nafpaktos, Greece.

The Evzone Regiment were one of the first ground contingents to fight for Greece against the Italians during World War II.

Gizas’ death was confirmed by the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, on Twitter.

“The death of George Gizas, in the wake of the national anniversary of OXI Day, moves us very much. My heartfelt condolences to his family,” Sakellaropoulou’s post read.

In 2021, Gizas was honoured with a medal by the Mayor of Nafpaktos, Vasilis Gizas.

The Mayor also acknowledged Gizas’ death on social media and said: “May his memory live forever!”

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