Pfc. Christo G. Kapopoulos    

 

Mil# 31086197

Enlisted: 18 March 1942 Boston, MA

 C. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

 

 

Born: 3 September 1916    Place: Bedford, MA

 

Wife: Kyriacoula Kapopoules (Papaconstantinou)   Married: 23 May 1948

Children: Janice, Adoree, Christine and Alexandra

 

Father: George Kapopoulos   Mother: Jenny Kapopoulos (Pappachristopoulos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christo was sent to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for his basic training.  While stationed at Camp Shelby,  he was assigned to C-Company of the 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion and began his training with the unit. While on the train trip to Camp Shelby, Christo received a shoulder injury and it quickly became evident that it was serious enough to keep him out of combat.  He was reassigned to the 329th Military Police Escort Battalion, which was tasked with guarding Japanese and American detainees.  He was then assigned to the 802nd Military Police Battalion and shipped to Camp Heliopolis in Egypt.  He remained there until the end of the war.  Although he was never in combat, he did have a few scuffles with the Brits & Kiwi (British and New Zealand) soldiers. It was not uncommon for them to cause a commotion every now and then. Christo left the service at the rank of Private First Class.

Christo stationed in Egypt, he is the soldier on the far left.

 

 

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