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Greek War of Independence: The Unsung Heroes

Greek War of Independence“Karaouli” (“The Watch”) by Theodoros Vryzakis, showing a scene from the Greek War of Independence. Public Domain

The Greek War of Independence had many heroes. The first names that come to mind are Kolokotronis, Karaiskakis, Papaflessas, Bouboulina, Diakos, and Kanaris, among others.

The next thing that springs to mind are the heroic battles at Gravia Inn, Alamana, Valtetsi, Dervenakia, Navarino.

Yet the 1821 Greek Revolution had many unknown heroes who fought alongside the legendary ones, or fought in their own battles for liberation from the Ottomans.

Some of them are honored, having streets named after them or statues in their birthplace. But many Greeks today have no idea where the name of this or that street comes from. It’s time that was rectified.

Lampros Veikos (1785-1827)

Born in Souli, this warrior was the son of Veikos Zorbas. He led the army of 3,000 Roumeliotes to aid the besieged city of Missolonghi.

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