Aristotel J. Pappelis

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Mr. Pappelis served during the Cold War.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Pappelis was a training officer at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama during the Korean War. In 1953, he was a ground observer during atomic weapons tactical warfare training exercises with Marines at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada. He wrote a biochemical defense plan for the military that was still in use during Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged in 1955.

His rank was First Lieutenant.

Mr. Pappelis was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, on May 25, 1928, to John and Katherine (Hodgis) Pappelis.

Mr. Pappelis died on May 1, 2010, in Boca Raton, Florida.

Source: Superior Telegram, May 3, 2010

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