Chris N. Christopher seated upon wooden poles in foreground. Background shows rubble and destruction following atomic bomb expolsion in Hiroshima.
Donated by Aspasia Christopher (wife of Chris).
Christopher N. Christopher (nee Christofis) 1926-1980. Born Allaquippa, PA
July 19, 1944-August 10, 1946
Southern Philippine invasion, Mindenao Island
52nd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
Fire Control & Instrument Operator-Forward Observer
Message Center Chief- Sgt.
Recalled to service during Korean Action
September 1950-September 1951
OB Specialist Sgt, 309 Military Intelligense Srv. Pltn
Phillipines Liberation Medal
WWII Victor Medal- Bronze Star
Army of Occupation Medal
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
As a civilian Chris Christopher served as a United Nations Civil Service Officer. He was instrumental in the complilation of the International Map of the World and the Standardization of Geographical Names.
Till his death he served as teh Chief of the Cartography Section of the United Nations in NYC.
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Photograph, 1945 – 1946, Aspasia's Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3867. Accessed 04/23/21.