News for Immediate
Dec. 31, 2013
Governor Corbett Issues
Statement on Death of Retired Major General Nick Kafakalas
Harrisburg – Governor Tom
Corbett today issued the following statement on the death of retired Major
General and former Pennsylvania Adjutant General Nick Kafakalas.
was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of retired Major General Nick
Kafakalas. During my own time in the military, I had the distinct privilege to
serve under him. His commitment and dedication to this great country and to
those who served under his leadership was unparalleled.
service to his country and the commonwealth spanned more than 40 years and both
the nation and Pennsylvania are better, safer places because of his dedication.
As a recipient of two Silver Stars for Gallantry and a Purple Heart, Major
General Kafakalas is a model for each of us to follow in our daily lives.
will be missed, but his legacy will endure well into the future. Susan and I
extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”
served in France during World War II. He was also a former Commanding General
of the 28th Infantry Division and former Pennsylvania Adjutant
General. He died today at the age of 93.
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