Events of Honor and Memory of Second Lieutenant (I) Nikolaos Mertzanidis

On Friday, June 9, 2023, a memorial service and laying of wreaths was held, in the Vunaina of Kileler Municipality, in the presence of the Chief of Tactical Aviation, Lieutenant General (I) George Fasoulas, as part of the events of honor and memory for Vice Admiral (I) Nikolaos Mertzanidis, the who lost his life when his aircraft, an F-5A of the 337th Day Interceptor Squadron, crashed while conducting air-to-ground strikes at the Nea Anchialos range in Magnesia.

The ceremony was attended by local religious and state Authorities, family members, delegations of Armed Forces and Security Forces Officers, members of Retired Officers’ Associations as well as a large number of people.

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