American Ex-Prisoners of War
A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.

Established April 14, 1942



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Hionedes, Nicholas
Nicholas Hionedes
Nicholas Hionedes, Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998
   
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Nicholas Hionedes of Dunedin, FL was a Corporal with the Air Warning Unit in the Army Air Force when he was captured on May 5th, 1942. At the age of 21 Hick spent 40 months in camps Cabanatuan and Hitachi before being repatriated on September of 1945. He was wounded on April 16th, 1942 on Corregidor, P.I. He was taken prisoner while he was a patient in Malinta Tunnel Hospital. After the war Hick's main occupation was insurance sales and spent most of his career at Gulf Life Ins. Co. "American General" and with his wife Ann. He received many awards and medals for his service including the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct award, the POW Medal, the Presidential Citation with 2 Oak Leaves, the Philippine Defense, and the Philippine Victory Medal.
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