A Greek shipowner was thanked by the government and Parliament on Wednesday for donating his entire fortune to the Armed Forces.
Iakovos Tsounis, 97, donated 23 million euros and 60 landing craft to the Greek Armed Forces.
Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis thanked Tsounis, calling him “a loyal, consistent contributor of the Greek Armed Forces throughout his life” and said the state must recognize his long-term contributions.
“The youngest volunteer WWII veteran,” as ruling New Democracy parliament group representative Christos Boukoros said, “has astounded us by his move to donate his entire fortune to the Armed Forces while still alive, and gives us optimism at a time where the greater region of the Mediterranean is seeing a lot of turbulence.”
Other deputies also acknowledged the unique gift.