Samaras, Alexander

Alexander Samaras served in the United States Navy during World War II, commanding a Landing Craft-Tank, which was often transported on board the larger LSTs (Landing Ship-Tank). During one convoy of LSTs, they were attacked by German submarines, resulting in the loss of three ships. In Europe, Samaras’s ship assisted with the preparation for Operation Overlord and the Allied landings on D-Day. In 1945 he was dispatched to the Pacific theater where he was when the war ended.