Sgt Hios won the Bronze Star
Theo Hios joined the US Marines and served as a combat photographer as well as a nationally known Combat Artist. We will be presenting more information, pictures and artwork as it becomes available.
Ambush at Saipan by Theo Hios
This painting above and more are currently in the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA. Click on the links below for more information.
He served on Roi Namur Saipan Tinian and Iwo Jima where he made extensive photographs of the 24th Regiment. He received the Bronze Star for "Heroic and meritorious action in obtaining valuable combat photographs under hazardous conditions"
Sgt Hios, standing at left in helmet, on Iwo Jima
(above) Combat cameramen in their bivouac area on Roi-Namur–1944. L-R: Sgt Theo Hios, WO Kenneth Traver, and Pfc George Fitzgerald, Jr. All three Marine were from New York City. Sgt Hios was born in 1908 in Greece and came to the United States at age 21. He joined the Marine Corps and served in the campaigns for Roi-Namue, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He died in 1999.
Courtesy Mr. Hios' nephew, Theo Servetas