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Lodi’s most patriotic immigrant proud of his adopted country

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Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:07 am, Thu Jul 5, 2012.

In Lodi, the man who loves America most was born on a tiny island on the other side of the world.

Greek immigrant Socrates Papadimatos, 82, decorates his property on the corner of Highway 12 and DeVries Road each Independence Day.

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  • Kim Parigoris posted at 1:00 pm on Thu, Jul 5, 2012.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    I guess we can't just enjoy a nice story- thank you Mr.Papadimatos for being such a patriot! My father in law was also a Greek immigrant, my father an Irish immigrant, and both passionately loved this country!

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 12:26 pm on Thu, Jul 5, 2012.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    I guess this guy doesn't realize that this United States government can (and already have) deem anyone in this country immigrant or not (of course we are all immigrants, with the exception of full blood Indians) terrorists kick the door to their house (anywhere really) handcuff that person, take them anywhere they choose, torture them, and even kill them and all without a judges signature! This is called the Patriot Act, conceived by former torturer and U.S. law breaker George Bush Jr..

    Great country we have here hug guys.... I feel so warm a fuzzy all over....



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