John Patler

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John Patler (Greek: Γιάννης Πάτσαλος, born January 6, 1938) is an American former neo-Nazi who was convicted of killing American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell on August 25, 1967. He was born in New York City.[1]

Patler was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1960, when he was honorably discharged[2] after being arrested at an American Nazi Party rally.

Patler later became a captain in the American Nazi Party and the editor and cartoonist for the party's magazine, Stormtrooper. However, he was expelled from the Party in March 1967 after disagreeing with party leader George Lincoln Rockwell about some of the party's policies.[3]

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  1. "Oct 1967 - American Nazi Party. Murder of Mr. Rockwell". Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  2. "Nazi head slain". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. August 26, 1967. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  3. "Killer of American Nazi Chief Paroled". St Joseph News-Press. August 23, 1975. Retrieved August 12, 2011.