Andrew “Andy” Samuel Mousalimas (December 6, 1924 – May 20, 2020) was a WWII commando as part of the OSS, and owner of the King's X Bar on Piedmont Ave. where fantasy football was invented. He and other veterans of the OSS were recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal.

As part of the Greek Operational Group of the OSS, he and others parachuted into occupied Greece before D-Day. They destroyed infrastructure and did their best to raise havoc, occupying 31 German divisions that could otherwise have been sent to stop the D-Day invasion. 1

Before owning the King's X, Mousalimas managed the Lamp Post Bar on Telegraph, where he gained a reputation as one of the few bartenders in the area who would serve African Americans. 1

Mousalimas and his wife Mary were married at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption. When they found it was threatened with demolition to build I-980, Mary worked with others to have the building saved. 2

Links and References

  1. Oakland native who served CIA predecessor in WWII, helped popularize fantasy football, dies at 95 East Bay Times May 24, 2020
  2. Minding Our Inheritance Alameda Magazine September 2009