BiographyZeronas, Anton (Harbin, Anton); b. December 9, 1906, Chicago, Illinois; Father Casmir Zeronas (?-1909), mother Agata Zeronas (?-1916); Elementary education; Prior military service with the US Army, 131st Infantry 1929-33 and Illinois National Guard, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1933-37; Married (Helen White); Restaurant Worker; CP 1931, YCL 1924-32, Spanish CP; ILD 1932, IWO 1935, Hotel and Restaurant Employees, AFL; Received Passport# 364818 on February 1, 1937 which listed his address as 2016 Haddon Avenue and 1628 West Division Street, both Chicago, Illinois; Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on March 10 (17), 1937 over the Pyrenees; Served with the 1st Grupo Eslavo, Artillery Pesada, 3rd Battery; Rank Sargento; Served July 15, 1937 to August 5, 1937 Central Front, and August 6, 1937 Southern Front; Then to Madrigueras with 1st BN of Instruction; Returned to the US on February 9, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII Civilian; d. December 1979, Chicago, Illinois; Was in Harbin, Manchuria China 1909-1926; Spoke Russian, Polish and English.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 583, ll. 144; (also under “S”); Opis 6, Delo 1018, ll. 68-79; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Anton Zeronas in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1018.