Tamler, Bud.


Tamler, Bud. (Boris); b. September 19, 1915, Brooklyn, New York; Jewish; CP 1932; Received Passport# 365095 on February 2, 1937 which listed his address as 31 West 119th Street, NYC, and Denver, Colorado; Sailed February (January) 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 2, Group 1; Was among group of 40 sent to the front without training on February 22, 1937; Fought in attacks on 23rd and 27th; Selected to be MP at Headquarters; Returned to the lines after three weeks and was elected Political Commissar of Section 3, Irish; Later resigned as a group leader; Broke down at Brunete on July 16th and deserted; Served at Jarama and Brunete; Repatriated Demoralized; Returned to the U.S. on August 20, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; WWII Armed forces; Post war he was an Associate Professor of Social Science Education at Oregon State University; d. January 21, 1972 in a veterans hospital; Wife Christine Tamler, two daughters. 
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 27, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 998, ll. 27-30. (Includes a hand-written letter requesting repatriation); L-W Tree, Ancestry.com; (obituary) Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), February 3, 1972, p. 48.