Slater, Carl Theodore.

Biography

Slater, Carl Theodore. (Theo); b. June 2, 1899, Dundas, Minnesota; 2 years unspecified prior military service; Single; Farm Laborer, Sheetmetal Worker and Tinsmith; CP 1926, Section Secretary, Farm Labor Progressive Federation; Received Passport# 362354 on January 18, 1937 which listed his address as 2147 North 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Mora, Wisconsin (311 Cedar Avenue, ?, Missouri?); Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on March 10, 1937; Trained at Madrigueras; Served with the Albacete Auto Park April to July 28, 1937; XIV Brigade Transport July 28, 1937 to October 30, 1937; 4 Grupo Artillery 35th Battery November 19, 1937 to May 15, 1938; 129th Brigade, Anti-Tank May 20, 1938 to August 27, 1938; Driver; Rank Cabo; Served at Center, Teruel and the Levante; Returned to the US on February 4, 1938 aboard the President Harding using Passport 331 Barcelona series issued January 19, 1939; WWII US Army, 244th Corps Artillery, 2nd Battalion, Headquarters Battery, enlisted June 11, 1939 his enlistment was extended due to the war and he was finally discharged May 31, 1944, Rank SGT; d. November 11, 1991, buried Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Wife Agnes Cecelia Slater; Slater’s year of birth varied from 1899 to 1901 to 1902 to 1905 on various documents.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 990, ll. 20-23; Find-a-Grave# 100842094.