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Biography

Castro Seoane, Luis María (Castro, Luis); b. September 10, 1911, Caguas, Puerto Rico, to NYC in the 1920s; Puerto Rican; African American [per Army enlistment]; father Emilio Castro y Figueroa (1886-?), mother María Seoane Franquis de Castro (1890-?); Driver; No political affiliation; Received Passport# 452064 on June 26, 1937 which listed his address as 12 East 110th Street, NYC; Sailed January 29, 1937, Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on February 10, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, transferred to the BDE Auto Park; Served at Jarama where he was wounded; Received medical repatriation; Returned to the US on September 30, 1937 aboard the Normandie; WW II US Army enlisted February 10, 1942; d. February 1984; Spoke Spanish and English.
Siblings: brothers Antonio Castro y Seona (1910-¿), Esmeraldo Esmaragdo Castro Seoane (1914-1992), Pablo Roman Castro Seoane (1918-¿), Angelo M. Castro (1920-¿), sister Luisa Castro (1923-¿); half brother Ramon Castro (1922-¿).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; RGASPI, Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 20, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937 (under Castro, Luis); José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión and Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de la Libertad, Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936-1939. Code A