Merges, Elmer Stephen. (Mergas; Elmer); b. August 14, 1912, Oreshaza, Hungary, Naturalized Canadian; Hungarian; Laborer; Domicile Toronto; CPC; In Spain October 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; WIA; Returned 1939, Moved to the US. Photograph: George Sossenko, by Richard Bermack.
Vujacic, Luka. South Slav; Born in Montenegro. Serb. He arrived in Spain in 1937 and returned to the US following the SCW. Source: Biographical Sketch John Peter Kraljic.
RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 560, ll. 22-23; Momryk; Petrou.
Padrino Calzadilla, Blas.
Rigamonti, Luidi. b. July 16, 1912, Lomazzo, Province of Como, Italy; Italian; father Gaetano Rigamonti; Two years after his birth, the family moved to Gallarate; Worker; In 1930 he left Italy for France to find work; To Spain in the first week of 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Dimitrov BN, Italian Company from January 7; Later transfers to the Garibaldi BDE, 3rd BN; WIA on June 16, 1937 in the face during the battle for Huesca; Reported to have died from his injuries shortly after being transported at the Barbastro hospital, though a conflicting report indicates he was in Paris in July 1938 and in New York in 1939. Sources: La Spagna Nel Nostro Cuore.
Rubia Barcia, Jose. b. circa 1915, Spain; attended the University of Granada; Served in the Republican armed forces; Left Spain for France at the close of the war; Moved to Cuba and from there to the United States; Took a teaching position at Princeton for a year then moved to Los Angeles in 1944. Worked at Warner Brothers dubbing movies into Spanish. After a year he secured a teaching position at UCLA and remained there for 38 years teaching Spanish and Spanish literature. Wrote 10 books during his career. d. April 1997. Source: Obituary Los Angeles Times, April 8, 1997.
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Sossenko, George. French; Served with Anarchist Militia.