Rogalla, Edmon John.

Biography

Rogalla, Edmon John. (Royalla, Edmond Regalla); b. September 16, 1909, Winona Minnesota; Polish American; father John Joseph Rogalla (1883-1918), mother Agatha Prondzinski Rogalla(1888-1918); US Army,1932-36, Private First Class; Single; Cook CP July 1936; Received Passport# 365486 on February 4, 1937 which listed his address as (260 Mankato Avenue), Winona City, Missouri; Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on March 12, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Soldado; Sent to hospital in April for unspecified illness was operated on in Universidad Hospital Murcia and spent five months recuperating; Was reported WIA on March 10, 1938, and was sent to hospital, indicate that he Deserted on March 11, 1938 and was sent to Castell de Fels at the end of March he was in Villa Elvira in Benicasim; Returned to the US as crew aboard the Manhattan on November 24, 1938, joined the ship on November 18, 1938 in Havre; married Apollonia Germaine Losinski (1918-2010) on January 10, 1940 in Winonona, MN, daughter Beverly Martha Rogalla (1939-1987); Rogalla died November 10, 1995, Cudahy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, buried Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Spoke English and Polish.
Siblings: brothers Leo Francis Rogalla (1913-1993) and Roman Florian Rogalla (1915- 1969, sisters Marcella Martha Rogalla (1911-1918) and Lucille Josephine Rogalla (1917- 1999).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 974, ll. 14-17, includes SIM report on desertion dated September 28, 1938; and letter dated March 20, 1938 requesting repatriation; L-W Tree Ancestry.