BiographyPoling, Eugene Debs. (Polling); b.August 26, 1908, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma; POW; Father Alonzo B. Poling, mother Hattie Dewees Poling; Education through the 11th grade; Married; Farmer, Agronomist, and Driver; CP 1935; Domicile Hobart, Oklahoma and 221 W. Park Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Wilburton, Oklahoma); Sailed June 16, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on June 28, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; WIA at Fuentes del Ebro; Rejoined BN; Captured; Rank Soldado; Exchanged April 22, 1938; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army, 4th Army, Information and Education Officer, Ft Hood, Texas, kept stateside; d. February 29, 2000, buried in Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Washita County, Oklahoma.
Siblings: sister Florency Lenora Knight Wallace, Thelman Knight Shumake, brother Carlton Poling.
Sources: Cadre (under Polling); Figueres List; Mac-Paps; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 564, ll. 25 (fiche); USSDA 2:0846; Find-a-Grave# 55696425. Code A
Eugene Poling Interview, ALBA V 48-091, undated, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 8; folder number 24; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photographs: Eugene Poling and James “Doc” Hill, both from Oklahoma and Received citations, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0984. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.