Shapiro, Eugene L..

Biography

Shapiro, Eugene L. (Eugenio Skapior); b. March 28, 1914 (May 28, 1915), Malden, Massachusetts; Jewish; father Isreal Shapiro deceased, mother Rosa Takares(?); Graduated from Malden High School and Boston University, was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society; No prior military service; Single; Shipper and Stock Clerk; CP 1936 (1935); Received Passport# 368589 on February 20, 1937 which listed his address as 1132 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts (355 Ferry Street, ??); Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on March 29, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Brigade Auto Park and Albacete Auto Park; 86th BD, 20th BN(?), Last unit assignments Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Co. 2 (July 1938) and Co. 3 (September 1938); Rank Soldado; Served at Pozoblanco, Brunete, and the Ebro Offensive; Was in hospital in October 1938; Returned to the US on November 2, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Army; d. June 10, 2002, Melrose, Massachusetts, buried in United Brotherhood of Onikchty Society Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 986, ll. 33-39; Opis 6, Delo 990, ll. 1-2; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 139349496.