BiographyChirko, Frank b. June 21, 1914, Gary, Indiana; Mother Emily Chirko (1882-?); Single; Truck Driver; CP 1929 (1926); Received Passport# 4712, Chicago series, on January 6, 1937 which listed his address as 5527 West Cermak Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, and 2106 South 57th Street, Cicero, Illinois; Sailed January 20, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on January 28, 1937 (February 5); Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Returned to the US on July 2, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Married Helen, a nurse he met in Spain; Children Terry Chirko, Tom Chirko, and Richard Chirko; d. July 8, 1982, Riverside, Illinois, buried Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois; Spoke English, Czechoslovakian, Serbian, and Croatian.
Siblings: brother Emil Chirko (1909-?), and sisters Mildred Chirko (1911-?), Elizabeth Chirko (1913-?), Anna Chirko (1917-?).
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Lincoln; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave # 186076643. Code A