Grodski, Frank.

Biography

Grodski, Frank (Franciszek Grodzki); b. June (August) 17, 1910, Brooklyn, New York, Family returned to Poland when he was 2 years old, Grodski returned to the US in 1929; Polish American; POW; Grammar school in Poland; Single; Salesman; CP 1934; Received Passport# 365312 on February 3, 1937 which listed his address as 155 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (317 Cheford Street, NYC); Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain March 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 1, Section 2; Lincoln BN and Lincoln-Washington BN; WIA; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats; Captured Gandesa, the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army, Infantry, discharged due to wounds suffered in Spain; d. May 31, 1956, killed during a robbery of the Polonia Club where he was chairman of the cultural committee, NYC.
Sibling: brother Vincenti Grodzki.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; Washington; RGASPI; POW; L-W Tree, Ancestry. Code A