Szkopier, Gene.

Biography

Szkopier, Gene. (Jon Szkopiec, Jean); b. May 5 (15), 1897, Koll, Ukrain, Russia, to the US in 1912; Russian/Ukranian-American; Blacksmith; CP; Received Passport# 376274 on March 18, 1937 which listed his address as 2111-B Broadway and 3829 Drummond Street, both East Chicago, Illinois; Sailed March 31, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on April 22, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Dimitroff Battalion, Co. 1; Rank Cabo; Later to XV Brigade, Guardia; 17th Battery DECA; Served at Brunete, Aragon, Teruel, and Levante; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. June 4, 1966 in LaGrange, Illinois, buried St. Michaels Cemetery, Hammond, Illinois.
Sibling: Albert Szkopiec (1893-1962).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry, Find-a-Grave #87285157.