Leiviska, George Henry.

Biography

Leiviska, George Henry. b. July 11, 1911, Atlantic Mine, Michigan; Finnish American; Married (Single); Carpenter and Clerk; CP 1932; Received Passport# 378003 on March 24, 1937 which listed his address as 465 East Pino Street, and 480 E. Norrie Location, both Ironwood, Michigan (Route #1 Hurley, Wisconsin); Sailed April 21, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on May 13, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Co., Plana Mayor, remained during merger, Lincoln-Washington BN, but moved to an infantry company; Served at Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Teruel; WIA during Retreats became shell shocked; last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, Rank Soldado, Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on November 5, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt; d. October 29, 1981, New Mexico.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Pay; Washington; RGASPI; Finnish; Harriman, MPE; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 4, No. 1. Code A