BiographyApice, Giacomi (formally changed his name to Withers, Leslie; Jack); b. April 19 (17), 1917, Newark, New Jersey; Italian American; High School education; Prior military service noted as 4 ½ years in a military academy; Single; Student, Construction Worker, and Truck Driver; YCL 1934 and CP 1935, TWU, joined JSU in Spain; Received Passport# 28925, San Francisco series, on June 1, 1937 which listed his address as 122 Palm Street, Newark, New Jersey, and 3142 ½ Fairmont Street, Los Angeles, California; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 26, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, in training; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co.; later worked in the canteen in Valls; Sent to Castieldefels by the commandant of Badalona to await repatriation; Repatriated due to injury/wound; Severely burned arm; Returned to the US on October 25, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; d. June 27, 1998 in Los Angeles, California.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List (under Giacomini, Apice); Mac-Paps; XV BDE, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 541; “Giocomino Apice,” Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 858, ll. 1-4; Opis 6, Delo 883, ll. 9-10; Italian; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: Giacomi Apice in WWII family photograph; and below in Spain from, Ayuda Medical Internacional (AMI), v.1, no.3, November 1, 1937, Newsletter; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 737, ll. 7a.