BiographyGonzález Rodríguez, Rafael b. May 9, 1902, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, To Spain May 1914 with family; Puerto Rican; POW; father Eduardo González Fernández, mother Andrea Rodríguez, both from Spain,, Industrial Engineer; Domicile Vigo, Spain; Served in the Republican Popular Army, XV Corps, 35th Division, 196th Mixed Brigade; Captured January 23, 1939, Villanueva and Geltru, Barcelona Province and held at San Pedro de Cardeña; Returned to the US on April 22, 1946 aboard the Magallanes; his final destination was Puerto Rico; did not speak English.
Siblings: sisters Maria and Josefa, brothers Eduardo and Juan.
Sources: José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión and Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de la Libertad, Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936-1939. Code A