Podolin, Isia.

Biography

Podolin, Isia. (Si); b. September 11, 1910, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Graduated from Muhylenberg College, 1935, with a BA in Arts; Prior military service in the US Army Reserves, Artillery, Rank SGT, 1932-33; Single; Mechanic and Teacher; CP 1934 unit org YCL; Received Passport# 360232 on January 7, 1937 which listed his address as 315 Penn Street, Camden, New York (?); and 1243 Langham Avenue, Camden, New Jersey (Sicklerville, New Jersey); Sailed January 23, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain on February 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Later with Artillery, 11th Regt., 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns, Political Commissar of Battery; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. May 17, 1999.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 564, ll. 14 (fiche); (obituary note died in 1999) The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 1, Winter 2000, p. 19; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Isia Podolin. Photograph from the Camden, NJ Courier.