Andry, Lester F..

Biography

Andry, Lester F. b. February 28, 1911, Louisiana; 4 years prior military service; Seaman and Truck Driver; YCL 1931 and CP 1932 left in 1934; Received Passport# 359689 on January 5, 1937 which listed his address as 616 West 182nd Street, NYC; Arrived in Spain on January 20, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 1, Section 1, Group 2; WIA at Jarama, around February 19, 1937 above the knuckles, in hospital two months in Murcia and Alicante; Requested work in the rear; Attempted to leave Spain and was arrested aboard an English ship and jailed in Alicanted for 40-days; Repatriated for medical reasons; returned to the US on September 8, 1937 aboard the Paris, returned on a certificate of identity I606; d. March 18, 1996, Patchogue, New York.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; RGASPI (also under Lester) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 19, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 857, ll. 77-80; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A