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Biography

López Echavarria, Rafael (Valee, Rudy); b. March 1, 1912, Cemun de Blanco, Dominican Republic; Father and Mother Ramon and Maria López Echavarria; Primary school education; No Military experience; Single; Driver and Automobile Painter; International Seaman’s Union, CP August 1933; Domicile NYC; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 by sea; Enrolled in IB June 2, 1937; Served with the Albacete Auto Park; later to XIII BDE, 4th BN, Sanidad as a Driver; Rank Soldado; Serve at Brunete, Fuentes de Ebro, Extramadura; Lecera, Caspe and Lerida;
Sources: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 435, ll. 4-13.
Photographs: Rafael López Echavarria in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 435.