BiographyFajardo, Mark (Marcos Fajardo (real name); Marcus Fajardo; Favardo); b. March 1, 1905, San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines, to the US January 26, 1928 aboard the President McKinley, Naturalized June 7, 1957; Filipino; POW; Single; Cook; CP April 1935; Received Passport# 119, Philippine Islands series, on February 10, 1938 which listed his address as 61 East 121st Street, NYC; Sailed February 28, 1938; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on March 3, 1938; Served with the 127th Brigade; Captured March 10-17, 1938, the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on July 2, 1939 aboard the Collamer; WWII US Army, enlisted December 12, 1942, discharged October 6, 1943, Regiment served in the HQ Company, 301st Infantry, PFC; Married Roberta J. Winant (1913-?) on May 4, 1955; d. April 25, 1965, buried in Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery, Section A-F, Site 213, San Diego, CA.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545 Opis 6, Delo 1024, ll. 5; POW; Asian; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #3398996. Code A
Photograph: Mark Fajardo at San Pedro prison, Len and Nancy Tsou.