Garcia Menendez, Marshall.

Biography

Garcia Menendez, Marshall (birth name Garcia, Marcellino); b. August 15, 1898 (August 12, 1900), Arnao, Asturias, Spain, to the US 1913; Spanish American; POW; father Jose Garcia, mother Isabel Menendez; WWI veteran served in the US Army, 28th Infantry, Co. L, rank Private, November 6, 1916 to August 29, 1919; Divorced; Clerk and Seaman; Received Passport# 26179, San Francisco series, on April 2, 1937 which listed his address as 1089 Grand Vista, Los Angeles, California, and Canton Ohio; Sailed March 15, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Served with the XV BDE, Estado Mayor Staff; Captured Belchite, between March 10-17, 1938, Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; d. September 16, 1958, Chula Vista, San Diego, buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California (the birth date on the headstone is listed as August 12, 1900).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; L-W Tree Ancestry (Naturalization petition January 1, 1925, was living in Detriot, Michigan); Carl Geiser, Prisoners of the Good Fight.
Photograph: Marcellino Marshall Garcia from his November 20, 1930 application for a Seaman’s Certificate of Identity, L-W Tree Ancestry.