Kuusisto, Martin Arwar.

Biography

Kuusisto, Martin Arwar b. August 17, 1910, Duluth, Minnesota; Finnish American; CoB; 3 years prior military service in Minnesota predecessor to the National Guard, Artillery; Single; Office Worker, Laborer in lumber trade and Organizer; YCL 1925 and CP 1930; Received Passport# 392365 on April 17, 1937 which listed his address as 20 East 4th Street, Duluth, Minnesota; Sailed May 1, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 after surviving the sinking of the City of Barcelona; Served with the Artillery, 11th Regiment, 2nd Group, 14th Battery (John Brown Battery), 155mm Guns; Rank Sargento; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army, ETO, rank Lieutenant; d. September 4, 1991.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI; Finnish; MPE.  Code A