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Biography

k-Martínez Jorge; Felipe. (Céspedes Georges, Felipe Manuel); b. September 13, 1915, Ponce, Puerto Rico, To NYC 1929; Puerto Rican; Stepfather José Antonio Martinez, Mother Marta Beatriz Jorge, both Puerto Ricans, Art student at the City College of New York; Cook; Local 89 Union of Axillaries and Workers, American Federation of Labor; Domicile 221 East 110th Street, NYC; Sailed February 17, 1937; Used a British passport under the name Felipe Céspedes y Felipe Manuel Céspedes Georges; In March 1938 was in the training battalion; Served with the 86th BDE, 20th BN, Co. 2; Killed in action on April 17, 1937, Chimorras, Pozoblanco, Cordoba Front, killed by a sniper.
Siblings: brothers Guillermo Martínez and Felipe Martínez, Sister María Martínez.
Sources: Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 588; 848 & 872; José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión and Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de la Libertad, Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936-1939.  Code A