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Biography

Masjuán Rodríguez, Jaime.  b. June 20, 1913, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, To New York May 21, 1932; Puerto Rican; Father Jaime Masjuán, Mother Rafaela Rodríguez, both Puerto Ricans; Primary school education in Puerto Rico completed in 1932; No prior military service; Married one daughter; Worker and Seaman; Domicile 776 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 827 Union Avenue, Bronx, NY; Sailed June 11, 1937; Arrived in Spain on February 20, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, 59th BN; Rank Soldado; Served at Calaceite; Left the BN on September 4, 1938 at Sierra Cavalls; Likely WIA Sierra Pandols; Notes as a deserter, demoralized and provocateur; Returned to the US on November 5, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt, certificate identity taken up on arrival, listed his address as 776 Prospect Avenue, Bronx; WWII US Army, February 1941; d. August 2002, New York.
Sources: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 829, ll. 54-57; José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión and Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de la Libertad, Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936-1939.  Code A