Brier, Morris (“Moishe”); b. October 4, 1911, NYC; No prior military service; Graduated from Commerce High School, NYC; Single; Accountant; CP 1932 (1935) and YCL May 1934 (section organizer for CP); Received Passport# 363717 on January 26, 1937 which listed his address as 277 Grafton Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on February 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 1, Group 2; Rank Soldado; WIA February 27, 1937 at Jarama; After recovery joined the Mackenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co., Fuentes del Ebro, Tereul, Segura de los Baños, and the Retreats; WIA Gandesa April 1938; Returned to the Brigade in time for the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on October 25, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; WWII US Army, Infantry, Pacific Theater; Received a battlefield promotion to 1st Lieutenant; d. November 6, 1997.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; Cadre; Inventory North Americans; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 453, ll. 122 (ver ar gen amer); Americans; (obituary) Abe Osheroff, “Morris Brier,” The Volunteer, Volume 19, No. 1,Winter 1996-97, p. 8. Code A.
Photograph: Morris Brier, Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 867.; Morris Brier, by Richard Bermack.