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Biography

Olmeda, Héctor b. November 17, 1923, Ponce, Puerto Rico; Puerto Rican; Never in Spain; Secondary education; High School Student; Domicile 500 W 146th Street, NYC; Sailed in August 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Normanie; Apprehended along with Louis Ramos, Fernando Espada and Henry Hernández; Sent ashore by pilot boat in South Hampton, England he was returned to the US aboard the Queen Mary; Arrested for stowing away; d. 1982 in Puerto Rico.
Sources: USSDA 852.2221, 1930-1939, Reel 50; José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión and Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de la Libertad, Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936-1939. Code A