BiographyCampo, Peter John, Sr. (Camp; Campo, Pietro; Del Campo, Pedro; Campos, Richard); b. December 28, 1911, Graniteville, Vermont; Spanish American; father Laureano Compo, mother Isabel Campo; Journalist and Mechanic; CP; Sailed February 6, 1937; Arrived in Spain on February 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, 24th BN, First Aid man; WIA Brunete thereafter poor health; Deserted during the Retreats, sought help from the American Consul in Gilbraltar, Left Gilbraltar by stowing away on the British steamship Lanarone along with Addison Keeler, John Weiss, Raymond Ticer, Michael Bishop and Roben Hodge; refused permission to land in Dartmouth England, All were arrested in when the ship docked in Scotland, they initially claimed to have deserted from Franco’s foreign Legion; sentenced to 21 days in jail on June 1, 1938, expelled and arrived in the US on June 19, 1938 aboard the Scythia; Married Ruth Loretta Sharron (1914-2004) on December 20, 1940; son Peter John Campo, Jr. (1945-2012) and step-son Daniel Louis Pisanelle; d. August 26, 1976, Fairfield, Connecticut, buried Saint Michaels Cemeter, Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Possibly Richard Campos who Sailed in February 1937.
Siblings: brother Thomas J. Campo (1909-1993), half-sister Marcelina Campo (1913-?).
Sources: Americans; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #160017357; “Franco Fugitives Barred From Landing in England,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 19, 1938; “Americans Jailed,” The Windsor Star, (Windsor Ontario), June 1, 1938; “Conn. Man Who Fled Spain Coming Home,” Hartford Courant, June 7, 1938; Patricia Sisbarro, Daniel L. Pisanelle Married Yesterday,” The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut), May 12, 1968, p. 27; obituary, The Bridgeport Post, August 30, 1976, p. 22; “Notice to Creditors Estate of Peter John Camp,” The Bridgeport Post, October 15, 1976, p. 42. Code A
Photograph: Peter John Campo and wife Ruth on their wedding day, 1940; Ancestry.