Gulstad, Raymond Arthur.

Biography

Gulstad, Raymond Arthur (Galstad; Gulstadt); b. June 16, 1906, Baldwin, Wisconsin; Norwegian American; No prior military service; Single; Logger and fireman; IWW, Timberworkers Union; Received Passport# 470536 which listed his address as 903 3rd Fave. So., Minneapolis, Minnesota (1486 Blair Street, St. Paul, Minnesota); Sailed August 18, 1937 aboard the President Harding; Arrived in Spainmia Massanet on August 31, 1937, sent for evaluation and was turned back from the IB, left Spain September 3, 1937; Returned to the US on September 24, 1937 aboard the De Grasse; WWII joined the Army in the Spring of 1941 and was shipped to the Phlipines, POW; d. June 7, 1965, Los Angeles, California, buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.

Sources: Sail; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 2, Delo 303, ll. 55, Lista de los Comaradas Retenidos por la Comision de Cuadros de Barcelona, con el Objeto de Verificar su Eligibilidad o No; Opis 6, Delo 904, ll. 6-9; Matt White "Wobblies in the Spanish Civil War" ASR (Anarcho-Syndicalist Review), 42/3,Winter 2005-6, p 44; Joyce Kornbluh, Rebel Voices, p. 378. [reproduces a letter published from One Big Union Monthly.]; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 3713467. Code A