Thompson, Robert George.

Biography

Thompson, Robert George. b. June 21, 1915, Grand Pass, Oregon (California); Single; Received Passport# 23664 on August 19, 1935 which listed his address as 793 18th Street, Oakland, California; CP 1933 district bureau YCL; Arrived in Spain on February 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; WIA Jarama; OTS; Mackenzie- Papineau BN, Commander; Served at Jarama and Fuentes de Ebro; Returned to the US on August 13, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt; WWII US Army, PTO, decorated for bravery during the Buna Campaign in the PTO, 127th Infantry, Co. C, Staff Sergeant; d. October 16, 1965; After a long fight with the Veterans Administration he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia; Wife Sylvia Thompson.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6 Delo 572, ll. 30 (fiche); Daily Worker article and photograph January 20, 1938, p. 2, L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a- Grave# 49325406. Code A
Photographs: Robert Thompson, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Philip Detro, Lincoln-Washington BN, Garcia, 24th BN, (kneeling) O’Dair, British and Aguila 24th BN. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0731. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; Bob Thompson's grave at Arlington Cemetery, Memorial Day 2014 (Ray Hoff photo)