Thompson, Robert George.

Biography

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, 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; d. October 16, 1965, after a long fight with the Veterans Administration he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Sources: SACB, RA, Daily Worker article and photograph January 20, 1938, p. 2, Ancestry. Photogrph: 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.