Raven, Robert Joseph.

Biography

Raven, Robert Joseph. b. March 4, 1913, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Attended the University of Pittsburg; Single; CP; Received Passport# 357677 on December 17, 1936 which listed his address as 125 East 22nd Street, NYC, and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; WIA on February 23, 1937; Returned to BN in early March; WIA on March 14, 1937; Received shrapnel wounds from both enemy and his own grenade and lost his eyesight; Returned to the US on November 23, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; d. February 1969; Made numerous fund raising speeches in support of the FALB on his return; wife died 2008 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 968, ll. 37 fiche; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Robert Raven center. Wikipedia.