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Biography

k-Roldán Lasús, Norberto de Jesús b. June 6, 1903, Yabucóa, Puerto Rico; Puerto Rican; Father: Juan Marcelino Roldán, from the town of Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Mother: María Josefa Lasús, from the town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico; Grew up in Cuba later moved to NYC; Prior military service in the New York National Guard,1933 for two years, Rank Private; Single; Driver & Factory Worker; Domicile 116 E 108th Street, CP 1931, Club Julio Mella; Sailed January 6, 1937, Normandie; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, rank Sargento, WIA February 16, 1937, Jarama; Declared fit only for rear work; Served as an Interpreter at Morata de Tajuna Base, Cuartel Central Brigades Internacionales, Compania de Guardia de Cuartel Central; Attended the Political Commissar school in Pozo Rubio; Transferred to Albacete Auto Park as a Sergeant; Killed in action July 28, 1938, near Gandesa, Ebro Offensive.
Sources: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 829, ll. 72 ; and Delos 32, & 40, and Opis 2 127, L-W Tree Ancestry; Registro Civil, Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico, Passengers and Crew list; List of additional Puerto Rican volunteers from José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión. Code A