BiographyWiley, Samuel McDonald David (Samuel; Wiley Sam Donald); b. October 11, 1908, Fawn Grove Borough, Pennsylvania; Father Samuel J. Wiley (1881-?), mother Mary E. Webb (1885-?); Prior military training in the ROTC 1927-1930; Pennsylvania State College from 1927 to 1932; Married Adeline Ruggiero (1914-?) on August 8, 1936 in Harrison, New York, daughter Rose Mary Panella; Student, Farmer, and Fire arms Worker; CP September 1934, unit org. Farmer’s National Association; Received Passport# 398765 on April 27, 1937 which listed his address as 308 West King Street, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (New Haven, Connecticut); Sailed May 8, 1937 aboard the American Importer; Arrived in Spain via Llansa on June 1, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co.; XV Corps, Special MG BN, Co. 2; Rank Sargento; Served at Quinto, Belchite, and Fuentes de Ebro; Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. August 29, 2000, Shelton, Connecticut; Described as “Brave to point of recklessness under fire.”
Siblings: see ll. 1 to compare to Ancestry.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1014, ll. 7-11, 51; Obituary Hartford Courant, Augst 30, 2000; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Samuel Wiley in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1014, ll. 51.