BiographyAcevedo Mondragon, Servando (Acebido, Seryando; Soriando), b. October 23, 1895, Massin, Leyte, Philippines; Filipino; POW; Widow; Carpenter and Seaman; CP 1931; Received Passport# 59, Philippines series, on July 12, 1937 which listed his address as 134 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed July 21, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on July 31, 1937 and entered the IB on August 5, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Captured April 1938 Gandesa; during the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US as crew aboard the Manhattan, was held up by immigration due to the lack of an immigration visa; WWII Merchant Marine.
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Biography: Servando Acevedo Mondragon was born in the Philippines October 23, 1895. He sailed from New York with a U. S. passport July 21, 1937. He served with the Mac-Paps and was captured the first week in April during the retreat from Gandesa. Servando was among 71 exchanged on April 22, 1939. ~ Bob Steck and Carl Geiser POW Historical Commission