Hodge, Velmar Edward.

Biography

Hodge, Velmar Edward b. July 17, 1909, Paris; Kentucky; POW; Prior military service in the Kentucky State Militia (forerunner to the National Guard); Circus barker; Received Passport# 466653 on July 29, 1937 which listed his address as London, Kentucky; Sailed August 7, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on August 19, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Rank Sargento; Captured April 1, 1938, Calaceite, during the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army (?); d. May 11, 1991, buried in A. R. Dyche Memorial Park, London, Laurel County, Kentucky.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; USSDA 2:0646, 55:0870; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 552, ll. 44 (ver ar gen can); POW; Find-a-Grave# 10331947. Code A