Sabatini, Wally Amadeo (Amaldeo); b. June 7, 1909 (July 6, 1909), Italy, to the US 1913; Italian American; Formal education ended at age 14; Single; Miner; CP 1924 (1930) and YCL 1924; Attended the Lenin school in 1933; Domicile Cheswick, Pennsylvania; Sailed May 26, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was travelling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 22, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, Co. 3, Commissar; Served at Fuentes de Ebro; Later to Control Commission; Returned to the US on November 10, 1938 aboard the Normandie; WWII US Army, enlisted January 1945 and discharged September 1946, served in the Infantry Replacement Center, 6th Regiment, 29th Battalion, rank Tech 4; d. September 7, 1952, Los Angeles, California, buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California,.
Sources: Cadre; Mac-Pap; Figueres List; RGASPI; Joven Teresa list (under Sebastien, Amadeo) from a letter from Jean Massé to Jim Carmody dated November 30, 1988; PS.
Photograph: Wally Sabatini, Political Commissar, Company 3, Mackenzie-Papineau, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 011; ALBA Photo number 11-0602. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.