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Abraham Irving Halpern


Halpern, Abraham Irving

Halpern, Abraham Irving. (Berg, Alvin; Halpern, Alvin); Prior military service in the Massachusetts National Guard, 101st Infantry, Co. E and Co. F; received passport# 471 Boston series on July 26, 1937 which listed his address as 125 Ruthuen Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Brookline, Massachusetts; Sailed July 28, 1937 aboard the Washington; Served with the XV BDE, Auto Park; later Mackenzie-Papineau possibly promoted to CPT in EM; Deserted and returned to the US where he wrote numerous sensationalist articles about his service in Spain. 

Sources: Sail, SACB (under Berg, Alvin), XV BDE, USSDA (see Karl Albert Reed file – numerous clippings).

Photograph: Irving Halpern, Brigade motorcyclist, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1282. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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Last Name Halpern
First/Middle Name Abraham Irving
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