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Charles Lawrence Keith


Keith, Charles Lawrence. (Kaufman, Charles [real name]); b. August 11, 1915, Rutland, Vermont; POW; Attended Townsend Harris High School in New York; Single, Common Law wife; Seaman and Ship’s steward (NMU); CP 1933, unit organizer; received passport# 85918 on April 5, 1934 which listed his address as 550 West 20th Street, and 104 East 17th Street, both NYC; Sailed September 1, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on September 18, 1937Served with the  XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 3, Commissar.  Served at Teruel, Seguro de los Banos and the Retreats;  Lincoln-Washington BN, reported MIA Retreats, Captured at Gandesa;  While at San Pedro he headed up "the Under Crust;"  Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII Merchant Marine, served on the Murmansk Run; d. February 15, 1978, NYC.


Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, XV BDE, BN 58 Retreats, USSDA 2:0678, 56:0383; ALBA 061 Charles Keith Papers; POW; (obituary) "Charles Keith, Managed O'Dwyers Race in 73," New York Times,.

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