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George Ambrose, Jr. Cullinen

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Cullinen, George Ambrose, Jr. (“Whitey”; Cullen); b. October 29, 1914, San Francisco, California; High school education; Single; Seaman; YCL December 1934; received passport# 25023 San Francisco series on February 26, 1937 which listed his address as 480 Pine Street, and 37 Clay Street, both San Francisco, California; Sailed March 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Arrived in Spain on May 20, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 1, Section 3; Brunete; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 2, rank Soldado; Returned to the US on November 4, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; WWII Merchant Marine, rank Master Oceans; d. March 3, 2003.

Source: Sail, SACB, Pay (under Cullen), USSDA 2:0478, 53:0507; ALBA 217 George Cullinen Papers; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 25, No. 2, June 2003, p. 17.

 

Biography

 George Cullinen (1912-2003) was born in San Francisco and graduated from NYU. Arrested in France with 30 other volunteers he spent 30 days in prison. After his release Cullinen traveled by coastal liner, the Capitan Seguro, from Marselles to Barcelona. After serving in Spain he became a maritime captain, and, with his wife Sonia operated a progressive elementary school in Queens, NY. After retiring to Vermont he developed an interest in film he and his wife collaborated in founding the annual film festival in Burlington. Culline made several documentaries, including the prize-winning "Washington to Moscow" about the nuclear freeze protests of the early 1980s. The film won the UNESCO Prize at a peace film festival in Hiroshima, Japan.

George Cullinen died on March 3, 2003 while vacationing in Florida. He was 88.

 

 

 

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