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George Henry Leiviska


Leiviska, George Henry. b. July 11, 1911, Atlantic Mine, Michigan; Finnish American; Married (Single); Carpenter and Clerk; CP 1932;  received passport# 378003 on March 24, 1937 which listed his address as 465 East Pino Street, and 480 E. Norrie Location, both Ironwood, Michigan (Route #1 Hurley, Wisconsin); Sailed April 21, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on May 13, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Co., remained during merger, Lincoln-Washingotn BN, but moved to an infantry company;  Served at Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Teruel;  WIA during Retreats became shell shocked; last unit Lincoln-Washington BN, Plaza Mayor, rank Soldado, Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on November 5, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt; d. October 29, 1981, New Mexico.


Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Pay, RA, Finnish, Harriman, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 4, No. 1.

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Last Name Leiviska
First/Middle Name George Henry
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Additional Notes 1st wife, Sylvia;2nd wife, Helen Kruth