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Henry Mortimer Rubin

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Rubin, Hank


Rubin, Henry Mortimer. (Henri, Hank), b. May 21, 1916, Portland, Oregon, BS from the University of California, Berkeley, Single, Bacteriologist, YCL May 1937, received passport# 29225 on June 7, 1937 which listed his address as 219 South Orange Drive, and 364 South Cloverdale, both Los Angeles, California (435 N. Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California);  Sailed July 7, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary, Arrived in Spain on July 20, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 4, Head of MG Squad in training, Contracted Jaundice which caused him to be sent to a hospital, later transfer to Service Sanitaire, 35th Division, due to his skills as a lab technician; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris, WWII US Army Air Corps, State side and Pacific, Medical Administrative Service, rank Lieutenant, d. February 24, 2011, San Francisco, California. 

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Pap, RA, ALBA 275 Hank Rubin Papers; Harriman, Pacific NW; Jeannette Ferrary, “Hank Rubin: Wind and Food Maven,” The Volunteer, Volume 25, No.1, March 2003, p. 8;  Hank Rubin, Spain’s Cause Was Mine: A Memoir of an American Medic in the Spanish Civil War, Ancestry.

Photograph: Hank Rubin in his laboratory in Spain, Hank Rubin Collection.

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