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Henry Giler


Giler, Henry. (Goodwin, Michael; Gilerowitz; Hewitt), b. December 4, 1916, Brooklyn, New York, Jewish, POW, Attended City College of New York until expelled in 1934 as a result of protests against Italy, CCC, Single, Party organizer and Clerk, CP 1935 and YCL 1935 section ed., Issued a passport on July 2, 1937, Sailed June 7, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt, Arrived in Spain on July 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in training, Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Cabo, Reported MIA Retreats, Belchite, Captured March 1938,  Exchanged April 22, 1939, returned to the US, WWII US Navy, participated in the Guam, Leyte, Luzon and Okinawa operations, d. July 6, 1987.


Sources: Cadre, Mac-Pap, XV BDE, BN 58 Retreats (under Goodwin, Michael), RA, USSDA (under Goodwin, Michael) 2:0591, 54:0979; POW, Harriman, 

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