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John Rody


Rody, John

Rody, John. (Ivan Rodi), b. July 10, 1916, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, South Slav, High school education, Single, Seaman (Party Literary Agent), (YCL and CP 1932) CP June 1936 and Spanish CP, received passport# 264630 on April 6, 1936 which listed his address as RFD No. 8, Box 581 and 916 South 89th Street both Warwatosa, Wisconsin, Sailed March 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt, Arrived in Spain on May 25, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Lincoln-Washington BN; Brunete Aid man, Albacete Auto Park, mechanic.  OTS graduated February 16, 1938; Served at Brunete, Aragon and Ebro Offensive, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII Armed forces, Rody visited the Soviet Union in 1930.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, RA, South Slav, Good Fight C.

Photograph:  John Rody in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 973.

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Last Name Rody
First/Middle Name John
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Additional Notes ALT service.. Served as a mechanic in the Auto Park of the XV BD, and medical unit of XV BD.