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Joseph Roffman

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Roffman, Joseph


Roffman, Joseph. (“Doc”), b. October 4, 1912, NYC, Russian American, Seaman, Spanish CP, received passport# 366195 on February 9, 1937 which listed his address as 2192 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, Sailed February 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt, Arrived in Spain on March 1, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, MG Co., Medic; November 1937 to Tarazona as First Aid Instructor, Later with BDE Estado Mayor, Sanidad,  Served at Jarama, Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Teruel, the Retreats.  WIA in arm during Retreats near Gandesa, Returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding, d. May 30, 2002.

 Sources: Sail, SACB, Lincoln, RA, (obituary note) The Volunteer, Volume 24, No. 3, September 2002, p. 22.

Photograph: Joseph Roffman, Lincoln-Washington, March 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0126. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

 

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