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Leo Hecht

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Hecht, Leo. b. January 1, 1913, NYC; 2 years of High school; Prior military service with the US Army for 20 months; Single; Seaman; YCL 1935 and CP 1936; received passport# 404004 on May 4, 1937 which listed his address 317 Rodney Street, Brooklyn, New York (2120 64th Street, Brooklyn, New York); Sailed May 12, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on June 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Lincoln-Washingotn BN, rank Soldado, reported MIA Retreats with note "rumores en hospital. Definitivamente en hospital", Deserted and was held in a SIM prison In prison for seven months ; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; Certificate of Identity issued for return to US.; on his return to the US was one of the few veterans prosecuted on passport violations.(Travelled to Spain on a passport issued in the name of Seymour Rosenberg..

 

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Mac-Pap, BN 58 Retreats, RA, USSDA 2:0636, 55:0646.

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Last Name Hecht
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Additional Notes ALT DOB January 27, 1913;