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Mike Jiminez

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Jiminez, Mike.  (Jiminez y Martinez, Miguel Angel), b. 1917, Harlem, New York; Spanish American; Education through the 8th grade; Family left the US during the Great Depression after the family lost their farm in San Jose, California, initially moved to Santo Domingo, Domenican Republic, after the Republican government elected in Spain the family moved to Spain; Served in the Republican Armed Forces; in 1939 left Spain and was interred in a French camp; made his way to the American consulate in Bordeaux and returned to the US, lived in NYC; WWII joined the US Army after Pearl Harbor, 82nd Airborne, served in North Africa and Sicily, rose to Master Sergeant before receiving a battlefield commission; transferred to the OSS and worked behind the lines in Northern Italy; left the military as a Captain after receiving the Legion of Merit; d. October 14, 1991. Brother of Manny and John Jiminez.

 

Source:  Roy Jiminez, Michael Angelo (nĂ© Miguel Angel) Jimenez, 1917-1991, Open Salon, June 17, 2010  http://open.salon.com/blog/roy_jimenez/2010/06/12/michael_angelo_n_miguel_angel_jimenez_1917-1991

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