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Orvo William Kemppainen


Kemppainen, Orvo William

k-Kemppainen, Orvo William. (Kempi, Orvo); b. April 24, 1914, New Port, New Hampshire; Finnish American; Ecucation into Grammar school; Single; Farmer; YCL; received passport# 451060 on June 25, 1937 which listed his address as 129 Sunapee Street, Newport, New Hampshire; Sailed June 30, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Enrolled in the IB on July 15, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, later Lincoln-Washington BN; attended OTS but was sent to the front mid-course as a Teniente; Killed in action April 4, 1938, Caspe, during the Retreats.

Source: SACB, XV BDE, RA, USSDA (under Kemppainen, Arvo) 2:0680, 56:0419; Finnish, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.

Photograph: Orvo Kemppainen. Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain).


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Last Name Kemppainen
First/Middle Name Orvo William
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Additional Notes alt kia March 1938, Retreats, dropped out of YCL. Adjutant Commander Mac-pap MG Co. attended OTS promoted to LT. Returned to BD during Retreats.