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Ralf Lawrence Neafus


Neafus, Ralf Lawrence

k-Neafus, Ralf Lawrence. b. February 15, 1910, Clovis, New Mexico (Tucumcari, New Mexico); Attended the University of Michigan, Forrestry School for six years, graduated 1932; Single; US Forestry Service; CP 1936;  received passport# 438749 on June 10, 1937 which listed his address as 110 North State, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Mogollon, New Mexico); Sailed June 16, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on July 3, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN, Company 2; Captured and executed on March 17, 1938 during the Retreats; was interviewed by Carney.


Source: SACB, Cadre, Mac-Paps, USSDA 2:0788, 57:0862; POW, Material from New Mexico Shouts from the Wall exhibit. 

Photograph: Ralf Neafus. Photograph clipping from the Detroit, MI, News, May 15, 1938.


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Last Name Neafus
First/Middle Name Ralf Lawrence
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Additional Notes Material from the New Mexico Shouts from the Wall, *** Geiser and Steck