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Richard Meyer Fein


Fein, Richard Meyer

Fein, Richard Meyer. (Fine; Fein, Meyer; Richard, Dick), b. June 27, 1909, Russia; Russian American; Jewish, Single; Salesman and Lawyer; CP 1930 (1932) Daily Worker agent, Domicile 174 E 92nd Street, NYC and 833 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed May 15, 1937 aboard the Georgic, Arrived in Spain on June 1, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, George Washington BN, wounded during training when a rifle bolt blew back into his face, after recover he was transferred to the  Regt. de Tren; last unit was with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, served in fortification and medical assignments;  was in a French Concentration Camp after leaving Spain, Returned to the US on March 3, 1939 aboard the Manhattan; Served on the National Board of the VALB from the early 1940s throught the mid-1950s.


Sources: RA, Cadre, (obituary) The Volunteer.

Photograph: Dick Fein (center); Photograph VALB/ALBA.


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