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Robert Joseph Raven

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Robert Raven


Raven, Robert Joseph. b. March 4, 1913, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Jewish, Attended the University of Pittsburg, Single, CP, received passport# 357677 on December 17, 1936 which listed his address as 125 East 22nd Street, NYC, and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, WIA on February 23, 1937,  Returned to BN in early March, WIA on March 14, 1937, received shrapnel wounds from both enemy and his own grenade, lost his eyesight, Returned to the US on November 23, 1937 aboard the Berengaria, d. February 1969, Made numerous fund raising speeches in support of the FALB on his return.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Ancestry.

Photograph: Robert Raven (center), Wikipedia.

 

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Additional Notes Ross collection VALB Memorial Tribute, December 6, 1970; ROBERT RAVEN 04 May 1912 Feb 1969 07405 (Butler, Morris, NJ)