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Virgil Rhetta


k-Rhetta, Virgil. b. July 1, 1909, African American, Attended appears to have graduated from an unnamed college, Single, Civil engineer, CP, received passport# 33285 on January 21, 1938 which listed his address as 9233 Fifth Avenue, Los Angeles, California, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, KIA March 10, 1938, during the Retreats.

Sources: SACB, BN 58 Retreats.



Born on July 1, 1909, Virgil Rhetta was a civil engineer and schoolteacher in California. A member of the Communist party he left for Europe in late January or early February 1938. Attached to the XVth International Brigade, Rhetta was killed on March 10, 1938. ~ Chris Brooks




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