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Blast from the Past: The Quest for a Missing American Volunteer

May 21, 2017
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<em>Blast from the Past:</em> The Quest for a Missing American Volunteer

A brief article in the March 24, 1939 student paper, The Cornell Daily Sun, with the title “ASU Spring Dance Will Be Tonight” mentioned that the dance was “in honor of Cornell men who fought in the war in Spain.”  The American Student Union noted that volunteers Victor Tiship and John Shulman from the...
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Blast from the Past: Gustav Marten’s SCW Photo Album

April 16, 2017
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<em>Blast from the Past:</em> Gustav Marten’s SCW Photo Album

Those who read Ed Lending’s Los Rompedores or Jim Persoff’s The Noblest Fruit of Them All may be interested in viewing Gustav Marten’s album of Spanish Civil War photographs.  Martens served in the 14th Battery “Dimitrov” DECA (anti-aircraft) along with Lending and Persoff.  There are several photographs of Persoff and thumbnail sketches of the...
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“Of Comradeship and Courage: Three Friends, Three Volunteers”

November 29, 2016
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“Of Comradeship and Courage: Three Friends, Three Volunteers”

Blast from the Past is an ongoing series of posts reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer. “Of Comradeship and Courage: Three Friends, Three Volunteers” by Morris Brier The Volunteer, v.9 n. 3, November 1987, pp. 8-10.   Why at this stage of history do I speak of three comrades, three friends? To me...
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Albin C. Ragner: Mostest First-Line Infantryman

September 24, 2016
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Blast from the Past is an ongoing series of posts reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer. Albin C. Ragner: Mostest First-Line Infantryman by Benjamin Goldring The Volunteer, Volume 5, Number 2, June 1983. Albin C. Ragner, Lincoln Battalion Veteran, does not appear to have made it into any books or any print on...
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A Shout of Triumph

September 16, 2016
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A Shout of Triumph

Blast from the Past is an ongoing series of posts reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer. A Shout of Triumph By Lloyd L. Brown The Volunteer, December 1975, p. 7   Like millions of people around the world, my fellow-Soldiers at a U. S. Army base were overjoyed to hear that Hitler’s forces...
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My Grandfather, Sam Gonshak

August 24, 2016
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My Grandfather, Sam Gonshak

Blast from the Past is an ongoing series of posts reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer.   “My Grandfather, Sam Gonshak,” by Amber Glassberg Originally appeared in The Volunteer, V.9, No. 3, November 1987.   An essay submitted for an Honors English Class for which Amber received and A++ by her teacher Mrs....
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“What Wonderful People”

August 8, 2016
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Blast from the Past is an ongoing series of posts reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer.   “What Wonderful People” by Leo Rosenberg Originally published in The Volunteer, Volume 10, Number  3, December 1988. One of my sons, who lives in Cleveland, sent me a human interest item the other day. I had...
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Gus

July 31, 2016
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 Blast from the Past is an ongoing series reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer. Gus by Ed Lending The Volunteer, Volume 5, Number 1, February 1983. It’s reassuring to know that our comrades will not pass out of our lives un-commemorated. My own failure to fittingly solemnize one comrade’s death has been...
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Blast from the Past: Maria

December 22, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Maria

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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Blast from the Past (Revisited): The Commissar and The Good Fight

December 16, 2015
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Blast from the Past (Revisited): The Commissar and The Good Fight

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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