Person - Goddard, Howard Owen (1911-1997)

Goddard, Howard Owen (1911-1997)




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Kentucky (Estados Unidos)  1911-12-19 - San Francisco (California, Estados Unidos)  1997-01-12


Goddard, Howard was born on the 19th of December 1911 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The family moved to Southern California in 1921, where he took his first job when he turned 13. After graduating from high school he worked in Trona, California, for a chemical mining company. His experience organizing and fighting for union rights in this company solidified his belief in the workers' cause and the international fight against fascism.

He arrived in Spain in March 1937 via the Pyrenees. He was assigned to a Spanish-speaking company of the International Brigades. After recovering from wounds at Belchite and helping to plan the Battle of Ebro, he was promoted to Captain of his company in October of 1938. He returned from Spain in late 1938 and continued to work and organize unions from Denver to Los Angeles, representing the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers for most of his career. He married and had two children.

He was an active member of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and he died on the 12th of January 1997 in San Francisco.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






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Estados Unidos

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Kentucky (Estados Unidos) in 1911-12-19

Lugar de Defunción:

San Francisco (California, Estados Unidos) in 1997-01-12


Martínez Reverte, Jorge (2014), Martínez Reverte, Jorge, Guerrilleros y traidores. De la guerra de España a la guerra fría. Madrid, Círculo de Lectores, 2014

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