Person - O' Malley, Thomas William (1914-2001)

O' Malley, Thomas William (1914-2001)




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1914 - Massachusetts (Estados Unidos)  2001-11-16


Thomas William O’Malley was born in 1914 in Plainfield, New Jersey, and grew up in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, an area of Manhattan, where he acquired a lifelong commitment to social justice. He attended to the Colorado School of Mine and made the Prior Military Service in Summer Training. He worked as geologist and store superintendent. Since 1930, he was a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America.

He went to Spain in 1937 aboard of “Georgic” and saw action on the Aragón front. He served in the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of the 15th International Brigade. He returned to the US in 1939 and served in the Army. He was among the first wave of troops to land at Iwo Jima in 1945.

O’Malley died in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on November 16, 2001, at the age of 87.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






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Estados Unidos

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Massachusetts (Estados Unidos) in 2001-11-16


(Obituary) The Volunteer, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 21; Provincetown Banner, November 22, 2001

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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