Person - Poling, Eugene Debs (1908-2000)

Poling, Eugene Debs (1908-2000)




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Oklahoma (estado, Estados Unidos)  1908-08-26 - 2000-02-26


Eugene Debs Poling was born on August 26, 1908, in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. He lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a farmer, agronomist and driver. Since 1935, he was a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America.

He sailed on June 16, 1937, aboard the “Aquitania” and arrived in Spain on July 3, 1937. He served with the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of the 15th International Brigade with the rank of Private. He was wounded in action at Fuentes de Ebro, so he was hospitalized. After he recovered, he rejoined the battalion but he was captured. On April 22, 1938, he was exchanged and returned to the US on May 6, 1939, aboard the “President Harding”.

During the Second World War he fought with the 4th Army of the US Army as Information and Education Officer. He was at military post Fort Hood, Texas.

Poling died on February 26, 2000, and buried at Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939







United States

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Oklahoma (estado, Estados Unidos) in 1908-08-26

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Oklahoma (estado, Estados Unidos) in 2000-02-26


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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