Biographies/Joseph Anthony Santa Lucia

Tags: Young Communist League WWII Veteran

Researcher: Chenjie Gu, Stuyvesant '20

Joseph Anthony Santa Lucia (Joseph Sands) was born on September 11, 1910 in NYC. He had 8 years of education and was a seaman and stevedore. Sands also joined the Young Communist League of US in 1935. The address with Sands had on his passport was 7023 13th Street, Brooklyn, New York and 35 Norfolk Street. He served in the XV International Brigade also known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. His rank was Soldado, which is equivalent to the lowest rank in the military. This passport (#267865) was received on February 17, 2937.

PS in Box 3 Folder 15 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Complaints of Discrimination during World War II archive, there is a letter written by Joseph Sands.