|The War That Came Early |
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||20th century|
|Date of Death:||1943|
|Cause of Death:||Injuries caused by an explosive shell|
|Occupation:||Steel Worker, Soldier|
|Military Branch:||Lincoln Brigade|
(World War II)
Mike Carroll was part of the Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. He was friends with Chaim Weinberg. Like most of the soldiers who fought for the Spanish Republic, Carroll was a Communist. He claimed he was a steel worker from Massachusetts, although Weinberg had his doubts.
Carroll and Weinberg remained close, usually being deployed to the same locations. They were sent to Madrid in 1939 after it was clear that the Ebro line was stable. He participated in the successful defense of the city against the Nationalist attack. He remained in Madrid, participating in the glacial Republican advance.
Carroll received an injury to his calf in 1943. Ironically, he was killed just minutes after returning to the line later that year, when he sustained injuries from a Nationalist shell.