ALBA Board Member Steve Birnbaum Visited Hans Joachim’s Grave

May 28, 2024

ALBA Board Member Steve Birnbaum made the trek on Memorial Day to the Home of Eternity Cemetary in Oakland, California to pay tribute to ALB veteran Hans Joachim.  Joachim was born in Berlin, Germany in 1906 and moved to the US in 1924. He served in Spain with the George Washington Battalion and later with the Lincoln-Washington Battalion. After returning from Spain in 1938 he joined the American Tansul, a firm that mined minerals used in a chemical process in brewing beer. Joachim died June 17, 1948 in the crash of a United Airlines plane.


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