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Abe Osheroff, a social activist who fought in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s as a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died on Sunday in Seattle at age 92. Osheroff was born in 1915 in New York. After college, he headed to the coal-mining states of Pennsylvania and Ohio as a union organizer. In 1937, he was part of 3,000 Americans who fought as the Lincoln Brigade in Spain against Gen. Francisco Franco's regime. In a 2004 interview, Osheroff said his boat was torpedoed off the Spanish coast, forcing him to swim 2 miles ashore. He said he served in Spain as a scout, mapmaker and infantryman and was wounded in the leg by machine gun fire near the city of Zaragoza.

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