John G. Hovan




Age: 97


Summary: one of the last known surviving American-born veterans of the Spanish Civil War who had fought in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as a transport driver and was awarded an honorary citizenship by the Spanish government in July 2009, and whose experiences were collected by the Smithsonian Institute as part of the Living History project.



Cause of Death: Lengthy illness


Born: May 19, 1916


Died: March 25, 2014


Location: North Smithfield, Rhode Island