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Stories of Latinos in US history
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Stories of Latinos in US history

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Table containing information and links for a sample of subjects on the site.
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Frank Aguerrebere

Frank Aguerrebere  

World War II

By Kimberly Tran, California State University, Fullerton

Although he never talked much about his wartime experiences, Frank Aguerrebere parachuted into the Normandy Invasion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, two of the bloodiest and...

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Lauro Castillo

Lauro Castillo - Voces Oral History Project  

World War II

By the Voces Staff

Lauro Castillo grew up in a poor farming family in South Texas, living in a bare-bones house with a leaky roof.

The U.S. Army provided an escape from poverty but also exposed him to the brutal reality of war...

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Erasmo G. Lopez

Erasmo G. Lopez  

World War II

By Cheryl Smith Kemp

Erasmo G. Lopez spent a good chunk of his twenties on the front lines of battle, both in World War II and the Korean War.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Lopez was drafted into the Army in 1942 at the...

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Julian Medina

Julian Medina - Voces Oral History Project  

World War II

By Pierre Bertrand

It seems as if Army infantryman Julian Medina, who was drafted in 1943, was on the frontlines of every major World War II European campaign, from the Normandy Invasion to the Battle of the Bulge.

“I was in every...

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