Korean Conflict

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Louis Joseph Lopez

Louis Lopez - Voces Oral History Project  

Korean Conflict

By the Voces Staff

Louis Lopez had a distinguished 29-year career as a police office in Denver. Long before community policing was a widely adopted practice, he focused on establishing good relationships with the minority communities...

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Joseph Padilla

Angel Montenegro

Angel Montenegro - Voces Oral History Project  

Korean Conflict

By Danny Frank

If Angel Montenegro could live his life over again, he would not change a thing.

Since childhood, the Army veteran has made a habit of making the best of his opportunities.

Montenegro was born Sept. 27,...

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Lana Bennett

Rodolfo Alaniz

Rodolfo Alaniz  

World War II, Korean Conflict

By Rajesh Reddy

In the spring of 1945, 16-year-old Rodolfo “Rudy” Alaniz's older brother Ricardo, a rifleman with the 8th Infantry Division, was killed in Germany, an event that would alter young Alaniz’s life.

"I presented my brother...

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Rajesh Reddy

Moses Aleman

Moses Aleman  

World War II, Korean Conflict

By Cheryl Smith Kemp

When Moses “Moe” Alemán’s parents emigrated from Mexico to Austin, Texas, as children, the horse...

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Lynn Maguire-Walker

Adolfo Alvarez

Adolfo Alvarez  

Korean Conflict, Political & Civic Engagement

By Jacob Martella

Coming back from the Korean War, Adolfo Alvarez knew he had to do something with his life.

He had survived nine months along the 38th Parallel holding the line against the North Koreans, not knowing if he would...

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Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Robert L. Cardenas

Robert Cardenas at his home in San Diego, California on July 14, 2008.  

World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam

By Rachel Platis

In 1939, National Guard Pvt. Robert Cardenas was in the final stage of obtaining a full scholarship to the California Institute of Technology, having just completed two years of pre-engineering study at San Diego State...

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Marc Hamel

George M Castañeda

George M Castañeda  

Korean Conflict

By Maureen King

It had always been a fascination to him, something he’d seen in the movies.

He knew he could do it and do it better than anyone else, he says, because he was a Mexican. The fascination: jumping out of an airplane.

...

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Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Pete Castillo

Pete Castillo  

Korean Conflict

By Lynda Gonzalez

Pedro “Pete” Castillo used his snow-white mustache as a tool in telling his wartime tale, one of the significant chapters of his life.

A sergeant and World War II veteran was in charge of Castillo’s Army company...

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Raquel C. Garza

Rene A Cazares

 

Korean Conflict Read More Rita Sanchez

Fernando Rene Del Rio

Crew #11 VP772-ATSUG1-NAS. Fernando del Rio standing 2nd from the left. 1951 March, NAS Atsuqi, Japan. Passing from crew #11 VP772 squadron PB$Y2 aircraft patrol Navy squadron.\We were the fist Navy Reserve Squadron to fly combat over Korea.\""  

Korean Conflict

By Avery Bradshaw, Cal State Fullerton

When Fernando Del Rio left Los Angeles in September 1950 and joined a Navy air squadron, it was the first time he had ever been away from home. Turning on the radio, he was surprised to hear Japanese...

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George Sanchez

Moses F. Diaz

Moses Diaz was interviewed on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the Community Settlement Association of Riverside in Riverside, California. (Photo By: Marc Hamel)  

World War II, Korean Conflict

By Trina Berberet

He may have been only 16 at the time, but Moses Diaz decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy because, as he recalled: “I didn’t want to miss out on the war.”

It was 1945, near the end of the World War II, and Diaz...

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Rosalio Rabbit Duran

Rosalio\Rabbit\"Duran"  

Korean Conflict, Political & Civic Engagement

By Katy Lutz

Rabbit's Lounge was a dimly-lit, tiny bar that boycotted Budweiser while serving up some of the coldest beer in Austin, Texas. It might have seemed a very unlikely candidate for the Austin hub of Chicano politics in the early...

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Katy Lutz

Charlie Ericksen

Charlie Ericksen, interviewed at the Voces Oral History Project office, University of Texas at Austin on February 27, 2010.  

Korean Conflict, Political & Civic Engagement

By Jordan Strassner

Charlie Ericksen spent most of his adult life creating a strong bond with Mexican-Americans, writing news stories and columns about them, and advocating for better treatment for that community.

During his career,...

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Frank Trejo

Belisario & Mrs. Flores

Belisario & Mrs. Flores  

World War II, Korean Conflict

By J. Barrett Williams

Brigadier General Belisario Flores, who served his country for more than 40 years during three wars, retired from the Texas Air National Guard and the United States Air Force in the summer of 1986. Upon his...

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Cheryl Smith Kemp

Gabriel Garcia

 

Korean Conflict, Vietnam

By Ruben Espinoza

When Gabriel Garcia left his family’s home in Mercedes for Army basic training in the summer of 1952, it was the first time he had ever been away from South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

California’s Camp Roberts was...

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Cheryl Smith Kemp

Alfred G Gonzalez

 

Korean Conflict Read More Henry Mendoza

Rodolfo M. Guajardo

 

Korean Conflict Read More Liliana Rodriguez

Arnoldo Gutierrez

Arnoldo Gutierrez was interviewed on March 6, 2010 at the Laredo Community College library in Laredo, Texas.  

Korean Conflict

By SeungJin Ryu

Most people reach a turning point in their lives at least once, and for Arnoldo D. Gutierrez that point was the time he spent in the Army during the Korean War.

He believes that he could not have gotten a better...

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Brenda Manchaca

Raul Alviso Gutierrez

 

Korean Conflict Read More Diana Maldonado

Luis J. Landin

Luis Landin displays a Viet Cong flag at the AT&T Executive and Conference Center, University of Texas, Austin on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Mr. Landin attended our 10th anniversary and was interviewed by Raquel Garza. (Photo: Marc Hamel)  

Korean Conflict, Vietnam

By Brett Alexander

"When you get ambushed, you're supposed to get killed."

That's what the Army tells every soldier during training, Luis Landin said.

"But for me," he added, "my life consisted of events that weren't normal, so...

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Raquel Garza

Manuel Rubin Lugo

Manuel Lugo in 1970.  

Korean Conflict

By Haley Dawson

Manuel Lugo boarded a plane in Okinawa, Japan, in November 1969 on the last leg of his journey to Vietnam. From the U.S. mainland to Hawaii and then to Okinawa, the flights had been lively—chattering, joking, laughing. But “...

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Michelle Lojewski

Benny C. Martinez

Benny C. Martinez  

Korean Conflict

By Jackie Rapp

Benny Martinez was born a helper.

He served as a medic in the Korean War. He taught unruly 6th graders. He once delivered a baby in the back seat of a car. He encourages kids to stay in school and pursue higher...

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Tina Hughes

Richard Armand Moya

 

Korean Conflict, Political & Civic Engagement

By Alsha Khan

In the late 1960s, Richard Moya, an investigator with Legal Aid, was having lunch with two of his best friends - who also worked in anti-poverty programs - at Johnny Boy's Hamburgers. The topic: how tough it was to help their...

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Aisha Khan

Pedro Ramos Santana

Pedro Ramos Santana  

Korean Conflict

By Gabriela Chabolla

One of 14 children born to parents who worked on a sugar plantation in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Pedro Ramos Santana built his life around hard work and accountability.

His father worked in the field, while...

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Humberto Garcia

Ernesto Sanchez

Ernesto Sanchez - Voces Oral History Project  

Korean Conflict

By Mikael DeSanto

Laredo, Texas, native Ernesto Sanchez didn’t always want to join the military, even when there was a war in Korea. He was a college student -- hoping to get an officer's commission in the ROTC -- and didn’t want to...

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Laura Barberena

Robert Lee Urioste

 

Korean Conflict, Vietnam Read More Ricardo LaFore

Harold Valderas

Harold Valderas  

World War II, Korean Conflict

By Courtney Mahaffey

On Dec. 7, 1941, Harold Valderas, then a senior at George Washington High School in New York City, was doing his homework while listening to the radio when he heard the report about Pearl Harbor.

"Little did I...

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Violeta Dominguez

Ramon Vasquez Lugo

Ramon Lugo - Voces Oral History Project  

Korean Conflict

By Mary Gould

When Ramon Lugo reminisces about his life, he speaks of hard work on farm fields as a child and on battlefields as a young man.

Once the Lugo children got old enough, they worked in the fields, picking cotton,...

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Richard Griswold del Castillo

Neftali L. Zendejas

 

Korean Conflict, Vietnam

By Layne Victoria Lynch

As 80-year-old Neftali L. Zendejas looked back on the memories of his childhood before his service in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, he reminisced about how he knew he wanted to work with aircrafts at an early...

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Raquel C. Garza