By Dartinya Harris
Valentín Aguilar says he feels proud that he served during World War II.
Born in Laredo, Texas, Aguilar only received a second grade education. He made a living picking vegetables on a community farm. Aguilar's eyes would soon be opened to a vast new world by participating in the U.S. Military. Aguilar became a soldier in the Army on December 3, 1942. After being inducted at Fort Sam Houston, he trained for over a year with the 84th Division.