Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread.
Hector Garcia was a Mexican-American doctor who served in World War II. After returning home he dedicated his life to helping Hispanic Veterans receive the benefits they deserved. He founded the American G. I. Forum.
On Feb. 23, 1836 Santa Anna took possession of San Antonio, and on March 6th, the thirteenth day of the siege, his forces breached the Alamo defenses. The Tejanos were defeated and all 189 men were killed.
Guy Gabaldon was a Mexican American U.S. Marine who at the age of 18, captured 1,500 Japanese during the Battle of Saipan in World War II. The U.S. Government awarded him the silver star and the Navy Cross and was nominated for the Medal of Honor.
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