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    • Dick Dowling CANNON'S ROAR Volume 10, Number 10

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    • Schedule for October meeting: Katherine Wilcox will speak about her childhood visits with veterans of the confederacy
    • RG1020 United Confederate Veterans Dick Dowling Chapter Collection
    • Eckels, Judge Robert

    • Eckels, Robert ;
      County judges-Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Harris County (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Hurricane Katrina, 2005 ;
      Emergency management--Texas--Harris County ;
      Disaster relief--Gulf States ;
    • Robert Eckels served as Harris County judge from 1995 to 2007. Eckels shares his memories growing up in Bellaire and spending time with his family in the summers at Baycliff. He discusses his career, politics in Harris County and Houston, and his...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Moreno, Vincent

    • Moreno, Vincent--Interviews ; Railroads ; Mexican Americans ; World War, 1939-1945 ; Veterans ; Oral histories
    • Vincent Moreno discusses growing up in downtown Houston near Houston Avenue and his experience during World War II. He describes his military training as a longshoreman and his experience in India. Moreno volunteered for one of the most dangerous...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Loredo, David

    • Loredo, David--Interviews ; Migrant labor ; Agriculture ; Mexican Americans ; World War, 1939-1945 ; Veterans ; Oral histories
    • David Loredo discusses his childhood in Texas moving from town to town as his dad labored on various farms before settling in Houston in 1940. At age 18 Loredo was drafted into the military. He describes at length his experience in Japan and the...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Campos, Esther

    • Campos, Esther--Interviews ; Mexican Americans ; Women ; Jefferson Davis Senior High School (Houston, Tex.) ; Discrimination ; Education ; Emigration and immigration ; Mexican Americans ; World War, 1939-1945 ; Veterans ; Oral histories
    • Esther Campos discusses growing up in Houston's Fifth Ward. Her earliest memories include helping her mother work at the nearby tailor shop during World War II. Mrs. Campos' mother sewed uniforms for American officers. She also remembers her mother...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Cerda, Efran "Frank"

    • Cerda, Efran--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      United States--Army ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      Mexican American business enterprises--Texas--Houston ;
      Barbers ;
      Oral histories
    • Efran "Frank" Cerda discusses his childhood in Lovelady and Seven Oaks, Texas. Soon after moving to Houston as a teenager, Cerda was drafted into the United States Army and served during the reconstruction of Germany. After the war Cerda owned and...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Garcia, Jesse

    • Garcia, Jesse--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      Discrimination against Mexican Americans ;
      United States--Navy ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      Oral histories
    • Jesse Garcia discusses his parents' migration from Mexico to the United States in 1915. They were both supporters of Pancho Villa. Garcia describes growing up in Houston's Second Ward and in La Porte, Texas. At age 15 Garcia volunteered for the...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Tunchez, Patricio

    • Tunchez, Patricio--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy ;
      United States--Army ;
      Oral histories
    • Patricio Tunchez was born in Corpus Christi Texas on March 17, 1924. During WWII, he would be drafted into the U.S. Army on March 27, 1943, and be assigned as a Cook for the 33rd Chemical Decontamination Company. He would be involved in the...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Castillo, John

    • Castillo, John--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      Depressions--1929 ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      Oral histories
    • John Castillo was born in Gregory, Texas and describes moving to Houston during the Depression. In 1937, Castillo's father bought land on Liberty Road and built a home. Castillo married in 1940 and was soon drafted into the military. He describes...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Barelas, Marcos

    • Barelas, Marcos--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      Oral histories
    • Marcos Barelas discusses his childhood in Simonton, Texas and his experience during World War II. Barelas was a ranger with the famed Merrill's Mauraders. He describes the liberation of Burma and his two years overseas. This interview is part of an...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Sanchez, Raymond

    • Sanchez, Raymond--Interviews ; Mexican Americans ; Veterans ; World War II ; United States Army ; Oral histories
    • Raymond Sanchez was born in Victoria, Texas in 1927. In this oral history, Sanchez recalls picking cotton all over South Texas at four years old with his father and siblings. Sanchez is the youngest of eight children. In 1937, the family moved to...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Silva, Jose

    • Silva, Joe--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      Migrant labor--Texas ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;< br />United States--Army ;
      Oral histories
    • Jose Silva discusses growing up in Brownsville, Texas and Houston. Between the ages of eight and thirteen years Silva labored as a migrant work with his father on farms across Texas. Silva joined the United States Army at age 16 and recalls his...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Marino, Johnnie

    • Marino, Johnnie--Interviews ;
      Veterans ;
      United States. Army ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945 ;
      Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) ;
      Operation Neptune ;
      Oral histories
    • Johnnie Marino discussed his early life prior to enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces. Born in Houston Texas in 1922, Marino attended several schools and worked numerous jobs before volunteering for active duty for the U.S. Army in 1941, following...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • De la Cruz, David

    • De La Cruz, David--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Veterans ;
      United States. Army ;
      Foley's (Firm) ;
      Oral histories
    • David De la Cruz was born on June 19, 1928 in Benavides, Texas. When World War II began, De la Cruz was too young to enlist or be drafted. Eventually he volunteer into military service in June 1946 at the age of 18. Serving as a Private First...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II

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