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Martin Meraz Garcia

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Chicano Education


The reason for writing this research paper is to inform the audience and present them with a new understanding of Latinos in the United States military, during World War II. This research project brings to light the positive and negative experiences for Latinos who served their country during this period in history. It also recognizes the achievements and heroic acts of several Latinos during World War II, and explores the various roles that they played, and contributions that they made for the war effort. The method of research used for this study primarily consists of scholarly journals, books, and documentaries. The research presented in this paper will give better insight into the lives of Latinos as they served in the United States military during the Second World War. It will shine a light on the struggles that Latinos faced, and it will give the reader a new perspective of who Latinos are, and what they have done for America.

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