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Latino Americans: Episode Three, "War and Peace" (2013)

Produced by Daniel McCabe and John J. Valdez. A production of WETA Washington, DC; Bosch and Co., Inc.; and Latino Public Broadcasting, in association with Independent Television Service.

This episode of the six-hour Latino Americans documentary tells of Latinos during and just after World War II, including several war heroes: Navy pilot Ensign Manuel Gonzalez, shot down at Pearl Harbor; Macario Garcia, the first Latino recipient of the Medal of Honor, who destroyed two German machine-gun nests while wounded (and was later denied service at a Texas diner); and Marine interpreter Guy Gabaldon, who captured more than 800 Japanese prisoners in a day. Returning Latino veterans, including Army doctor Hector Garcia, pushed hard for civil rights in the following years.


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