Interviewee

Armando A. Sanchez

Interviewer

Rosa Morales

Project

Class Project, History 3309

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Mr. Sanchez was born on April 15, 1920 in El Paso. He attended Bowie High School. In 1941 he joined the U.S. Army and retired after 26 years of duty. He fought in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Now he is a resident of El Paso attending The University of Texas at El Paso and will graduate in May 1977.

Summary of Interview

Biography; rumrunners and bootleg joints during Prohibition; incidents in his Army career during World War II; his job of teaching infantry tactics, weaponry and survival tactics to U.S. and foreign troops; discrimination in Texas; the word "Chicano"; future plans.

Date of Interview

11-30-1976

Length of Interview

1 hour 15 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 270

Transcript Number

No. 270

Length of Transcript

17 pages

Date Transcribed

12-1-1976

Transcriber

Rosa Morales

Interview Number

No. 270

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