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
Length of Interview
1 hour 15 minutes
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Interview with Armando A. Sanchez by Rosa Morales, 1976, "Interview no. 270," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.