Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Civil Service employee. Born in Sanderson, Texas, February 15, 1922, Mr. Ruben B. Salcido came to El Paso, Texas, in 1929. His parents came from Mexico around 1900. Mr. Salcido's father worked the railroads in Victoria, Sanderson, and El Paso, where he retired a mechanic by trade, Mr. Salcido is a World War II veteran who participated in the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach. He works at Fort Bliss, Texas, for the German Air Defense School. He has a seventh grade education with an equivalent high school GED rating, altough he has no diploma.
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Biography; the Depression; World War II; discrimination.
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Interview with Ruben B. Salcido by Pedro Quiroz, 1976, "Interview no. 280," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.