Oscar J. Martínez and Sarah E. John
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Born in Loving, New Mexico in 1924; was drafted into the Army in 1943; was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1946; retired from active service in 1964. Mexican American Congressional Medal of Honor recipient honored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in El Paso.
Summary of Interview
Biographical comments; his joining the military and experiences he had while in the Service; discrimination; events that led to his being awarded the Medal of Honor; thoughts on the Chicano Movement and the word "Chicano."
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
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Interview with Alejandro Ruiz by Oscar J. Martínez and Sarah E. John, 1976, "Interview no. 290.4," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.