This book, by award winning documentarian Rick Chavez, chronicles the heroic actions of ten Latino soldiers who served proudly in World War II.
More than seven decades have passed since the end of World War II, the bloodiest and most devastating military action in history. Those who served so valiantly in defense of freedom die at the rate of 430 per day and it won’t be long before they’re all gone. Battlefield heroes emerged from every walk of life, but Latino soldiers, sailors and airmen were especially motivated and decorated—seventeen Latino Medal of Honor winners earned the country’s highest award while serving in World War II. Award winning documentarian Rick Chavez compiled this list of gallant heroes to help preserve the memory of the Latino fighting man and to remind America of the legacy that they leave behind.