A Memorial Day Tribute
A Champion for Latino Veterans and Civil Rights: The Story of Dr. Hector P. Garcia
In 1948 Latino military veterans in Texas exposed an ugly incident of racial discrimination with the case of Private First Class Felix Longoria. Pvt. Felix Longoria served as an infantryman in the Pacific during World II and was killed in 1945 by an enemy sniper in the waning days of the war in the Philippine Islands.
A solemn mnemonic to remember and honor those whom gave the ultimate sacrifice while in service in the defense of our great nation during conflict.
We salute you and rest in eternal peace.
We will not forget you.
Lawrence G. Romo
American GI Forum of the US