The American G I Forum

of the

United States


Press Release


         The American G I Forum of the United States

            Announces New Board

              Effective August 13, 2021


News: 2021 Press Release

For Release: August 30, 2021

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2021 American GI Forum National Conference


We counted down the seconds for 2020 to end so we could start a new year fresh and with a better sense of normalcy. Now, however, we are well into 2021, and things have not changed all that much. We still face the reality of in-person events being delayed or cancelled, but we are tired of  boring hybrid events and we know that this makes this conference more challenging for attendees while sponsors continue to need more connection points and return on their sponsorship investments. This is why this 2021 Conference has to be in-person and successful. It is up to us to help make this a success by attending and participating.

Private Marcelino Serna 

The American GI Forum is very proud to be leading the National effort with the wonderful help of many other organizations and individuals to right a historical wrong and hopefully get the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Private Marcelino Serna, our World War I hero. We salute our fellow veteran and American GI Forum member, Texas State Senator Cesar Blanco for nominating Private Marcelino Serna for the prestigious Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously. Si Se Puede!


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.