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Vietnam Veteranos Chicanos Recall the War

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ISBN-10: 0292702442

ISBN-13: 9780292702448

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lea Ybarra, Edward James Olmos

List price: $25.00
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One of the most decorated groups that served in the Vietnam War, Chicanos fought and died in numbers well out of proportion to their percentage of the United States' population. Yet despite this, their wartime experiences have never received much attention in either popular media or scholarly studies. To spotlight and preserve some of their stories, this book presents substantial interviews with Chicano Vietnam veterans and their families that explore the men' experiences in combat, the war' effects on the Chicano community, and the veterans' postwar lives. Lea Ybarra groups the interviews topically to bring out different aspects of the Chicano vets' experiences. In addition to discussing…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

LEA YBARRA is Executive Director of the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University and coeditor, with Edward James Olmos and Manuel Monterrey, of Americanos: Latino Life in the United States.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Vietnam War and the Mexican American Community
Introduction
Veterans Recall the War
Idealism, Patriotism, and Politics
Gilberto
Tanis
Alejandro
Charley
Leonel
Tony
Raul
Antonio
Guillen
John
A Matter of Conscience
Obed
Ricardo
Frank
Psychological and Medical Issues in the Aftermath of Vietnam
Ray
Lupe
David
Joe
Daniel
The Impact of War on Family
Francisco
Marcello
Robert
Jay
Connie
Frank and Socorro
Overview of Issues Discussed by the Veterans
The Impact of Differing Levels of Political and Cultural Awareness
Psychological and Medical Problems
What Did It All Mean?
Conclusion
The Darkness of War by Juan Carlos Heredia
Notes