“Hispanics & the Vietnam War” Lecture on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Arts & Entertainment

Sep. 20, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Heritage Society Museum
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

WHAT: “Hispanics & the Vietnam War” Lecture by The Heritage Society

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 12 pm to 1 pm

WHERE: The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, Texas 77002

Free for members, $5 for non-members

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/2095502467378259/

The Vietnam War is considered one of the most controversial and polarizing wars in U.S. history. A product of the Cold War, this conflict would see some 540,000 troops deployed and more than 58,000 American soldiers dead. Among those deployed were 170,000 Mexican Americans. The Latino trooper was typically in his early 20’s, single, working-class, and highly under-educated. Mexican Americans across the nation, in fact, lived in neighborhoods with aging infrastructure, declining property values, and rising poverty levels. Despite that, Mexican Americans answered the call to duty receiving high honors for their valor in battle. Join us and learn about the untold stories of Mexican Americans involvement in the Vietnam War.

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