They Answered the Call: Latinos in the Vietnam War
Saturday, January 2nd 2016
About They Answered the Call: Latinos in the Vietnam War: Latinos have fought in every conflict in which the United States has been involved, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Regardless of whether they were inductees or volunteers, Latino soldiers, sailors, airman, and Marines served with great distinction and bravery, compiling a record of courage unmatched by any other group of Americans: Thirty-nine Medals of Honor earned -- fourteen of those for service in Vietnam. Yet the American public is largely unaware of the sacrifices made by Latino citizens, mainly because of the lack of writings on the subject. This book is an attempt to fill the void in the literature dealing with the role of Hispanics in war; in this case, America's longest and most unpopular conflict. The author interviewed twenty-one warriors who candidly relate their experiences in combat and share their feelings about the war and what it means to be a Latino Vietnam vet.