Join us for a conversation with Dave Gutierrez, author of Patriots From The Barrio, the true WWII story of the men that served in the U.S. Army's all Mexican American Combat unit.
An original Texas National Guard Unit out of El Paso, Texas, Company E was federalized in November of 1940 and moved to Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas. The 141st Regiment is the oldest fighting unit in the state of Texas and traces its roots back to the Texas Revolution.
The all Mexican American combat unit was one of the more unique units of World War II. Deployed to North Africa in April of 1943, Company E also spearheaded the Allied landing at Salerno, Italy, in September of 1943 and fought at Mt. Rotondo, San Pietro, the Rapido River, Cassino, Anzio, Velletri, and Rome.