Interview with José Rafael Méndez on December 9, 2016, Segment 22

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Méndez talks about his experience in the military during the 1970s, serving in Japan, the Philippines, and Hawaii. He recalls the discipline that he acquired, the strong friendships that he made with other Latinos, and being able to attend college on the GI bill after he completed his service.


Date
December 9, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
José Rafael Méndez
Interviewer
Leonela Medina Baez
Duration
5m 6.0s
Location of interview

Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
JRM.2016.12.09.22
Related Keywords
Military service
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Mercy College, Iona College, Mercy College, Iona College
Related Places
Center for Puerto Rican Studies (interview location), Japan (is referenced), Philippines (is referenced), Hawaii (is referenced), Los Angeles, CA (is referenced), Chicago, IL (is referenced)
Related Dates
1975, Date mentioned
1980, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with José Rafael Méndez on December 9, 2016, Segment 22: JRM.2016.12.09.22. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 04 Jul 2020.
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Rights Holder
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
Repository
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