Interview with Roberto Medina on April 26, 2015, Segment 1
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-
Medina discusses his experience in the US army after being recruited in 1961 during the Cuban missile crisis; he served in the military for two years and was three years in reserve. He emphasizes that he was aware of the discrimination within the army and how he always questioned those behaviors, for instance, he explains how at times he contradicted his superiors. Medina refers to how the Hispanic soldiers were on hold awaiting the decision for the invasion of Cuba.
April 26, 2015, Recording date
Location of interview
Military service, Discrimination
Individuals or Organizations MentionedJohn F. Kennedy
(is referenced), Chicago, IL
1961, Date mentioned
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Roberto Medina on April 26, 2015, Segment 1: RMed.2015.04.26.1. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 04 Aug 2020.
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