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Sixto Frausto and Hortencia Frausto - 1942

"Sixto Frausto was known as "El Torro" to the men of Company E. Every man in the company would refer to him as the smartest guy in the company and more than likely the Regiment. On January 5th 1942 he married Hortencia Esquivel." Patriots from the Barrio By Dave Gutierrez

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: Andrew Kearney

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Camp Bowie - Sgt. Eduardo Romo - 1941

Sgt. Eduardo Romo a member of Company E during training. Training took place at Camp Bowie located in Texas. Camp Bowie is a United States National Guard training center located in west central Texas on the southern outskirts of Brownwood. With clouds darkening over Europe, the President of the United States used his authority to activate the Texas National Guard into Federal military service. On the date of their activation, November 20, 1940, these proud Tejanos became part of the U.S. 36th Infantry Division, only fourteen months before Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941. These heroic soldiers from pastoral West Texas would be tattling courageously in Italy and Germany. They were the first American soldiers to land in Europe in the allied effort to defeat Fascism and Nazism. The 36th Texas Division initiated the Italian Campaign when they landed at the Bay of Salerno on September 9, 1943. As one of the combat outfits of the Texas Division, Company E fought some of the toughest battles of World War II in mountainous terrain at Salerno, San Pietro, Monte Cassino, Velletri, and Anzio. They swept across Southern France and ended World War II when they crossed the Rhine River to fight the German Army on its home ground. Along the way they liberated Naples and Rome and captured Field Marshall Herman Goering, the number two Nazi in the German hierarchy. https://www.amazon.com/Company-Toughest-Chicano-Soldiers-World/dp/1515139174

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Source: Ruth Romo of El Paso, Texas - daughter of Sgt. Eduardo Romo

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Alfredo Lozano - Company E, 1940 - 1949

Photograph of Alfredo Lozano after receiving the purple heart. Company E, which was comprised of soldiers from El Paso, Texas, mostly from the Segundo Barrio and Bowie High School. On a mission to Monte Cassino between Jan. 20-23, 1944, its members were ordered to cross the Rapido River in southern Italy. They walked into a fight with German forces that's now considered the greatest military blunder of World War II. Those who weren't killed were wounded or captured. http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/local/2015/06/04/men-company-e-honored-bravery-wwii/30879615/

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Source: Alicia Stredic

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Company E - 1941

Photograph taken at Camp Bowie in Brownwood Texas - 1941. Company E, which was comprised of soldiers from El Paso, Texas, mostly from the Segundo Barrio and Bowie High School. An original National Guard unit out of El Paso Texas, the unit was training out of Camp Bowie in Brownwood Texas before December 7 1941. At the break of WWII the 36th Division moved their training to Camp Blanding Florida, they participated in the Carolina Maneuvers before starting amphibious training at Camp Edwards Massachusetts. The T-Patchers as the 36th was known arrived in North Africa in April of 1943 where they continued amphibious training. The 36th Division was attached to the 5th Army and spearheaded the landing at Salerno Italy on September 9 1943. Company E would go on to fight in some of the most horrific battles of the Italian Campaign, including the disastrous Rapido River Crossing where the 36th Division lost over 2,000 men. http://www.legiontown.org/ownwords/2927/bonded-heroes

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Source: Ruth Romo

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Company E - 1941

141st Infantry - Company E - 1st LT. Grayson P. Gwyn Commanding - October 1941. Location is Camp Bowie. Company E, which was comprised of soldiers from El Paso, Texas, mostly from the Segundo Barrio and Bowie High School. An original National Guard unit out of El Paso Texas, the unit was training out of Camp Bowie in Brownwood Texas before December 7 1941. At the break of WWII the 36th Division moved their training to Camp Blanding Florida, they participated in the Carolina Maneuvers before starting amphibious training at Camp Edwards Massachusetts. The T-Patchers as the 36th was known arrived in North Africa in April of 1943 where they continued amphibious training. The 36th Division was attached to the 5th Army and spearheaded the landing at Salerno Italy on September 9, 1943. Company E would go on to fight in some of the most horrific battles of the Italian Campaign, including the disastrous Rapido River Crossing where the 36th Division lost over 2,000 men. http://www.legiontown.org/ownwords/2927/bonded-heroes

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Source: Dave Gutierrez.

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Company E - Roster - 1941

Roster for Company E--Camp Bowie, Texas - October, 1941 October 1941 at Camp Bowie in Brownwood,Texas. With clouds darkening over Europe, the President of the United States used his authority to activate the Texas National Guard into Federal military service. On the date of their activation, November 20, 1940, these proud Tejanos became part of the U.S. 36th Infantry Division, only fourteen months before Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941. These heroic soldiers from pastoral West Texas would be tattling courageously in Italy and Germany. They were the first American soldiers to land in Europe in the allied effort to defeat Fascism and Nazism. The 36th Texas Division initiated the Italian Campaign when they landed at the Bay of Salerno on September 9, 1943. As one of the combat outfits of the Texas Division, Company E fought some of the toughest battles of World War II in mountainous terrain at Salerno, San Pietro, Monte Cassino, Velletri, and Anzio. They swept across Southern France and ended World War II when they crossed the Rhine River to fight the German Army on its home ground. Along the way they liberated Naples and Rome and captured Field Marshall Herman Goering, the number two Nazi in the German hierarchy. https://www.amazon.com/Company-Toughest-Chicano-Soldiers-World/dp/1515139174

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Source: Courtesy of Lucille Rodriguez El Paso Texas

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Alex Carrillo - Boxer - 1940 - 1949

Alex Carrillo - Boxer - 1940 - 1949 He was a member of Company E. Also, he was on the Boxing team at Bowie High School. Bowie High School is located in El Paso, Texas.

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Source: Alex Carrillo Jr. El Paso Texas

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Alex Carrillo and Lucy Carrillo- 1940 -1949

El Paso, Texas - Alex Carrillo and Lucy Carrillo during the war years of World War II.Photograph was taken in El Paso, Texas. Was a member of the famous Company E during World War II.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: Alex Carrillo Jr.

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Alex Carrillo Jr. - 1940 -1949

Alex Carrillo Jr. - member of Company E. Company E, which was comprised of soldiers from Texas, mostly from the Segundo Barrio and Bowie High School, served in Italy. On a mission to Monte Cassino between Jan. 20-23, 1944, its members were ordered to cross the Rapido River in southern Italy. They walked into a fight with German forces that's now considered the greatest military blunder of World War II. Those who weren't killed were wounded or captured. http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/local/2015/06/04/men-company-e-honored-bravery-wwii/30879615/

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Source: Alex Carrillo Jr.

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Alfredo and Maria Ruiz - 1940 - 1949

Alfredo and Maria Ruiz - 1940 - 1949. Alfredo Ruiz was a member of Company E.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: Harold Ruiz

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Eduardo Romo - Company E - 1941

Eduardo Romo standing at attention at Camp Bowie. Photograph taken at Camp Bowie in Brownwood Texas - 1941. Company E, which was comprised of soldiers from El Paso, Texas, mostly from the Segundo Barrio and Bowie High School.

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Source: Ruth Romo

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Emblem - 141st Regiment-2nd Battalion - Company E - 1941

Emblem - 141st Regiment-2nd Battalion - Company E - 36th Division - 1941 Company E, which was comprised of soldiers from Texas, mostly from the Segundo Barrio and Bowie High School, served in Italy. On a mission to Monte Cassino between Jan. 20-23, 1944, its members were ordered to cross the Rapido River in southern Italy. They walked into a fight with German forces that's now considered the greatest military blunder of World War II. Those who weren't killed were wounded or captured. The men were also instrumental in the liberation of Rome on June 4, 1944. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2015/06/04/men-company-e-honored-bravery-wwii/30879615/

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Source: Dave Gutierrez

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Gabriel Salazar - Company E - 1941

Photograph of Gabriel Salazar who was a member of Company E. Hispanics of the 141st Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division were some of the first American troops to land on Italian soil at Salerno. Company E of the 141st Regiment was entirely Hispanic. The 36th Infantry Division fought in Italy and France, enduring heavy casualties during the crossing of the Rapido River near Cassino, Italy. This was a controversial event over which military analysts have argued. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HispanicAmericansinWorldWar_II

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Source: Marc Salazar

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Jesus and Andrea Medina - 1940 - 1949

Jesus and Andrea Medina during the war years. Jesus Medina was a member of the famous Company E. Company E of the 141st Regiment was entirely Hispanic.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: David Medina, El Paso, Texas

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Lorenzo Macias - Company E - 1941

Lorenzo Macias member of Company E was killed in action December 23, 1943. Company E of the 141st Regiment was entirely Hispanic. The 36th Infantry Division fought in Italy and France, enduring heavy casualties during the crossing of the Rapido River near Cassino, Italy. This was a controversial event over which military analysts have argued. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HispanicAmericansinWorldWar_II

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Source: Elena Macias, El Cerritos, CA

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Lorenzo Luna - Company E - 1941

Lorenzo Luna was a member of Company E. Hispanics of the 141st Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division were some of the first American troops to land on Italian soil at Salerno. Company E of the 141st Regiment was entirely Hispanic. The 36th Infantry Division fought in Italy and France, enduring heavy casualties during the crossing of the Rapido River near Cassino, Italy. This was a controversial event over which military analysts have argued. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HispanicAmericansinWorldWar_II

Area: Out of Area / Out of Area

Source: Courtesy of Norma De La Rosa, El Paso, Texas

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Manuel R. Rivera - Company E - 1942

Manuel R. Rivera - Company E - 1942

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Source: Courtesy of Donna Rivera, Providence, RI.

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Rafael Torres - Company E - 1942

Rafael Torres - Company E - 1942 - member of the famous Company E from El Paso, Texas.

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Source: Courtesy of Sonya Heilmann, Marion, Iowa

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Ramon G. Gutierrez - Company E - 1942

Ramon G. Gutierrez was a member of Company E during World War II. Ramon G. Gutierrez was with the 2nd Btn. 141st Infantry E Company at Salerno, Rapido River and others. He was awarded two silver stars, two purple hearts and after the war, the USSR awarded him the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class. The only other non-Russians awarded this honor were General Dwight D. Eisenhower and British Field Marshal Montogomery. He was recently honored with a memorial in his hometown of Del Rio, Texas but we don't have much information about the details, especially about the Russian award. The memorial is in front of the San Felipe High School Exes Memorial Museum in Del Rio, Texas. http://texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.yuku.com/reply/2391#.WN1x0me1thE

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Source: Courtesy Gloria Cadena, San Jose,CA

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Marcelino Valadez - Company E - 1942

Marcelino Valadez - Company E - 1942 - member of Company E. An original National Guard unit was composed entirely of Mexican-Americans from barrios in Texas. The men who served in the 36th Division, 141st Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Company E were involved in some of most crucial battles of WWII during the Italian Campaign. https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/u-s-armys-mexican-american-infantry-unit-little-known-heroes-italian-campaign-wwii.html

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Source: Marta Zamora from Pflugerville, TX

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