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Photograph taken at Camp Bowie - Brownwood, Texas. Company E, which was comprised of soldiers from El Paso, Texas, mostly from the Segundo Barrio and Bowie High School. SGT. Lorenzo M. Luna is to the left of the image kneeling. Other soldiers in the image are unidentified.

Company "E" was a group of men and boys, many of whom could not speak English, some from Juarez, all Hispanic, except for the officers, one of whom was 1st Lt. John L. Chapin. Many of these "boys" had dropped out of Austin, Bowie and El Paso High Schools to join the guard because they knew we were in for some tough battles in the future and they wanted to be trained. Company "E" left El Paso without much fanfare because this was still before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
http://www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org/36division/archives/memorial/chapin.htm

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Out of Area / Out of Area, (1940 - 1949), War

  • Company E
  • Lorenzo M. Luna
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