United States. Air Force.; Korean War, 1950-1955--Personal Narratives.;
Gaylor enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and served for over 30 years. He was involved in US efforts in Korea and Southeast Asia. He was a Chief Master Sergeant at the time of his retirement.
Topics: Segregation, Korean War, women in the military
Doolittle, James Harold d 1896-.; World War, 1939-1945.; United States--Army Air Forces, 1942-1947.
Col. Edward J. York, USAF, Ret. describes his involvement in the April 18, 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, including preparation before the raid and his internment in Russia for fourteen months afterward.
United States. Air Force.; United States--Armed Forces--Women.;
Mitchell enlisted in the Air Force in 1977 and served until 1993, retiring as a Master Sergeant. She has worked at Lackland AFB in civil service and at UTSA as a lecturer in the History Department.
Topics: Air Force experience, basic Training,...
Chinese Americans.; San Antonio (Tex.).; Food; Stores--retail; Schools--San Antonio (Tex.).; Discrimination.
3643 Running Springs Road, San Antonio, Texas
Born in China, Jim Eng came to San Antonio at age seven and spent the rest of his life in the close social and cultural setting of the Chinese-American community. The son of a Chinese grocer, Eng was a...
First military airplane accepted by the Army on August 2, 1909 from Wright Brothers. It was brought less than a year later to Fort Sam Houston by Lieut. B.D. Foulois, where he made six flights from old frame shed. Specification was to have a...
Mexican Americans--Texas--San Antonio--Periodicals.; San Antonio (Tex.)--Periodicals.
Independent, community-based newspaper published by a team of volunteers and distributed in the economically poor sectors of San Antonio, Texas. The newspaper's mission was to publish news and analysis relevant to working families. A donation of...
Calhoun County (Tex.).; Port Lavaca (Tex.).; Six Mile (Tex.).; Camels--Texas.;
Rhodes relates history of the Port Lavaca area, including the Quartermaster Depot in Indianola where camels in Texas were unloaded, and personal experiences in the Moravian-Czechoslovakian and German community where he grew up.
Garza grew up in Laredo, Texas and enlisted in the Navy after high school. He served from 1967 to 1993 in a variety of positions, including Company Commander.
Topics: Life in the Navy and his daily duties, experiences as a Company Commander
Military Intelligence.;University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio
Doug Holden tells of his experience in military communications security which began during World War II and the formation of Military intelligence agencies. Following his retirement, Holden describes his volunteer work, which includes teaching at...