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Frontera: Men in Military

Centralized guide to all EPCC's local history publications, videos and guides and sources for local history topics

Men in Military

Allen, Terry de la Mesa Jr. and father Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr.

Angeles, Felipe  General in the Mexican Revolution

Armijo, Marcus.  Won Congressional Medal of honor for valor in WW1.   Armijo Park and VFW post are named after him. Look for articles from 1918 and on in El Paso Herald-Post and El Paso Times historical database. 

Camacho, Isaac  Fabens/El Paso Vietnam era POW

Chapin, John Letcher (Capt) WWII Purple Heart recipient

Crombie, Bill WW II Flying Ace from El Paso 1920-2001.  

Greer, Edward, retired General 

Guillen, Ambrosio  Korean war medal of honor winner, Guillen Middle School named after him. 

Gulbas, Irving Lithuanian WWII veteran who founded National Restaurant Supply.  See link below.

Hawkins, William Deane First Lt. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, WWII

Hinkle, Stacy  army pilot at Ft Bless with aircraft nicknamed "Flaming Coffin"  instrumental in El Paso aviation history

Huerta, Victoriano Revolutionary leader (events in Cd.Juarez/El Paso)

Martinez, Ernesto Pedregon See Artists

Madero, Francisco early leader of the Mexican Revolution, later Mexican President

Murray, Ray highly decorated soldier, member of Darby's Rangers (WWII) and leader in Northeast El Paso's civic life 

Orozco, Pascual  Revolutionary leader (events in Cd.Juarez/El Paso) 

Provencio, Juan   WWII veteran honored at death 

Rivas, Manny O.  1925-2016.  WWII Marine who is responsible for many of the military monuments in El Paso

Snead, Bob  artist/actor/veteran

Subia, Alfredo and his brother Florentino "Lico" Subia, veterans of WWII and the Korean War respectively

Van Horne, Major Jefferson first commander of Fort Bliss in 1849 

Vasquez, Marine Sgt. Jesus Roberto  Vietnam veteran posthumously awarded many honors

Research tips

Note details that might seem insignificant at first glance, in case one finds other information later.

Women's information is often found through researching the men in their lives (i.e. husband, fathers, etc.) so the notes here might only state that Mrs. X was married to Mr. X who was important for some reason, but in researching him, there might be information about his wife found later.

Research full text of local newspaper articles back to 1881 in this database available to EPCC users and in person in EPCC Libraries: 

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