Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Jesus J. Mercado
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jesus John Mercado was born in Spearville, Kansas, on Dec. 19, 1921. His family moved to St. Paul in 1935, and in 1941 he graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul and won the middleweight championship of the city's Golden Gloves amateur boxing organization. He enlisted in the Marines in 1942 and served in the South Pacific. He won the Guadalcanal light-heavyweight Golden Gloves title, was wounded on the island of Guam and again at Iwo Jima, and was discharged in April of 1945. A month later he married Mary Salas and returned to St. Paul. He joined the St. Paul Police Department in 1948. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family history; schooling in Kansas and Minnesota; his service in the Marine Corps; and his career in the St. Paul Police Department. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Supplementary papers on family history are in the Mexican-American Project file in the oral history office.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
9 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:20:22 running time
Creation Interviewee: Mercado, Jesus John
Interviewer: Moosbrugger, Grant
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/05/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.45
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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