Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Henry T. Capiz
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Henry T. Capiz was born in 1926 in Minnesota, the oldest of six children of Mexican immigrant parents. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. He was posted to a Parachute Infantry Regiment and shipped out to the Pacific. He was discharged from active service in 1946 but served in the Reserves until officially retiring in 1986 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He used his GI Bill benefits to attend a Minnesota university, graduating in 1957 with a degree in pharmacology. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Being drafted into the U.S. Army; growing up Mexican American in an integrated community; witnessing segregation in the south and in the military; volunteering for the Airborne and serving in the Pacific; interaction with civilians in the Philippines and Japan; experience handling Japanese prisoners of war; returning to civilian life; how the war experience changed him; continuing education for better opportunities.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Capiz, Henry T.
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/10/2002
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 112
Accession Number AV2006.1.7
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'

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