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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Henry T. Capiz
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.
2 hours sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Capiz, Henry T.
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.7 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'