Botello, Trinidad 2002-10-09

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Interviewee Name: Trinidad Botello

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Date: October 09, 2002

Location: San Saba, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 00:41:11


Background, Oldest of 14 children, Activities as a child, Went to school at 15, Language adjustments, Joining the service, Abilene, Waco, Assistant mechanic, Went back home, Service in Europe, Problems for being Mexican, “Greasy Mexican” story, Typical day, Wake up at 4:00, Exercise, Plane maintenance, Worst mechanical shape plane was in, Italian complained, Coming home, Staff sergeant vs home, Returns, walks home, Didn’t know where parents lived, First back, Afraid to ask about brothers, Took a while to talk about the war, San Saba perception, Was “equal” in Army, Same discrimination's, Family, Wife, 80, Three kids, Two grandkids, No kids/grandkids went to service, Son-in-law served in Vietnam, Korea, Growing up during Depression, Knew what was going on at 12, 13, Survived because of farm, Cost of farm, Making own life, Married in 1949, Lived in San Saba entire life, Farmed after service, Learning English in service, Helped after coming back, Changes, Everybody noticed changes, Learned guitar, Played for about a year, Closing remarks, Support personnel monotony, Snow day equipment, Weight during service, Photographs, End of interview

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