Interview with Roberto Medina on April 26, 2015, Segment 1

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Medina discusses his experience in the US army after being recruited in 1961 during the Cuban missile crisis; he served in the military for two years and was three years in reserve. He emphasizes that he was aware of the discrimination within the army and how he always questioned those behaviors, for instance, he explains how at times he contradicted his superiors. Medina refers to how the Hispanic soldiers were on hold awaiting the decision for the invasion of Cuba.


Date
April 26, 2015, Recording date
Interviewee
Roberto Medina
Interviewer
Ivis Garcia
Duration
17m 49.0s
Location of interview

Chicago, IL

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
RMed.2015.04.26.1
Related Keywords
Military service, Discrimination
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
John F. Kennedy
Related Places
Cuba (is referenced), Chicago, IL (interview location)
Related Dates
1961, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Roberto Medina on April 26, 2015, Segment 1: RMed.2015.04.26.1. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Oct 2019.
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