World War II was a turning point for Virgilio G. Roel. It served as a catalyst for change in his life and ignited his lifelong dedication toward the empowerment and education of others.
KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video
This video was made in conjunction with The University of Texas Austin Voces Oral History Project. This project seeks to document and create a better awareness of the contributions of Latinos and Latinas of the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War generations. The project was created in 1999 by UT journalism professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez. Learn more about Voces
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