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Bill Lansford: Tougher jobs
Latino soldiers tended to volunteer for the more dangerous tasks during the war.
Interview outtakes from THE WAR:
"So you feel that Latino soldiers were perhaps a little more willing to take risk and to volunteer for things. The Latinos for whatever reasons, in general seemed to seek out the, the, uh, dangerous jobs. That, it sounds self-serving since I'm a Latino, but it's true. I mean the records show that. They went into submarine service, into, you know, the gunners and bombers and Raiders and Special Forces and so on. They were paratroopers, a lot of paratroopers. I ran into a lot of Latinos because of that. In these da-, I was in the Airborne in the Army and they, again, you saw a lot of Latinos."