American Experience

Mexican-Americans in World War II

Clip: Season 21 Episode 4 | 1m 29s

Hundreds of thousands of Mexican-Americans fought in the US military in World War II. They suffered casualties and received honors disproportionate to their numbers, but came home to the same segregated country they had left.

Aired: 02/23/09

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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