Defenders of the Honor

Meet our Local Defenders of the Honor.

CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES

  • Sal Castro, a former East LA school teacher who is the coordinator of the Chicano Youth Leadership Conference.
  • Henry Mendoza
  • Leonard Melchor

ORANGE COUNTY


SACRAMENTO

SAN DIEGO

COLORADO

  • Bob Urioste — a retired Veteran, with 30 years service in the Air Force, USNR, Army and Army Reserves during the Korean and Vietnam War, and the Colorado representative of the Hispanic War Veterans Association.

KANSAS

WICHITA

MICHIGAN

EAST LANSING

SAGINAW

NEW JERSEY

FORHAM PARK

  • Isabel M. Cabrera, who works with AT&T Latino employees (HACEMOS).

NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE

  • Eduardo Diaz,  executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

TEXAS

AUSTIN

DALLAS

EDINBERG

  • Trinidad Gonzales,  a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Houston, and a history instructor at South Texas College, whose father is grandfather is a decorated WWII veteran and whose father is an officer with the Edinburg American Legion.

LAREDO

  • Eddie Botello, whose dad, Eduardo, was part of Company C, 1st Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division, and who landed on Utah Beach on June 12, 1944 (the elder Botello is in great shape and came up to Austin for a May 2007 reception).

SAN ANTONIO

WAXAHACHIE

WASHINGTON

WISCONSIN

MILWAUKEE