Letter from Congressman Herman Badillo to Major General William A. Becker regarding the court-martial and alleged harassment of Private Louis A. Lopez, Jr., April 12, 1971.
According to Congressman Badillo, how long has it been since Lt. Lopez's family has heard from their son?
Who is this letter written to?
What is Congressman Badillo “particularly interested” in learning about?
When was this letter written?
Why would someone write his or her congressman concerning this situation?
Learn about the contributions Puerto Ricans have made to our national defense during wartime, both by serving in the military and by providing labor to keep the home front economy going.
English Language Arts: Using this letter as an example of writing to request information, write (and mail) a letter requesting some type of information.
, Library of Congress, “Veterans History Project.” Search the database for Hispanic veterans by going to the “browse” section, and then search by race.
United States Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Equal Opportunity and Safety Policy. Hispanics in America's Defense. Washington: Department of Defense, 1982.
Lea Ybarra. Vietnam Veteranos: Chicanos Recall the War. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.