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Veterans celebrated as focal point of
Hispanic Heritage Month…Latino
members of Congress gather in tribute at
CHCI's week of events
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional
Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gathered
Members of Congress and national leaders for
its 30th anniversary Hispanic Heritage Month
events, celebrating "Hispanic America: A
Legacy of Honor," October 1 - 3, 2007.
Hispanic Medal of Honor recipients, WWII veterans of El Paso's Company E,
and Latino veterans now serving in the U.S.
Congress highlighted the week's events.
Company E of El Paso, TX (141st Army Infantry Regiment, 36th Division)
were recognized during a Salute to Veterans
at the Public Policy Conference. Company E
was the only all-Chicano unit during World
Despite their heroism in confronting German forces, they still faced
discrimination at home. Company E members
Ricardo Palacios, Sr., accompanied by his
son, Ricardo Palacios, Jr., and David
Navarrete, son of Company E member Captain
Gabriel Navarrete, participated in the
Hispanic Members of Congress who have served in the military shared their
stories, including Congressmen Joe Baca,
Solomon Ortiz, Silvestre Reyes, and John
Forty Members of Congress, an unprecedented number, united to honor
Hispanic veterans at the 30th Annual Gala.
This year's Chairman's Award, selected by
CHCI Chairman, Hon. Joe Baca (CA-43),
honored all Hispanic veterans who have
served our country and pay tribute to three
of five living Hispanic Medal of Honor
recipients who were present, Alejandro
Renteria Ruiz, Rodolfo Perez Hernandez, and
In addition, Congressman Ciro Rodrigues will host a Summit on veterans as
part of the Public Policy Conference.