9/11, Mexican American Veterans Remembered

A moment of silence is taken in memory of 9/11, and the contributions of Mexican Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces at the Yost Theater today.

The documentary The Longoria Affair, concerning the discrimination of Felix Longoria and other Mexican American servicemen during and after the second World War, is shown as part of the commemorations.

Actor and dramatist Louie Olivos Jr (pictured below) dropped by the Yost to talk about his family’s involvement in the U.S. military and their ownership of the Yost theater, which began in 1952, and to mention stories of some of the entertainers that came to the Yost and Orange County including Mexican singer Pedro Infante and Cuban composer and orchestra director Dámaso Pérez Prado, the original mambo king, who Olivos brought to the OC Fairgrounds.




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