Ruben B. Salcido


Pedro Quiroz


Class Project

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Civil Service employee. Born in Sanderson, Texas, February 15, 1922, Mr. Ruben B. Salcido came to El Paso, Texas, in 1929. His parents came from Mexico around 1900. Mr. Salcido's father worked the railroads in Victoria, Sanderson, and El Paso, where he retired a mechanic by trade, Mr. Salcido is a World War II veteran who participated in the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach. He works at Fort Bliss, Texas, for the German Air Defense School. He has a seventh grade education with an equivalent high school GED rating, altough he has no diploma.

Summary of Interview

Biography; the Depression; World War II; discrimination.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

1 hour

Tape Number

No. 280

Transcript Number

No. 280

Length of Transcript

16 pages

Interview Number

No. 280

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