La Canoa Legacy Talks - Patriots from the Barrio


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This event was part of the La Canoa lecture series, presented by UNM's Center for Regional Studies and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Author Dave Gutierrez discusses his book, Patriots from the Barrio, the true story of Company E 141st Infantry, the only all Mexican American U.S. Army unit in WWII. Mr. Gutierrez originally self-published his book in 2014. In September of 2017, Hollywood actor/producer Wilmer Valderrama obtained the film rights to the book. Westholme Publishing released a new edition of the book in May 2018.


Dave Gutierrez is a professional researcher, historical presenter, and writer. His articles have appeared in publications including American Legion and War History Online. Recognized by both the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin and the El Paso Museum of History for his groundbreaking work on Company E, he also specializes in genealogical research, Mexican American history, and World War II studies. Dave and his family reside in San Jose, California.

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