One of the least told stories in American history has been the contribution Mexicans and Chicanos made to World War 2 and the Vietnam War. You can read more about some of those contributions both here and here.
However, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and pays tribute in a way no other medium can.
Below are 12 pictures of Chicano and Mexican war veterans who fought to defend the freedoms Americans continue to hold dear.
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