posted by Manuel A.Tellechea at 6:57 AM
Mr. Tellechea,In the Miama Herald Oppenheimer Latin America Report dated July 6, 2006, you posted an article I originally published in Army magazine ("America's Hispanics in America's Wars, September 2002). The original article has a copyright and is the property of Army magazine.The article you posted has been altered from the original. Furthermore, and even worse, my biobraphy was altered as well.I am not, nor have I ever been or claimed to be a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, this Nation's highest award. Such a statement is not only false it verges on the criminal.I canthink of no reason why you would post an altered version of a previously published article along with a false biography of myself but will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume it was done in error.I would greatly appreciate you deleting the article you posted on Hispanics in the military along with the false biography posted on that website.Sincerely,Gilberto VillahermosaColonel, U.S. ArmyBrunssum, The Netherlands
Mr. Tellechea,Thank you for your quick response to my request and your kind email.I very much appreciate your blog and the attention you and others like you are trying to bring to Spanish-Americans, Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. We have served and died and are serving and dying in numbers disproportionated to our representation in the general population. For your information I am the son of an American soldier (who served in the U.S. Army's only all Hispanic regiment during the Korean war) and the father of an American soldier on his second tour in Iraq. We are all proud to be Hispanic and Americans.Sincerely,Gilberto VillahermosaColonel U.S. ArmyBrunssum, The Netherlands
I just read you post on the Jose Marti blog, and am curious as to what you think Jose Marti's response would be to the Exile community, to the Cuban's still on the island, and to the autrocities that castro has done to Cuba? Also, I think it would be neat to have a segment on how mr. guevara and Marti differ in ideology. I wonder: could there be a systematic pulling apart of "che's" doctrine through the lens and writings of Jose Marti?Of course the differences between Marti and mr. gevara are obvious, but I think many out there tend to take the differences for granted.It's just a thought, and something I haven't seen anyone blog on yet!
muchacho y tu estas vivo todavia , Manuel
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