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Woman Finds Aid Through American GI Forum
By Vincent T. Davis, SA Express News  

SAN ANTONIO — At the end of December, Rebecca Plimpton and her young son were weeks from being homeless.

She'd just graduated from Ashford University, but there wasn't enough money from her minimum-wage job and Army reservist duty pay for Plimpton and her 6-year-old son to get by.

The possibility of a bleak future changed when she heard Chelsea McKinney of the American GI Forum speak at a weekend
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Happy 66th Anniversary  

March 26, 1948-March 26-2014 

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San Antonio, Texas is the Site
Texas AGIF Prepared for 2014 National Conference

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: An Invitation Join Us: I am pleased to invite you to join us in San Antonio, Texas for our 66th Annual National Conference. The American GI Forum, the largest and only Federally Chartered Hispanic Veterans Family Organization in the country, will meet in San Antonio provide information on Veterans and to address important issues impacting our veteran’s community.

With a theme of “Honoring our Wounded Warriors and their Families,” our 66th National Conference is scheduled for July 30 to August 2, 2014. San Antonio, Texas, the beautiful Alamo City. Come and help us honor our Wounded Warriors. Read More>


2014 AGIF State Conference in Seguin Selects Miss Austin as Miss Texas AGIF 
Gil Rodriguez, State Office

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc Report: SEGUIN, TX – The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., has just concluded the business of the Texas organization for another year. Included was the selection of Miss Monica Herrera as 2014 Miss Texas AGIF to represent Texas at the National Conference Miss National AGIF competition. Monica Herrera, is the daughter of Steve and Thelma Herrera. Monica graduated as valedictorian from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, TexasShe will be studying neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University starting in the fall. She spends her time volunteering as an adult leader for the youth program at St. Paul Catholic Church. This summer, she will be interning through the Smithsonian program at Austin’s Thinkery Museum. Monica is a member of the Austin Youth Chapter in Austin Texas. Read More> Photos>

On American GI Forum Anniversary, Sen. Cornyn Introduces Resolution Honoring Founder Hector P. Garcia

Resolution Commends the Mission of Garcia and the Forum to End Discrimination of U.S. Veterans

American GI Forum Report: WASHINGTON, DC—On the anniversary of the founding of the American GI Forum, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today introduced a resolution honoring founder Hector P. Garcia and commending the mission, goals and ideals of the American GI Forum. Read More> 

San Marcos to Host Annual July 4th Firecracker Golf Tourney

American GI Forum of Texas Inc.: SAN MARCOS, TX – Chapter Commander Randy Padilla has announced that the Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Scholarships and Veterans is set for July 4th at Quail Creek Country Club, 2701 Airport Hwy, in San Marcos.

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World War II Generation of Mexican-Americans Made Huge Strides in Civil Rights Movement
By Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez 

For the Mexican-American World War II generation, the call for action arrived at different times:

In Corpus Christi, physician Hector P. Garcia, recovering from a serious kidney ailment in 1947, listened to Spanish-language radio as veterans complained they were refused veterans services, and grew incensed. Enough. Read More>  

AGIF/TX, Robstown Officals, Residents Celebrate Dedication of the American GI Forum Village $12M Renovation

CORPUS CHRISTI — South Texas officials gathered in Robstown at noon Friday, February 28th to dedicate the newly renovated American GI Forum Village. National Commander Luis Vazquez Contez and National Chairwoman Patsy Vazquez Contes as well as State Commander John Martinez, State Chairwoman Tina L. Olivares and State and National Youth Chair Stephanie Lefthand were present at the opening ceremony of the American GI Forum Village. Many commanders, chairs, and members from local and out-of-town chapters were also present. Article>   Photos>

From the AGIF Women

AGIF Awards Scholarships to Veterans on the Anniversary of Founder's 100th Birthday
Beatrice Perez Women's Chapter

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., Corpus Chrisiti, TX – Members of the American GI Forum State and National joined the Beatrice Perez Women’s Chapter as they celebrated the 100th anniversary of their founder’s birthday Friday January 17, 2014  with their annual Veterans Scholarship Awards Ceremony.Read Article>>  See Photos>

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