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Antonio L. Ayala, Sr. Oral History, 1987

Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00049

Scope and Contents

Antonio Luis Ayala, born on 22 August 1918, talks about his service (1942-46) and achievements in World War II. Mr. Ayala served in 9th Armor Division, fought in the Battle of Bastogne, was held as a prisoner of war and interrogated by the German SS. He also discusses his family and life growing up in McAllen, Texas, as well as his readjustment to civilian life following the war. Antonio passed away on 15 November 1994.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Ricardo Alfredo Villarreal. Digital transfer completed on 24 September 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.


  • Creation: 1987


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1 Files (ELIBR-0027)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

ELIBR 4.100
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