Author Dave Gutierrez

"Patriots From The Barrio"

The true WWII story of the men that served in the U.S. Army's all Mexican American combat unit.

About Dave Gutierrez


Dave Gutierrez is a speaker, the writer, and author of the book "Patriots From The Barrio"  The true WWII story of the men that served in the U.S. Army's all Mexican American Combat unit. Dave's articles have been published in news letters, magazines, newspapers, and online publications. In 2019 he we was named President of Nuevo Mundo Historical and Genealogical Society of Silicon Valley.

My writing passion

I have a writing passion for Mexican American History, Genealogy, and World War II.  I'm looking to bring our positive stories to the world using any platform available.


"As Latino Americans we must improve at documenting and recording our own history, no one is going to do it for us."

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Dave Gutierrez to present at the National WWII Museum

Author Dave Gutierrez has been invited to present Patriots from the Barrio at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans on August 13 2020

Dave Gutierrez to Speak at the California Council for Social Studies Conference

Author Dave Gutierrez is the Keynote Speaker for LULAC Veteran's Program

Official U.S. Army Magazine features Patriots from the Barrio

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  Wilmer Valderrama Set to Produce Series About Mexican-American WWII Heroes

Hollywood Obtains Rights to Patriots from the Barrio

Hollywood Actor/Producer Wilmer Valderrama has obtained the exclusive film rights to Author Dave Gutierrez's true WWII story

Author Dave Gutierrez signs with Westholme Publishing

November 10 2017 - Dave Gutierrez has signed a deal to partner with Westholme Publishing to publish Patriots from the Barrio.  Westholme will be publishing a new edition of Gutierrez's self published true WWII story.

The True Story of the U.S. Army's all Mexican American Combat Unit in World War II

In 1939 there were two Texas National Guard units in El Paso Texas, Company E was composed entirely of Mexican Americans from the barrios of El Paso.  As more Mexican Americans joined the guard from south Texas, they were assigned to Company E.  Author Dave Gutierrez details the segregation and discrimination of the time and follows the men from the barrios of Texas to some of the most horrific battles in Italy during World War II.  The men of Company E were part of America's Greatest Generation.  Some enlisted, some were drafted, but serve they did and they served with distinction and pride not because they were Mexicans, but because they were American Patriots.  They just happened to be PATRIOTS From The BARRIO.

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Patriots From The Barrio


December 3 2019 - Bakersfield, CA.

Bakersfield College 1 pm

February 29 2020- Costa Mesa, CA

California Council for Social Studies Conference

August 13 2020 - New Orleans, LA

National WWII Museum


October 13 2019 - St. Louis, MO

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

August 4 2019 - San Jose, CA

San Jose Woman's Club 2-4pm

Event Details

Bonded by Heroes

Capt. John L. Chapin was the commanding officer of Company E.  Capt. Chapin was killed in action leading his men across the Rapido River in Italy.  In 2000 a new high school was opened in El Paso and named in his honor.  All of the men who served under his command are memorialized on a beautiful rotunda memorial.    

In 2014 Author Dave Gutierrez held his first book signing at Captain John L. Chapin Memorial High School  

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Author Dave Gutierrez

San Jose, California, United States