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

BIO

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.

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.

Quote

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

Breaking News

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

El Paso Times Article

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


 http://deadline.com/2017/09/wilmer-valderrama-patriots-from-the-barrio-book-film-tv-rights-1202179376/


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.


http://www.westholmepublishing.com/

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.

WATCH Book Trailer

Patriots From The Barrio

Events

April 21st:   El Paso Texas

El Paso History Radio Show (Live) KTSM 690am 10am-12pm


May 25th:   Del Rio Texas

Casa De La Cultura 6:00pm located at 302 Cantu St. Del Rio, TX  78840


May 26th: Dallas Texas

Latino Cultural Center 2:00 pm 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX  75204


May 27th: Austin Texas

Texas Military Forces Museum 12:30 pm 2200 W 35th St. Austin TX 78703 


June 2nd: Bakersfield California

Barnes and Noble Book Store 2:00pm 4001 California Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309

No upcoming events.

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  


Part II: https://youtu.be/D7_hVDUCdII


Part III:  https://youtu.be/wuQqx3xq-f8

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Contact Dave

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Author Dave Gutierrez

San Jose, California, United States