Richard E. Cavazos
U.S. Army Four-Star General

Born: January 31, 1929

Mexian American Richard E. Cavazos was born and raised in Kingsville, TX. Richard was active in the ROTC program while he attended Texas Technological University. After graduating from college, Cavazos became a lieutenant with the 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War. The 65th, was a minority unit comprised mostly of soldiers from Puerto Rico. Even though Cavazos' regiment fought courageously and earned praise from General MacArthur, there were times that men in the regiment experienced racism and segregation when they were not in battle.

Richard overcame the prejudice he experienced during the Korean War and went on to become one of the most respected generals—Hispanic or otherwise—in the military. Cavazos won many honors and high praise from famed military men like General Colin Powell and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

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