A well-known case of a horrific unjust act that occurred was the case of Private Felix Longoria which led to the American G.I. forum to take action. Private Longoria was a Mexican-American soldier that died during World War II. Four years after his death, his remains were shipped to his family in Texas. When his family tried to bury Private Longoria at the only local funeral home the funeral home refused because, “the whites wouldn’t like it” and that, “We just never made it a practice to let them Mexican Americans use the chapel and we don’t want to start now.” This event infuriated Dr. Hector P. Garcia. When someone goes off to war the government should not only have utmost respect for the soldier but for the family as well. In this case, after the media and politicians found out, they had Private Longoria buried in a national cemetery. But if it wasn’t because the family stood up and fought for the rights of deceased veteran Felix, he probably would’ve been buried in a cemetery far away from his family and without the merits of a veteran he earned by giving up his life for a country that did not protect him and his family nor community from discrimination.Veterans are twice as likely as the average American to be chronically homeless. In fact, more than a third of homeless individuals across the country are veterans — between 529,000 and 840,000, depending on the time of year, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. At this point, the number of homeless Vietnam veterans, male and female, is greater than the number of soldiers who died during the war.
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