by Rudy M. Lucero
The year 1950 was not much different from other years in the Old Pueblo (City of Tucson, Arizona).
Young men were unexpectedly coming together to march into an adventure which in a short period of time would completely change their lives.
They came from the different barrios, or neighborhoods, of the city - Barrio Anita, Barrio Hollywood, Barrio Libre, Barrio Crouger, Barrio El Hoyo, Barrio Milville, Barrio Pascua, and other parts of the city and surrounding areas. Some were still in high school - others, for different reasons, were not in school. Some were single and others were married. Their destiny was already in the making; they were all to fulfill their obligations as Marines - their calling was: THE KOREAN WAR. These are their stories:
Oral histories compiled by Ruben Moreno, Rudy Lucero and Annie M. Lopez
Los Chavalones of E- Company: Extraordinary Men in Extraordinary Events by Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez. Address given to the 40th Reunion of E Company, Tucson Arizona, July 28, 1990.
In addition to these oral histories, E-Company Marines Remembered booklet included four poems/songs. Visitors are invited to read them.