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Calderon / His Military Service and Spending Time in Japan

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EC: This was during the Korean War (June 25th, 1950 – July 27th, 1953), you didn’t go to Korea at all? LC: No, I went to Newfoundland, and from there, I came back, and then I went back to Japan, and I stayed in Japan for three years as well. At first in Nagoya, Japan, and then a year and a half in Tokyo. EC: When did you and your wife meet? LC: 1950s. A friend of mine came to me, and he said, “look, I want you to accompany a young lady,” and I didn’t know who the young lady was. She was a nurse. EC: For the record can you say your wife’s name? LC: Victoria Liverata Coya. EC: So, you met Victoria through mutual friends? LC: Yeah, through my squadron, and I liked her. We sat there and talked cause she wouldn’t dance. EC: She doesn’t dance? LC: She didn’t know how. I had to teach her. EC: So, you and your wife, you traveled while you were in the air force, you got to see all these amazing places. At what point did you come back to Del Rio? LC: I came back in the 1950s. I was stationed in Fort Sam. EC: How was San Antonio? LC: I enjoyed my time. It was funny because I didn’t have to exercise or do this or that. All I had to do was go to work. EC: Did you live in Fort Sam? LC: I lived off base first. Then we moved in.

Interview Interview with Eulalio Calderon
Subjects Family › Marriage
Military › Korean War
Tags Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
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Interview date 2016-07-28
Interview source CRBB Summer 2016
Interviewees Calderon, Lalo
Locations San Antonio, Texas
Tokyo, Japan
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
Duration 00:03:33
Citation "His Military Service and Spending Time in Japan," from Lalo Calderon oral history interview with ,  July 28, 2016, Del Rio, TX, Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database,, accessed November 26, 2022