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'On Two Fronts' documents Latinos fighting for the US, equal rights




Uniformed Marines in formation. These servicemembers during the Vietnam War were from Morenci, Arizona.
Uniformed Marines in formation. These servicemembers during the Vietnam War were from Morenci, Arizona.
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This year marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. The impact of the almost 20-year conflict continues to be felt by the people who fled, the people who fought and families around the world.

The new documentary "On Two Fronts" brings the untold stories of Latino service members.

"We're looking at the struggles that Latinos in general had at home pursuing equality and civil rights, while at the same time being asked to serve their country," said filmmaker Mylène Moreno,

Serving in the military runs deep into the blood of Vietnam veteran Oscar Urrea. His father, an immigrant to the U.S. from Mexico, was adamant that his family give back to his new home.

"My dad would always say, 'I came into this country a free person and all my children are going to serve this country when they're born here,'" recalls Urrea.

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