Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church lost 12 men in the Vietnam War.
This is the story of pride and heartbreak in a close-knit South Side community. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Chicago’s first and oldest Mexican-American parish, lost 12 young men in the Vietnam War during a brutal five-year period.
Joe Cervantez remembers his brother, Edward “Eddy” Cervantez, a White Sox Bat Boy and a Vietnam Soldier who was killed in action.
Our Lady of Guadalupe was the first Mexican American church in Chicago and a spiritual and cultural center for the South Chicago community.
Our Lady of Guadalupe parish remembers the 12 young men who died in the in the Vietnam War.