Wishing all members of the AGIF-US a Happy New Year to you and your families. Thank you for all your support this year and we look forward to working with all of you in 2024.

We want to thank the AGIF-US Boards, Committees, State Commanders and Chairwomen, Youth, and all of our members for what you do for the AGIF-US. 

Let's all work together in 2024 to increase our membership and to learn to agree to disagree.

God bless the American GI Forum

David Rodriguez, Sr.                                  Leona Flores

National Commander                                 National Chairwoman         



A Memorial Day Tribute


A Champion for Latino Veterans and Civil Rights: The Story of Dr. Hector P. Garcia  


In 1948  Latino military veterans in Texas exposed an ugly incident of racial discrimination with the case of  Private First Class Felix Longoria.   Pvt.  Felix Longoria served as an infantryman in the Pacific during World II and was  killed in 1945  by an enemy sniper in the waning days of the war in the Philippine Islands.

and a Happy New Year American GI Forum.

David Rodriguez                                             Leona Flores

National Commander                                      National Chairwoman


Latino civil rights leader will help remove Confederate symbols, names from military bases

Lawrence Romo heads a group formed to protect Mexican American World War II veterans from discrimination.






Lawrence Romo speaks during press conference.
Lawrence Romo speaks during a news conference on Jan. 29, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images

SAN ANTONIO — The leader of a national veterans' civil rights group formed to protect Mexican Americans from discrimination has been added to a commission tasked with devising a plan to remove Confederate names, monuments and symbols from military bases and assets.