Patriots from the Barrio Lecture and Book Signing Event
Dave Gutierrez is the writer and author of the book Patriots from the Barrio, the true story of Company E 141st Infantry: a Mexican American Army unit in WWII. The Texas National Guard Unit served in North Africa and spearheaded the allied landing at Salerno Italy. Dave originally self-published his book in 2014. In September of 2017 Hollywood Actor/Producer Wilmer Valderrama obtained the film rights to the book. Westholme Publishing has now released a new edition of the book. The author will discuss the story, the research, his writing journey, and getting Hollywood’s attention.