How I met my Great-Great-Grandfather

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When I was a little boy, maybe 5 or 6 years old my parents took me to Carrizo Spring, Texas to visit my great-great-grandfather named Don Jesus Flores.

When we arrived at his house I noticed that he lived in a round straw hut. My father Enrique Flores Serrano told me that my great-great-grandfather was an Apache Indian. I gave him a hug and began to cry because it was the first time that I saw him. I saw that he was short, had dark skin, had shoulder-length hair, and wore a colorful band around his head. After the visit, I gave him another hug and left his house.


Enrique Ramirez Serrano Jr. is a 75-year-old Mexican-American man. He lived in Eagle Pass, Texas and served in Vietnam from June 1967 to June 1968 as a combat infantryman. From 1970 to 1974, he went to college to study criminal justice and graduated with a Criminal Justice degree from Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, Oregon. In 1977, he became a police officer for the Eagle Pass Police Department, Eagle Pass, Texas. He retired as a criminal investigator with a career of 27 years in law enforcement.  

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