Armando Rodriguez, WWII vet who served 4 U.S. presidents, dies

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Armando Rodriguez, WWII vet who served 4 U.S. presidents, dies

President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with Armando Rodriguez of San Diego after he was sworn as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Nov. 30, 1978, at the White House in Washington. Rodriguez, a Mexican immigrant and World War II veteran went on served under four American presidents while pressing for civil rights, died Sunday. He was 97.

Armando Rodriguez, WWII vet who served 4 U.S. presidents, dies

President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with Armando Rodriguez of San Diego after he was sworn as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Nov. 30, 1978, at the White House in Washington. Rodriguez, a Mexican immigrant and World War II veteran went on served under four American presidents while pressing for civil rights, died Sunday. He was 97.

Armando Rodriguez, WWII vet who served 4 U.S. presidents, dies

Armando Rodriguez, foreground, director of the Office of Education, part of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, led demonstrators on May 5, 1969, in front of the Columbia Broadcasting Company’s Washington studios to protest what they called “the mass media’s continued discrimination and demeaning characterizations of Mexican-Americans.”
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