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History Club explores ancestors’ lives, welcomes new blood

History Club explores ancestors’ lives, welcomes new blood - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Jose Moreno, far right, and his battalion on a ship heading to Normandy June 6, 1944. Moreno is the great-uncle of History Club president Carlos Talavera. Photo courtesy of the History Club

History Club officials discuss the challenges of running a club virtually, possible misconceptions about the organization and their fascination with their ancestors’ roles in major historical events.

The transcript can be found here.

 

Jose Moreno, great-uncle  of History Club president Carlos Talavera, getting ready to be deployed to Normandy.

 

John Nelson Terrell Sr. served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. Terrell is the great-uncle of History Club vice president Dylan Merten. Photo Courtesy of the History Club

 

Martin R. Pennartz, an ancestor of History Club vice president Dylan Merten, poses with his rifle. Pennartz was with the 356th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during World War II. Photo Courtesy of the History Club

 

Martin R. Pennartz poses while he rides a horse. Pennartz was with the 356th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during World War II. Photo Courtesy of the History Club

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Brandon Hossaini
Brandon Hossaini
Brandon Hossaini is a junior communications major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He currently works as a reporter for The Mesquite. In his free time, he enjoys computer gaming, video editing, watching YouTube videos, and traveling. Brandon plans to pursue a career in directing and or television writing when he graduates. He also will go to film school to gain more experience.

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