deportee http://kvpr.org en New Memorial Gives 'Deportees' Their Names http://kvpr.org/post/new-memorial-gives-deportees-their-names <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1948, a plane chartered by the U.S. Immigration Service crashed in Los Gatos Canyon, near </span>Coalinga<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Everyone on board died. Immediate news reports named the flight crew and an immigration officer, but referred to the passengers as “28 Mexican deportees.” The crash was immortalized by folk singer Woody Guthrie, who wrote a poem about the tragedy, and assigned symbolic names to the Mexican nationals. On Monday morning, those passengers were formally named and recognized.</span></p><p>---</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:44:12 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 20980 at http://kvpr.org New Memorial Gives 'Deportees' Their Names