Citation
Sergeant William "Billy" Gallegos

Material Information

Title:
Sergeant William "Billy" Gallegos
Series Title:
Latinos/Hispanics in Colorado Collection ;
Creator:
Garcia, Shannon
Garcia, Shannon
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : ; 13 X 18 cm. (5 x 7 in.)

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Mexican Americans -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Denver ( lcsh )
Mexican Americans -- 1980-1990
Hispanic Americans -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Denver ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- 1980-1990
Soldiers -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Denver ( lcsh )
Soldiers ( lctgm )
Hostages -- Pictorial works -- Iran ( lcsh )
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981 ( lcsh )
Hostages ( lctgm )
Parades -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Denver ( lcsh )
Parades & processions ( lctgm )
Pictorial works -- Denver (Colo.) ( lcsh )
Denver (Colo.) -- 1980-1990
Genre:
Black-and-white photographs. ( aat )
Photographic prints. ( gmgpc )
Imaged. ( local )
picture ( marcgt )
Black-and-white photographs ( aat )
Photographic prints ( gmgpc )
Imaged ( local )

Notes

Summary:
Mexican American, Sergeant William "Billy" Gallegos stands in the back of a convertible automobile in a parade in his honor in Denver, Colorado. Gallegos, in uniform, a Marine Corps Sergeant and former guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, was held hostage for 444 days.
Additional Physical Form:
Image File:
Funding:
Digitization sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act and the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library.
General Note:
Source: loan, Shannon Garcia, owner, 2010.
General Note:
Content derived from inventory prepared by Dana EchoHawk.
General Note:
Title derived from inventory.
General Note:
From inventory: "Sgt. William "Billy"Gallegos, 22 a United States Marine Corp guard was one of 52 hostages held in Iran for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981. After being released and returning home to Colorado, Billy led multiple parades to celebrate his homecoming, this one in Denver."

Record Information

Source Institution:
Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
664560039 ( OCLC )
AUR-2147
ocn664560039