Estevan Rojo with Children

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Title

Estevan Rojo with Children

Alternative Title

Rojo Family

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida

Description

Estevan Rojo dressed in his military uniform sits in between his standing children. A first generation American, Rojo joined the United States Army during the First World War. He served as a wagoner in the 119th Field Artillery. During the war, the 119th supported the 32nd and 79th Divisions, as well as others when needed. While deployed to France, he fought in the battles of Chateau-Thierry and the Meuse-Argonne. After the war, Rojo returned home and worked as a builder and a painter. He died on April 25, 1961, and was buried at Bay Pines National Cemetery Section 36, Row 3, Site 9.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for K-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph: Rojo Family.

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image/jpg

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170 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

The Rojo Family

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Rojo Family and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Stoddard, James

Source Repository

Rojo Family

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.

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