Ernest Eguia


Age: 95

Summary: World War II veteran and civil rights activist who was a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens for 67 years and helped to organize a November 21, 1963 Houston event featuring President John F. Kennedy (who was assassinated the next day in Dallas), and who also participated in an oral history project at the University of Texas, where he talked about his military service overseas, returning home, and his quest for equal treatment for Hispanics.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: November 17, 1919

Died: May 3, 2015

Houston, Texas