In 2021 we saw here the story of Andrés Pereiro García, a Galician emigrant who went to the US with his mother and older brother.
Andrés' story was recovered thanks to the excellent YouTube channel Tropa Guripa, dedicated to military history and which has also dedicated several videos to two other Galicians who fought in the US Army in the Western European theater of operations: Manuel Otero Martínez (fallen in Normandy on June 6, 1944) and Adolfo Fernández Fernández, who survived the war.
Andrés Pereiro was born in Mera, in the town of Oleiros (La Coruña), in 1923, and the event that caused his departure to the United States, where his father was already working, was the outbreak of the Civil War Spanish in 1936. After the entry of the United States into World War II in December 1941, Andrés - who changed his name to Andrew - was called up, enlisting in the 29th Infantry Division of the US Army. Andrés died in combat in Brittany (France) on September 1, 1944, when he was 21 years old. He is buried in the Saint-James British-American Military Cemetery, Normandy.
Yesterday, Tropa Guripa released an excellent short film that recreates the life of Andrés Pereiro. The film, with a very good staging, a fabulous script and a considerable deployment of resources, has had the collaboration of Galicia Railway Museum and two historical recreation groups of Galicia: Northwest Paratroops GRH and the Asociación Histórico Cultural "The Royal Green Jackets" (the video is in Spanish but has English subtitles, you can activate them in the bottom bar of the player):
Once again, my congratulations to the author of Tropa Guripa, Óscar Galansky, for this excellent film and for all the work he has been doing for years on that great channel, to which I recommend you subscribe.
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