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Abel G Rubio

Abel Rubio was born in Goliad County, Texas. Orphaned at age ten, after the tragic deaths of his parents, brothers, and sisters in an automobile accident, he went to live with relatives. Rubio dropped out of school at fourteen to go on the migrant trail-first to pick cotton in Texas, later to Wisconsin to pick cherries and hoe corn, then to Indiana where Rubio harvested tomatoes. He returned to his native Texas and joined the United States Marine Corps in early 1947, volunteering for combat...See more