nationality, and want them to try to better themselves,” he says.
“In order for a country to
progress, and individual must progress first.”50
The Mexican Fighter Squadron 201 is recognized as the only Mexican fighter group to
participate in overseas combat. Their valor and accomplishments will forever bring pride to the
people of México. Not to mention the lesson that this has taught the world. We have learned that
international alliances are important, and that the “War of the Century” was a success due to the
effort of numerous countries (including 20 Latin American countries), and not solely because of
the military greatness of the United States.
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Pérez Gallardo, interview.