Living in Virginia Beach, working at Mortgage Movement, for the past five years.
I was born in Edinburg Texas, in my early years I was working mostly in the cotton fields, I was born into a family of migrant workers
. Then at nineteen I was drafted into the Army, after my training, I was send to Germany, it was just too cold so I transferred to a hotter place. I volunteered, for Vietnam, there was a War going on so I wanted to do my part, spent a year there.
Then left for the big apple New York City, I worked in a Mexican Restaurant called Pancho Villa’s, my brother Roman Chapa was part owner. I worked there for five years, Meanwhile I got married. I opened a restaurant In Asbury Park NJ, with my brother,
Half block from the Stone Pony, where Bruce Springsteen got started, then opened another restaurant in Huntington New York, where Harry Chapin, and Billy Joe’ live-in. I coached Soccer, boys, and girls for over twenty five years, sold my Restaurant, and then left for Virginia.
My name will always be there outside, Huntington Town Hall, the city I always will Love, they build a momentum honoring the men who serve in Vietnam.