World War II
September 3rd, 1939 - August 15th, 1945
Effects on Texas
750,000 Texans served in the war and 22,000 Texans died. Admiral Chester Mimitz was the main leader of the Texas military but led the whole U.S. Military. Texas oil helped the war greatly. Texas played such a big role in the war that it started urbanization in Texas. Texans moved to large cities to get good jobs during the war. Cleto Rodriguez from San Antonio was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.