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Sarmiento Family, July 1970-December 1970

 Series 12

Pedro Sarmiento (1905-1998) worked for the U.S. Army in the Philippines and married Cresenciana Calvelo (1908-1979) in 1931. During World War II earned a Bronze Medal and Purple Heart. He fought in the Battle of Bataan and was captured as a prisoner of war. After the war the family lived where Pedro was stationed, but settled in Chevy Chase, D.C., when he retired in 1957. Pedro and Cresenciana's son, Pedro David, Jr., was born in 1933 in Manila. He married Clavelina (Lee) Quidangen (b. 1934) (see Series 6, above) and worked as a spectroscopist at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center for 21 years. Clavelina taught high school in Prince George's County for 30 years. One of Pedro and Cresenciana's children, Rafael (Larry) (b. 1937), received a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1975 from American University and worked on pesticides for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 30 years. Another son, Anthony (Tony), worked in Washington, D.C., Mayor Walter Washington's Youth Office, in the late 1970s and then worked for the AFL-CIO (1).

This series includes digitized versions of two photographs donated by Anthony Sarmiento on April 30, 2016. One photo depicts the Sarmiento family at Christmas at home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in December 1970 and the other shows Anthony Sarmiento with others at a discussion group held at the youth center of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in July 1970. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Rafael Sarmiento, Pedro Sarmiento Jr., Crescenciana Sarmiento, Vicente Sarmiento, Maria S. Sarmiento, Anthony Sarmiento, Maria H. Sarmiento, Pedro D. Sarmiento, and Jordan Davis and Rickey Hart from the D.C. Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. The images are only available online. This series is arranged alphabetically by image title.

  1. (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 40, 41, 51, 92, 98, 121.


  • July 1970-December 1970

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