Faustino Guinto

As Interviewed by Natalie Chau, March 17, 2018
"Every now and then we would see bodies floating, those were casualties of the fight, of the battle. They would just throw them in the river."
Faustino Guinto

Introductory Profile: About Faustino Guinto

I interviewed Faustino Guinto, my grandpa. He was born in 1937 in the Philippines, in a small farming community. He had a rough childhood in an area of poverty and was exposed to things that many people aren't exposed to in their lifetime. In his teenage years, he immigrated to the United States of America. He worked his way up and eventually became neuroradiologist. Later in his career, he became a professor of neuroradiology at the University of Texas in Galveston. He worked really hard to get to the spot that he once was at, and I admire and look up to him for that.

I interviewed him about his childhood at the time of WWll. About certain memories and experiences that have stuck with him. He was only about 3 at the start of WWll, which you can probably imagine was very traumatic. His father and Grandfather both served and he grew up without a father figure, so he had to step up at a young age.The struggles that he had to overcome have all made him an extremely strong and kind person, which is one of the reasons that I look up to him the most.