Lionel Rocha Holmes Memorial DNA Fund

Lionel Rocha Holmes (1919-2017) was an important part of the Sacramento, CA Portuguese community.

He was one of the founders of the Portuguese Historical & Cultural Society (PHCS), a former PHCS president, former Cabrillo Club president, author of Portuguese Pioneers of the Sacramento Area, the editor of O Progresso which is the quarterly newsletter of the PHCS, and a recipient of the Gold Medal of Merit awarded by the Portuguese government for his active role and contributions to the Portuguese community.

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