Hispanic/Latinos in the 
Afghanistan and Iraq War
2002-06

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      Latino U.S.Army recruiters at Miami's Calle Ocho
      Festival, March 2004.
 
     Latino U.S. Army sergeant, speaking Spanish,
     recruits Latino youths at Miami's Calle Ocho
     Festival, March 2004.

 

Casualties


Capt. Aaron J. Contreras
Lance Cpl. José Gutiérrez
Cpl. José Angel Garibay

 
Pfc. Francisco A. Martínez
Cpl. Jorge A. González
Cpl. Jesús A. González

 
Pfc. Juan Garza Jr.
Cpl. Armando A. González
Staff Sgt. Riayan Tejeda

 
Cpl. Jesús Medellín
Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramírez
Lance Cpl. Andy Avilés

 
Sgt. Duane Rios
Cpl. Erik Silva
Pfc. Francisco Martinez Flores

 
Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez
Lance Cpl. Jesus Suarez del Solar
Sgt. Joe J. Garza

 
Sgt. Edward Anguiano

 
Funeral of Sgt. Duane Rios, Griffith, Indiana.

 
Karina Lau

 

Persian Gulf War Latino POW/MIAs as of April 28, 2003
Ariz. Marine Killed
Conflict with Iraq: Study shows 20 percent of war deaths are blacks
Cong. Charles Rangel Pays tribute to Sgt. Riayan Tejeda
Continúan saliendo soldados boricuas hacia Irak
Editorial: Americans in death
Fallen Marine wanted to give back to adopted country
Family Recalls Marine as 'One of the Strongest'
Family says Texas soldier, last of Iraq MIAs, found dead
Father of fallen Escondido Marine thanks community
Fighting 'Their War'
Heridos dos soldados boricuas en Irak
'He's gone. I'll never see my baby again'
Hialeah Marine is killed in Iraq accident
'I want to reach for the sky'
Immigrant veterans see themselves in Garibay
Immigrants Fight for U.S., Deserve Welcome
LA Cardinal Urges Citizenship for Immigrant Troops
Latinos Gave Their Lives to New Land
Marine called pregnant wife in Dade hours before death
Marine O.C.'s first to die in Iraq
Marines aided Cuban; now he helps in Iraq
Marine's Family Came First, His Brother Says
Marine's Rites Become a Forum for Citizenship
Non-citizen patriots deserve better
One of Their Own: Loved ones mourn Cpl. Gonzalez's death
Salt Lake City Grapples With Illegal Immigration
Sergeant killed in accident
Soldiers Can Die But Can't Vote; Puerto Ricans Serve Without Representation
Soldier's hometown grieves, remembers after receiving news
Temecula resident killed in Iraq
21-year-old Fort Worth Marine killed by enemy fire
U.S. Army Recruiter Crosses Mexico Border
U.S. Latino troops march to salsa beat in Iraq
War's Toll Paid Close To Home
Town struggles to absorb war's ultimate cost (Karina Lau)
Family extols Apopka man killed in Iraq
Mexican-born soldiers take separate paths home
Mexico Troops Interrupt Funeral of Marine
Mexicans Disrupt Marine's Funeral
Hollywood father burned after being told son died in Iraq
Father of dead Marine won't be charged with setting fire to van
Regresó de Irak como un héroe y ahora enfrenta la deportación
Cae otro boricua en suelo iraquí
Más de 2,300 boricuas activos en la guerra
Poor Salvadorans Chase the 'Iraqi Dream'
Reclutan a ex militares colombianos para ir a Irak
Hispanic recruitment increases in military
 

POINT/COUNTERPOINT
The next time some Latino starts to whine about how bad things are–tell him about Marine Lance Corporal Gutierrez
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