Christopher Rivera Wesley, Michael Aguon Vega

I'm planning on writing an article and giving a presentation on what the lives of these two soldiers and how their deaths in Iraq were discussed in order to better understand the Chamorro position today in relation to the United States and the military. I feel that in the way discourse was created around their deaths, and how no one made any public mention about the colonial status of Guam, or situated their service in the colonial history of Guam, we can see clearly how Chamorros join the military in order to become Americans, to achieve a sense of equality with the America that they are colonially cultured with.

If anyone knew either of these two men and wants to tell me about them as people, or make comments about their deaths please comment here or you can email me at Si Yu'us Ma'ase.


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