Corrido de Jose y Jorge

Another war steals our Raza's future

By A Chicano Viet Nam Veteran
Published on LatinoLA: March 31, 2003

Corrido de Jose y Jorge

The following excerpt is adapted from Daniel Valdez's "Corrido de Richard Campos" which was written for one of the first Chicanos from Califas killed in Viet Nam.

It is dedicated to Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, age 21, from Orange and Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzales, age 20, from Los Angeles, both killed in action near Nasiriya, Iraq on March 23, 2003.

Que en paz descansen.

"You are dead, Jose y Jorge, you are gone.
You are dead, and I bid you good-bye.
But now that you're gone, there's a doubt in my mind.
What would have happened if you never would have died?

Would they treat you the same?
Or send you on your way with a medal stuck in your hand.
Saying "Thank you, boy, thank you very much,
You have paid your debt to Uncle Sam."

Now should a man
Should he have to kill
In order to live
Like a human being
In this country?"

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