Task Force Montagua

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James E Hogan Ms. Petersen English 280 Task Force Montagua: New Horizons II "And that's when my consciousness was born" -Rigoberta Menchu' In the early part of 1999 Guatemala was hit with both a hurricane and an earthquake. The United States government agreed to activate troops to be sent to Guatemala and several of its neighbors. My unit, being Military Police, was sent to provide force protection for all American service members working in and around Guatemala. …

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…all the time and all these people want is to be able to eat and celebrate their culture. Our mission of force protection was a success as far as the leadership is concerned. I think it is a failure though, we left four American GI's behind because some corporation paid some congressman so they could get outstanding virtually free labor. I would love to see congress explain this to the family's of the lost soldiers.