Historic Photo of the Day: Two Borinqueneers in Korea

“The 65th Infantry Regiment was composed entirely of Army soldiers from the island of Puerto Rico. For this reason they called themselves the Borinqueneers.” …. the main reason for granting US citizenship to Puerto Ricans …. to send them to war!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

The 65th Infantry Regiment was composed entirely of Army soldiers from the island of Puerto Rico. For this reason they called themselves the Borinqueneers.

They served in both World Wars, the Korean War, and the war on terror.

They fought so bravely, and sustained so many casualties, that they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014.

This photo was taken in Korea during the Korean War. There is something joyful yet sad about their flag. Just a few years earlier in 1948, Public Law 53 – aka the Law of the Muzzle – had been enacted in Puerto Rico.

That very flag, which they hold with such touching pride, was made illegal by Law 53. They could go to jail for 10 years, just for owning one.

These young men had to go to war, and risk their lives, to find a place where they could open their…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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