Memorial Day Honor: The Borinqueneers

The 65th Infantry Regiment …. the Puerto Rican flag flies overseas, in in one of the many American wars!


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On this Memorial Day, we honor the Borinqueneers. 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. And today we honor them…

During the Korean War, the Borinqueneers were awarded 10 Distinguished Service Crosses, 256 Silver Stars, 606 Bronze Stars, and 2,771 Purple Hearts.

The names of those killed in combat are inscribed in El Monumento de la Recordación (Monument of Remembrance), in front of the Capitol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico also honored the Borinqueneers by naming one of its principal avenues in San Juan as La 65 de Infantería.

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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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