Question: Why is NACOPRW NY dedicating a webpage to Los Borínqueneers?
They are an essential part of our history as Puerto Ricans. Veterans of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, the unit of Puerto Rican soldiers that served in World War I, World War II and Korean War were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony at Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol. These soldiers, known as the “Borinqueneers,” answered the nation’s call to serve at a time when the military was still segregated. They were the largest, longest standing and only active duty segregated Latino military unit in U.S. history.
Here are some facts regarding them which are not well known:
- An overview of the Korean War, and the 65th Infantry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Lin7yNSoQ&nohtml5=False
- A formal expression of Gratitude honoring the 65th Infantry from the General Director of the Korean National Assembly Sang Soo Jeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QknWd9bIjQs&nohtml5=False
- The 65th Infantry Honor Task Force vs. a 2013 Government Shutdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm0d3zsN2Xc&nohtml5=False
- A website dedicated to The 65th Infantry: http://www.borinqueneers.org/
- Their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BORINQUENEERS/
- The 65th Infantry Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/27011/65th-infantry-boriqueneers-receive-congressional-gold-medal/
This page will be dedicated to shared interests and projects between NACOPRW NY and Los Borínqueneers. If you have ideas and you are not a member of our Chapter, you may contact me (press the button on the bottom of this page) and I will submit your recommendation to President Centeno. Click on the title of this page to visit their website.
Unidos, Nosotros Venciéremos! Together, we will win.
Derick Centeno, Webmaster.