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Connecticut Puerto Ricans Celebrate their Role In This Country’s History

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Borinqueneer Joe Pickard meets the Governor of Puerto Rico who was among the dignitaries attending the dedication.


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At the end of a week, when hopes were raised that the 65-year-old Korean War might officially end, in New Britain a celebration and the spotlight was on the Puerto Rican soldiers whose honor and fidelity helped preserve democracy in South Korea before a tenuous armistice in 1953.

At a small park along Farmington Avenue, scores of dignitaries and several hundred spectators gathered Saturday, April 28 forĀ  a “ribbon cutting” ceremony for a new monument to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of the storied 65th Infantry Regiment, a largely volunteer ...

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‘Borinqueneers’ Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Updates And Fund Raising For Ceremony

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These are exciting times for the Borinqueneers legacy! It does not get any better than this! WEPA! (woo-hoo!)

The following are updates to the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington D.C. Our aim is to ensure EVERYONE that is interested in attending the DC ceremony is informed.

Gold Medal Ceremony Schedule – The Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony is designated for this coming APRIL 13, 2016 at the Capitol Visitors Center, Washington D.C.. There is currently a congressional resolution waiting protocol approval for this date to be confirmed. You can track the progress of the resolution by clicking here: Borinqueneers CGM Ceremony Resolution ...

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Congress To Present Congressional Gold Medal to the ‘Borinqueneers’ on April 13th

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On Wednesday, April 13, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, for its pioneering military service, devotion to duty, and many acts of valor in the face of adversity.

The 65th Infantry is a Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army that bravely fought and served the U.S. during times of combat, including World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. For its extraordinary service to the nation in the Korean War, the soldiers of the Regiment earned one Medal of Honor, nine Distinguished Service Crosses, approximately 250 Silver ...

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