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Borinqueneer Award Ceremony – Connecticut Photo Gallery

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The  Congressional Gold Medal presented to Borinqueneers in attendance, sponsored by Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee

 

Last week, the Congressional Gold Medal was presented to the “Borinqueneers”.  In attendance was a delegation from Connecticut for the historic ceremony, including ‘Borinqueneers”  Jose Pickard and Celestino Cordova, who both served in the 65th military regiment during the Korean War.   The segregated infantry unit consisted of soldiers from Puerto Rico who fought valiantly in three wars for the United states, despite being subjected to discrimination and other harsh treatment.   Proud of their heritage, they nicknamed themselves the “Borinqueneers” as standing up for themselves.  This past week’s ceremony was the culmination ...

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‘Borinqueneers’ Finally Receive Their Congressional Gold Medal

Col. Manuel Siverio, right, and Sgt. Maj. Jose Colon, members of the Army's 65th Infantry Borinquereers, received the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, left, during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C, on April 13, 2016. Photo credit: Shawn Thew, EPA

Col. Manuel Siverio, right, and Sgt. Maj. Jose Colon, members of the Army’s 65th Infantry Borinquereers, received the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, left, during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C, on April 13, 2016. Photo credit: Shawn Thew, EPA

 

Finally, an Army regiment made up of Puerto Rican soldiers received its long-deserved recognition on Wednesday.

The 65th Infantry Regiment – which is known by the nickname “Borinqueneers” and fought and served in World War I, World War II and the Korean conflict – was honored at a ceremony at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., where ...

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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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