Question: Why is NACOPRW NY dedicating a webpage to Los Borínqueneers?
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 expression of heartfelt thanks from the General Director of the South Korean General Assembly (representing the South Korean Government) to the Borinqueneers (The 65th Infantry).
The 65th Defies the Government Shutdown of Korean War Memorial in D.C.