Commonwealth Honors Puerto Rican Regiment

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‘BORINQUENEERS’, aka 65th Puerto Rican Infantry Regiment, veterans whose unit served heroically in three wars, rallied at Korean War Memorial on Front Street last Sunday.

‘BORINQUENEERS’, aka 65th Puerto Rican Infantry Regiment, veterans whose unit served heroically in three wars, rallied at Korean War Memorial on Front Street last Sunday.

For the first time in Pennsylvania’s history, the  Governor’s Office (Major General Wesley E. Craig), State Senate (Mike Stack), House of Representatives (Angel Cruz), Philadelphia City Council (Maria Quinones-Sanchez) and members of the Latin American Post 840 of the American Legion honored the 65th Infantry Regiment (known as the Borinqueneers).

Presenting the Proclamation for the Governor’s Office, the Adjutant General and Commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard, was  Major General Wesley E. Craig. The 65th Infantry Fighting Regiment is the only Hispanic-segregated Active-Duty military unit in U.S. history and soldiers,  mostly from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The 65th Infantry played a prominent role in three U.S. Wars, World War 1, II and Korean conflict.

“This event to honor the 65th Infantry Regiment is exceedingly significant because it’s leading the pathway for other members of the US Congress representing the Commonwealth to Co-Sponsor HR 1726,” sajd Juvencio Gonzalez, Chair, Public Relations Committee, Latin American Post 840. 

HR 1726 was introduced by Congressmen Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and Pedro Pierluisi (D-P.R.).  S 1174 was introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and seven originating co-sponsors (Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Rob Menendez (D-N.J.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Fla.).  Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Congressman Robert Brady (D-Pa.) are co-sponsors in Pennsylvania.

“Today, we can say thanks to our members George and Juvencio for heading our efforts in the region – we are that much closer to declaring ‘fait accompli.’ We ask friends and members of the 65th Infantry Regiment to join us all in this historical event hosted by the Commonwealth,” said Jose M. Melendez, Post Commander for the Latin American Post 840.

 

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