God blessed Noemi, Raquel and their team with the vision, talent, resources and patience to tell a story that would have otherwise been buried forever. By bringing this to the light, you have removed 50 years of uncertainty, disappointment and maybe even a little shame from those who served with honor, but who resolved never to speak of these events.
My father is a Borinqueneer and he and 3 of his fellow Borinqueneers received their recognition from a grateful Puerto Rican community at the San Antonio screening.
The Borinqueneers is a MUST SEE for every Puerto Rican. Our history is significant and an object of great pride. But we can't celebrate what we don't know.
Buy it, borrow it, watch it, host or attend a screening... but don't let anything keep from viewing The Borinqueneeers! It will touch you.
A sincere thank you from a proud and grateful daughter!
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND PUERTO RICO
SINCERELY YOURS,ERNESTO J. MARRERO
ENGLISH TRANSLATION:I went with my wife, Catalina, to a very famous restaurant here in Orlando. I was wearing the 65th Infantry shirt and hat. The meal cost about $60. They would not take my money. They told me that I was a National Hero and they did not want to take my money. All the veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment appreciate the work you have done all these years. Without your efforts many people would not have known about the accomplishments of the 65th Infantry Regiment. I thank you from my heart.
My thanks to you and all that participated in researching and producing this film.
We are grateful to Col. Wilcomb for sharing his memories and providing research in the making of this film.
LTC George Jackson ("G" Co. Commander) appears in the film.
I never got the chance to meet my grandfather or get to know much about him. All I knew was that he fought in the Korean War and so of course the program caught my attention. I was hypnotized by this program, I also found myself paying COMPLETE attention to the live footage shown almost hoping to get a glance of my grandfather alive.
My curiosity was definitely peaked and first thing this morning I gave a call to my father in Florida. I asked him which infantry was grandpa in....hairs ALL over my body STOOD ON END as he replied the 65th without hesitation.
My father hasn't seen or heard of this program. I will definitely get a copy of it for him. This program has helped in some small way to give an explanation of why are family has turned out the way that it did.
THANK YOU, with deepest gratitude, to those who took part in putting this OUTSTANDIN and MOST IMPORTANT documentary together.
ERNESTO J. MARRERO
Ernesto: We had to edit your entry because it was too long. Thank you. -- El Pozo Productions