COMMENTS ON THE BORINQUENEERS

jim flohr
greensboro,md.  |  May 28, 2011

Iwould like to have imformation on my brother Francis Richard SWAINSON,KIA ON JULY17TH 1953,FRIENDS , PICTURES,ANYTHING WOULD HELP. thank you jim flohr


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Ismael Ramos Santana
Guayanilla P.R.  |  May 21, 2011

Saludos para todos, en especial a todos los veteranos.Es bien emocionante ver a estos valientes heroes que pusieron y ponen el nombre de Puerto Rico en alto por sus grandes hazanas en el campo de batalla.Dieron a demostrar que somos igual o hasta mejor que el soldado americano,y eso me enorgullece.Tengo fotos de mi abuelo Agustin Santana Cruz el cual sirvió en el 65 inf. WWII,Korea y Vietnam y mi tio Roberto Santana Morales tambien en el 65 inf. en la div. tanques.Me gustaria saber como postear las fotos en esta pagina.Seria un privilegio tenerlos junto los demas soldados que aparecen en esta pagina.Le agradecere su ayuda.


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Marta Correa
San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  April 01, 2011

Mi Papa, Pablo Correa (Puertorriqueño)sirvió en la Guerra de Korea desde septiembre de 1953 hasta octubre de 1955. El nunca nos habló de su experiencia militar, tampoco en nosotras (mis hermanas y yo)al reencontrarnos con él tuvimos la inquietud de preguntarle..ya que por muchos años vivimos separados...recien pude encontrar una Certificación de Servicio Militar (NA FORM 13038)que me permitirá poner sus cenizas en el Cementerio Nacional de Puerto Rico....Quisiera poder conseguir fotos de esa época de mi Papá vestido de Militar o de civil o encontrar a algun veterano que lo conoció, compartió con él y pueda contarnos algo de esa experiencia en Korea o en las Bases Militares Q estuvieron...Me mantengo buscando información, pero hasta ahora no he conseguido nada....Espero esa Gran Sorpresa...de Q alguien me de una respuesta por aqui....Saludos a Todos los Veteranos Boricuas, latinos y de EU......


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Marta Santiago Carr
Colorado Springs , CO  |  March 26, 2011

My father Victor Manuel Santiago served proudly with the 65th Borinqueneers in Korea. Because we live in Colorado we are not in touch with any members. I would love to find out about any upcoming gatherings so that my dad can be with the men he loved and celebrate the pride he still feels in being part of the courageous group. He is 87 and I know how much it would mean to him to be among you one last time. He has lived and served honorably,humbly worked and raised a family, stands by his wife of 63 yrs, who has alzheimers, holding her hand every night, "she was always there for me, I will never leave her behind". He hikes the mountains of Colorado and speaks with great emotion about his comrades in arms and what he saw in Korea. Help me celebrate my father by helping him be a part of the great 65th once more. Marta Santiago Carr.


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M.I. Mendoza
Panama, Rep de Panama  |  February 28, 2011

Antes que nada mil gracias pues através de ustedes, uno de mis hermanos se enteró de mi existencia, pero no les interesa relacionarse conmigo, por qué no lo entiendo. Cierto es que me escribió un nieta de mi padre pero me hizo unas preguntas y fui un poco brusca al contestarle, le pedi disculpas a ella y una de mis hermanas. Luego esta hermana me contesta y me dice que mi padre PORFIRIO MENDOZA Y DAVILA fallecio en Julio de 1982 y esta enterrado en el Memorial Cemetery Park, Pinellas Co. Florida. Les solicite mas datos pues tratare de ir con mis hijos proximamente para visitarlo. Les he enviado varios correos y nada. Solamente queria escribirme aunque sea con una o uno de ellos para que me hablaran y enviaran fotos de mi padre. Son dos hermanos y dos hermanas y la unica que se digno enviarme un correo fue la que se llama Maritza, ella me conto de que mi padre fue una persona muy noble, ruego al Todopoderoso de que el que heredo esa nobleza de el, reflexione y entienda de que no me mueve ningun interes solamente conocer y saber como era mi padre y ver fotos, etc. Una tia mia que lo conocio me dijo de que mi hijo es fiel copia de su abuelo. Hasta luego y nuevamente gracias mil por permitirnos este espacio. Saludos desde PANAMA Puente del Mundo y Corazon del Universo.


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Felipe Morales Caceres
PR  |  February 15, 2011

My father PVT Felipe Morales Morales,served with the Borinqueneers in the Korean War,but I don't see a picture of him in the gallery.My father had a Bronze Medal.He was an infantryman.He passed away in Ponce,Puerto Rico.He was originally from Yabucoa,Puerto Rico.Thanks for honoring our soldiers with this film.I am looking forward to buy the dvd in a near future.God bless you all!

Note:  The Gallery contains photos that have been submitted by 65th veterans or their families.  You are more than welcome to submit your father's photo to be included.  First, you must confirm that he served in the 65th Inf. Regt. by checking his DD214 Discharge Papers.  Secondly, please follow the instructions for submitting photos, along with identifying information of the photo by visiting this link:  How to Submit Photos.


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Michael Mejias
 |  January 27, 2011

I would just like to say thank you for making this DVD. I am a young Puerto Rican kid from Chicago. I had a rough upcoming with gangs. I never knew who the Boriqueneers were or Alibuzu Campos. Even though I saw the murals in Chicago I never really understood the challenges until I was older. Please continue the work to educate those who don't (or didn't) know their great history. By educating me you are giving me the chance to educate others. Keep it coming.


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Robert Perez
Bethlehem PA  |  December 29, 2010

My Father fought in the Korean War with the Fighting 65th Infantry. He dosen't talk about it much but sometimes he tells stories to his grandchildren about things that he went through while in Korea. His name is Pedro R. Perez and is now 80 years old. I recently purchased the book about the fighting 65th Infantry and gave it to him for Christmas. My Father was unjustly discharged from the U.S.Army after returning from Korea and was never given his proper place in history. He was not mentioned in the book, although he served side by side with the bravest men of the fighting 65th. To me what he went through can never be forgotten and He will always be my Hero and a true BORINQUENEER.


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Jose A. Olavarria Jr.
Williamsburg, Virginia  |  December 18, 2010

I have not seen the video yet, but know of the great sacrifice and courage the 65th Infantry Regiment displayed in Korea. Interested and proud in a all things Puerto Rican, I frequently research about our history and culture. Having served in the U.S. Army for 21 years and retired in 2007, I am familiar with the personal sacrifice all soldiers make in service to country. Unfortunately and to my disappointment Puerto Rican Soldiers do not get enough recognition for their remarkable discipline, courage and dedication to duty. Therefore, your work and effort and that of all Puerto Ricans to teach our future generations our history and culture, from the Tainos to current day is very important. Not only to greet each other with "Boricua", more so to truly know our history! Le doy mi amor de hermano Puertorriqueno a todo Borincano que alza la gloria de nuestra Islita con orgullo y respeto atraves de su esfuerzo como lo hicieron The Borinqueneers! HOOAH!


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Milton Rosario
Port St. Lucie, FL  |  November 15, 2010

My name is Milton Rosario, and I am a retired NYPD Detective who now teaches Criminal Justice at the high school level in Port St. Lucie Florida.  I am also a Chaplain for the Brevard County 10-13 Club, a group of retired police officers from the New York area.  I have just returned from our 10-13 monthly meeting where I spoke about our need, as a country, to remember our veterans more - especially during Veterans Day.  I am not happy with the decline in admiration towards our soldiers.  I have spent all day writing articles and sermons dealing with this issue.  This is the last e-mail I will write before I lay my head down for the night.  But I am all fired up about this issue and I just couldn't resist this one when I read your Borinqueneers Newsletter this evening.  Like I said, I have spent all day writing about and the recognition that our soldiers should be receiving this time of year.  But before I go to sleep I must also commend you Madam for all of the work that you have dedicated towards the issue of the 65th Infantry.  You have been so dedicated to this cause and I, as a Puerto Rican (who never served in the military) thank you.  You have brought these soldier's stories to life and I feel like I know them personally.  My wife and I met you a few years ago at the Museo del Barrio during a presentation of your documentary and I was very impressed with your work and dedication.  As the years have gone by, I've noticed that you have not let this issue lose it's place in the public eye, just the opposite, you have pushed for more recognition.  During this Veterans Day I would like to include you in my list of soldiers who I thank God for.  I thank God for the soldiers of the 65th Infantry - those GIANTS who's shoulders I stand on.  But I also thank God for you - the soldier who has taken on the fight that no one else saw.  The fight to recognize and defend our 65th.  May our Lord and Savior guide you through your battlefield as you fight the good fight.  Heroes are not just those who run into burning buildings, but also those who become a voice for the voiceless.

 Very respectfully yours,
Milton Rosario


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