Jaime D. Rosario - Co. A 1951-52 (Deceased)

Jaime D. Rosario
Co. A 1951-52 (Deceased)
 
 
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Jaime Rosario

Jaime Rosario died on November 27, 2005 in Jersey City, NJ of natural causes after a brief illness. Jaime was born on March 28th, 1928 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. His father, Regalado Rosario, served in the US Army during World War I. When he was a teenager he moved to New York City and on May 7th, 1951 he enlisted in the Army. He was sent to Korea as an infantryman. While he was in the Army he heard about the all Puerto Rican unit, the 65th Inf. Regt. and requested a transfer because he wanted to be with that unit where he would feel more comfortable. His transfer was approved and he was assigned to “A” Company, 1st Battalion from 1951-1952. Jaime told of his participation in the famous landing at Inchon, Korea to free surrounded US troops and what it was like to face the “giant” Mongolian Chinese soldiers in combat. He participated in many battles. During one battle Jaime was wounded in the back. For his wounds he received the Purple Heart. He fought with distinction and achieved the rank of Corporal. Jaime also served in Japan. Submitted by his nephew, SFC Eric Hunt.