Col. Gerald A. Wilcomb (Ret.)

I have just finished viewing “The Borinqueneers”. As a participant with Company F that fateful day on Jackson Heights, I have relived it daily for nearly 55 years. My heroes are Carlos Betances, George Jackson, Willis Cronkhite, Bart Soto- for his exhaustive research and portrayal of what happened that day, and you, Noemi, who never faltered in your endeavor to bring the history of the Puerto Rican soldier to the American people. I can now rest a little easier knowing that others now know what I have known these many years. My only contribution that day was being the last one off that hill. Thank you.

We are grateful to Col. Wilcomb for sharing his memories and providing research in the making of this film.