Ricardo Torres

I attended my Borinqueneer father’s funeral in Juncos, Puerto Rico in 1951. His name was Joaquin Torres Orellana, the first soldier from Juncos to be KIA in Korea. The funeral/burial was quite an event, complete with a 21 gun salute, and practically the whole town and dignitaries attending. Since that time I sensed that there was something very special about the 65th Regiment’s story and history. This film has paid an overdue tribute to our fathers, grandfathers, and our collective Boricua psyche and soul. Gracias de todo corazon!

Response:  We are so sorry for the loss your family had to suffer.  If you have a photo of your father, please submit it to us to post in the Gallery to pay tribute for your father’s sacrifice. 

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