April 13th 2021 and forth will always be remembered as Boriqueneers day. A tribute to the brave men of the 65th Infantry Regiment who sacrificed their lives, dignity, family, and service to the United States Of America. May their spirits stay with with all of us and be remembered as our Puerto Rican heroes.
My grandfather was 2nd LT. William E. White Co. A 65th Regt. 3rd Div. He died in the battle of Jackson Heights on October 28th 1952. He was one of the officers in Co. A that died when a mortar landed during an officers meeting with 1st LT. Porterfield, LT. Glasgow and LT. Gibbs from Co. F. I recently received he letters he wrote home to my Grandmother. (She passed away January 2020) I have 1 or 2 pictures of him while in Korea and he describes in one of his letters about having is picture taken with a General that was the Assistant Division Commander. (Oct. 14, 1952) I’ve been trying to find the picture and in general, anyone that might have known him. Or even what platoon he was assigned.
Thank you to all those who have fought along side my Grandfather.
Before my wife, Lily, and I were married, I was at her house and I happened to see a keepsake box full of medals. I was in the Army so I asked her about where she got them. That’s when she told me about her Grandfather, MSG Eusebio Diaz Santiago (RET.) Co. D 12/1948-2/1951, Purple Heart (Deceased 5/12/1971). This was the first time I had heard any story of the Borinqueneers. She told me how her father, Eusebio’s son, was the one that flew to Washington to accept the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his father who sadly passed away 40 years earlier. I’m glad these soldiers were finally recognized for their heroics and for inspiring the generations that came after and I hope that they get more of the recognition they so greatly deserve.
I’m so glad there is a website like this one to honor our heroes. In my case my hero is my dad Angel A. Murphy. He served in Korea and Vietnam. Although he did not speak much about the Korean war for obvious reasons but he would always tell me that the Army did a lot to shape his life.
Back in 2003, in the early days of Google I was curious to see if could find anything on my dad. After searching for a while I ran into a publication called “The Puerto Rican Soldier”, which I believe is the same people that run this website. In the publication there was an issue from 2003 that had a picture posted by Carlos M. Bonilla. The picture was while Carlos was in Korea during 4/1952 – 2/1953. In it was Carlos M. Bonilla, my dad and four other friends.
I want to thank Carlos for submitting that picture and giving us a glimpse of my dad in his early days.
Soy hija del SGT. Jose L. Castro Del Valle. Puertorriqueño ; mi padre sirvió 27 años al Ejercito de los Estados Unidos de America. Estuvo en el regimiento de 65 de Infantería. Pelio en Korea y Vietnam con valor y ahincó por la nación. Desearía saber cómo enviar fotos de mi padre y su biografía ( medallas obtenidas) para que aparezca en el directorio de los Borinqueneers. Recibir la medalla otorgada por el Congreso de los Estados Unidos.
Gracias por hacer valer el valor de otros,
My grandfather was a Bronze star recipient who served in WW 1&2.
He, (Sgt) Carlos Ramirez DeLeon served with Company F 65 Infantry. He passed away when I was only 2 years old. He is buried in Cayey, PR. I am currently trying to find a photo of his platoon. Thank you for preserving their history. Thank You, Borinqueneers for your service!
My Father Rumiro Lopez Soto war 2 1940,1945 C
BUSCANDO CUALQUIER INFORMACION SOBRE MI TIO DE COROZAL, CORPORAL ARMANDO SANCHEZ HERRERA. FALLECIDO EN EL CAMPO DE GUERRA 65TH INF SEPT 30 1950. QUISIERA UNA FOTO O INFORMACION. GRACIAS
Hola quisiera saber información de mi padre que fue un soldado Puertorriqueño
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I am the son of Jose Ramirez . Sargent of company C . He can be found in the Company C picture to the far left. Can you tell me if a Congressional Medal was awarded to him. Thank you William Ramirez.
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