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June 24, 2018

My father Felix Cardona Quiñones died on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He proudly received the gold medal the day of his 90th Birthday April 13, 2016. I am proud of his legacy of service and cordial attitude to his fellow citizens being very proud for being one of many puerto ricans who return to Puerto Rico and help improve our society by developing sports

Editor:

Our deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss.  We are always sad to hear about the passing of our beloved Borinqueneers.

Felix Kansas City, MO
November 13, 2017

Saludos, Mi tio Raúl Rivera Rodríguez original del Bo Colombia en Mayaguez, perteneció a los Borinqueneers. Fue declarado MIA en la Guerra de Corea. Los familiares que le sobrevivimos apenas le conocimos, tan solo tenemos la foto oficial enmarcada que otorgó el ejército a mis abuelos. Si alguien tiene memorias, fotos, historias, etc. agradeceríamos lo comparta con nosotros.
Agradecida! puede dirigirse a biekepaz@aol.com Sol N. Vélez-Rivera

SOL VELEZ Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
February 22, 2017

Are you still selling the The Borinqueneers DVD?

Editor:

Yes.  Please visit our SHOP page to order the DVD and other products.

Edwin Elmira NY area
November 12, 2016

MI PADRE JUAN VILLANUEVA ALONSO PERTENECIO A LA 65 INFANTERIA Y SE ENCUENTRA SU FOTO EN LA GALERIA. EL FALLECIO. COMO PUEDO ADQUIRIR UNA REPLICA DE LA MEDALLA ? EL SE SENTIRIA MUY CONTENTO SI ESTUVIERA VIVO.

AWILDA CAMUY, PUERTO RICO
June 2, 2016

Yo soy hija de un Veterano disable retirado, Sfc Francisco Riestra-Lopez de la 65 Infantry. Mi padre fallecio en Diciembre 17, 2015. El estuvo en el ARMY por 20 a~os. Su retrato esta en la galleria. 

Gracias, 

Jeanet Riestra

Jeannette Florida
April 26, 2016

MAJ Ceferino Declet, Sr. was my grandfather. He passed away last week and will be laid to rest, this Friday. He was assigned to Echo Company and served in Korea in 1951; received Bronze Star with Valor. I couldn’t imagine a better honor then if fellow BORINQUENEERS could attend his services.

If you’d like to attend and live in NJ/PA/NY:

28 Apr 16 – 1830 viewing GOES Funeral Home, Willingboro, NJ

29 Apr 16 – 0930 Catholic Mass; Corpus Christi church, Willingboro, NJ

Thank you to all who have served!!

Jessica Fort Dix, NJ
April 8, 2016

I am the son of SGT. Rafael Rivera Garcia I will be accompanying him to DC for the Gold Medal I am extremely proud and its an honor that my father and many other Borinqueneers fought for this country may GOD bless them all and their families who have lost such brve men that gave it all .YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Moises Saint Cloud, Florida
March 4, 2016

I submited the info and photos of my late father SFC RAFAEL GONZALEZ RULLAN aproximately in october/november 2015 and that info haven’t been added to this site.I’m also interested in acquire the replica of the Congressional Medal that will be issued to our veterans.

Editor:

Rafael Gonzalez-Rullan’s photo was submitted and is now in the Borinqueneers Gallery.

Isabel M. Ponce, P.R.
February 7, 2016

SALUDOS,SOY LA ESPOSA DEL VETERANO JOAQUIN RIVERA, YA QUE ÉL PADECE DE ALZHEIMER, ME GUSTARIA

 SABER QUE HA PASADO CON LA MEDALLA DE ORO QUE EL CONGRESO LES IBA A OTORGAR A LOS ”BORINQUENEERS”. LE DARIAN UNA MEDALLA A CADA BORINQUENEER O NO? COMO FUNCIONARIA ESO DE LA MEDALLA PARA ELLOS. COMO NO POSEO EMAIL, PORQUE ME LO HACKEARON, PUEDEN COMUNICARSE CONMIGO POR FACEBOOK, MI PERFIL ESTÁ COMO MINERVA COLON Y ME PUEDEN DEJAR UN MENSAJE AL INBOX. MUCHAS GRACIAS, Y DIOS LOS BENDIGA.

JOAQUIN PONCE, PUERTO RICO
November 23, 2015

Hi Noemi,
 
I am in receipt of your new book: Borinqueneer Photo Directory 2016.  Thank you so much for the book!  I love it! Congratulations on completing such a wonderful book.  It is a great companion to your film, the Borinqueneers.   Now I can put names and faces to those brave Boricuas of the 65th Infantry Regiment who fought and died in the Korean War and all those you so eloquently profiled in your ground-breaking film, one that has drawn praise and acclaim worldwide for both, you and the veterans’.  The book is an invaluable resource. Besides the personal photos with Borinqueneer names, dates, ranks, units and the like, it contains a brief history of the regiment, medals awarded, a list of all regiment commanders and those wounded or killed.   Though I understand it is not all-inclusive, your exhaustive work on this book speaks for itself.  To my knowledge no one has ever done such a tribute to the 65th Infantry vets before!  I salute you for this accomplishment.  I thank you for providing us with such a valuable resource which I’m sure will be treasured by many, especially the veterans themselves, their families, and all the people of Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, including me.   I’ll cherish all my life.
 
Long live the Borinqueneers!
 
Angel Cordero
SFC, USA Ret.
Paterson, NJ
Originally from Orocovis, PR

Angel Cordero Paterson, NJ

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