It has only been in recent years that I have been awakened to exploring and experiencing a deeper connection with my cultural heritage. Everything Puerto Rican is fascinating! Viewing this documentary was an invaluable educational experience which reinforces my pride for the island and its people. Thank you for sharing this untold story. As part of the continuing generation of Puerto Ricans, I feel privileged to have such an honorable history.
My father’s pride as a member of Company C of the 65th is a memory that I will never forget. Every time the 65th was mentioned his chest would fill up and a serious reverent look would come upon him. His example led me to serve in the US Air Force 1987-1995. I send a very respectful salute to all my fellow “puertorriquenos” who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces. No matter what, show everyone who you are and where you come from with pride. May God bless you and your families.
Thank you for a great job.
I hope I get to see it. My PBS (OBP) tell me they have no plans to show it here.
This film is so inspirational and I give it five stars! It powerfully captures the glorious history of the 65th Infantry regiment in an exemplary and well researched manner. The interviews of the veterans of the 65th are captivating and emotionally moving. I laughed, I cried, I was angry at the mistreatment and discrimination they experienced, and most of all I felt an immense send of pride of the dedication, service and sacrifices made the veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment. I was glued to the screen the whole time. This film is an excellent learning tool for teachers and professors who want to teach about the U.S. history and Puerto Rican history. The DVD has over one hour of deleted interviews of the veterans and historians that I thoroughly enjoyed also. I went to the premiere in Newark and Connecticut and it received standing ovations at both premieres. This film is awesome, a historical gem, and a MUST HAVE for your personal library.
My mother immigrated from Isabela P.R. in the 1960’s. Growing up in NYC I learned about my Uncle SFC Donato Roman-Reichards who was awarded the Silver Star Posthumously for his service with the 65th Reg(in Korea). Upon my arrival from Iraq I wanted to chronicle the military service of my family to pass on to my son Antonio. This documentary is a God sent and is long over due. With its production Boriqua soldiers from all wars have their recognition and redemption. Again, Gracias y Dios te bendiga.
What an excellent documentary of a story of courage, discipline and pride. Tears run through my face seeing this brave men fighting for a cause, even when they were treated as a second class citizens. Puertorricans have always been proud of their culture their roots, but mostly about their sense of duty with the nation that gave us the USA citizenship. This is a most seen documentary to all Puertorricans living in USA and especially in the island of Puerto Rico. My brothers did not participate at the Second World War but they are veterans of the Vietnam War. I am as proud of them as I am proud to be a Puerto Rican. To the producer, I must say how proud I feel that someone had the courage and sensitivity to recreate the history of these great men who gave everything fighting for democracy. To all veterans Thanks!