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August 10, 2007

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.

Ruthie New York City
August 10, 2007

The Borinqueneers movie that was shown on ch13 NY PBS was outstanding.  It is about time someone like Mrs Noemi Figueroa went out off her way to get this Story out on the 65th infty Puerto rican soldier.  I think they should show this DVD to armed force Base. The puerto rican was the forgetten soldier to me. I am happy be part of this as a support to get this documentary.  I will keep supporting this so that other people can know it was hard to be a puerto rican soldier back in cold korean war.  Keep up the good work i will always support you.  Thank you Noemi for your work on the PR Soldier.
Sincerly SSG Benjamin P Marrero Jr Gulf War Vet 82nd Airborn

SSG.Benjamin P Marrero Jr U.S, ARMY(Ret) Bronx, NY
August 10, 2007

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.

Jose Feliciano-Butler Tampa, FL
August 9, 2007

I hope I get to see it. My PBS (OBP) tell me they have no plans to show it here.

Federico Aquino Portland, OR
August 9, 2007

It is wonderful to see your marvelous harvest after sowing and cultivating the seed of truth — it is a true pleasure to see on Chan. 13 the fruits of the 65th Infantry.Thank you for allowing me to participate with you in a small way.

Janie Medina Bronx, NY
August 5, 2007

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.

William Cruz Eatontown, N
August 4, 2007

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.

Juan Pablo Maryland, USA
August 3, 2007

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!

Zulma Velez-Estrada Kissimmee, FL
August 3, 2007

I think that this movie was very intresting and amazing. Being a young Puerto Rican girl i learned a lot of the Puerto Rican history and i thank PBS for giving the chance to show this film. I think that ever channel should show this film to teach other kids and adults about the 65th Infantry Regiment in Korea 1950-1954. I also believe that this documentary of this magnitude should be shown for young generations. I was very proud to be present when they honored the four main borinquneers at the end of the show. They can actual part from the film because they were there. Again thank you very much for showing and giving others and me a chance to view this film.

Hanna Vera Hartford, CT 06106
July 29, 2007

Wow!!! I can wait to purchase the DVD and share it with everyone that I can show it to. I am the proud grandson of a WWII veteran and a proud son of a Vietnam Vet. I was born in New Jersey but have always wanted to bridge my Puerto Rican culture with my American roots. The “orgullo” that I have when I see well documented history of our people. I am currently serving in the US Army as a Chaplain Assistant and can not wait to see which one of my kids or nephews/nieces who will carry this legacy of serving this country throught the armed forces.
May God always protect our “isla” and may we never forget the sacrifices of our brave “compadre” who bravely fought and die for the USA. May all Americans remember that there was “boricua” blood spill in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Juan R. Rodriguez Camden, NJ

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