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The American Veterans Center’s 17th Annual Conference held in Washington, DC from November 6-8, 2014. The American Veterans Center recognizes the 65th Infantry Regiment for their service throughout the Korean War. The events included a panel discussion with four Borinqueneer veterans and a Gala Awards banquet where the 65th received the Raymond G. Davis Award.
Emilio Castro Rivera meets some fans.
Proud daughters of Victor Lopez Nieves.
Noemi is flanked by SGM Victor Lopez Nieves and CSMGT Emilio Castro Rivera holding their awards.
During the Korean War, 2nd Lt. Raymond G. Davis, a Marine Corps officer, while carrying his wounded along, led his battalion over icy ridges to rescue a stranded rifle company. During this mission alone he was credited with saving over 1,000 Marines from certain death and 6,000 additional Marines from possible destruction. For this, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.