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2018 Screenings and events Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and New York. Some photos were provided by Vernon Shirley and are marked as such.
Maj. Gen. Antonio Vicens (Ret.), former Adjutant Gen. of the PR National Guard, awards the BCGM to Carlos Rivera Rivera. Photo credit: Antonio Vicens
Angel Rosa, Pres. of 65th Inf. Assoc., presents the personalized Certificate. Medal and Certificate provided by El Pozo Productions. Photo credit: Antonio Vicens
Carlos Rivera Rivera surround by his family and friends. Photo credit: Antonio Vicens
Carlos Rivera Rivera shows a photo of himself as a young soldier in Co. "D". Photo credit: Antonio Vicens
Sept. 26, 2018 - BCGM Ceremony for Aristides Cales Quiros, who was killed in action during World War II. Maj. Gen. Antonio Vicens presented the BCGM to Aristides' nephews Edgard Rodriguez Cales, CPA (right) and Eustaquio Cales Alvarez (center). Photo credit: Antonio Vicens
Eustaquio Cales Alvarez (right) shows Maj. Gen. Antonio Vicens an archival photo of his uncle Cpl. Aristides Cales Quiros who received a posthumous Silver Star. Another nephew is Edgard Rodriguez Cales, CPA (left),. Photo credit: Antonio Vicens
Sept. 28, 2018 - Maranatha Church in Rome, NY celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Among the honorees is Noemi Figueroa Soulet who is presented an award.
All the 2018 honorees of the Maranatha Church.
Then some delicious home-cooked Puerto Rican food for all!
Maritza Perez, Pastor of Maranatha Church (left), Noemi (center), 65th veteran Juan Monclova (2nd from right) with his wife Elba and son Edwin.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Film screening at the Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY sponsored by Maranatha Church.
Edwin Monclova, 65th veteran Juan Monclova's son.
Guests mingle as the view the 65th photo exhibit.
Borinqueneer Juan Monclova Lebron of Moreno Valley, California served in Co. "L". Juan shares his wartime experiences with the audience during the Q&A session.
Sept. 30, 2018 - BCGM Ceremony in Spring Hill, Florida for deceased Borinqueneer Pedro Baez Nuñez who served in Headquarters & Headquarters Co. and passed away in 2004.
Noemi awards the BCGM to his 4 of his 14 children: (left to right) Pedro Luis, Angel, Angelica and Cesar Edgardo. Medal provided by the 65th Inf. Regt. Motorcycle Association (Hector "Repoman" Diaz).
Angel Baez proudly displays the BCGM and Certificate awarded on behalf of his father, Pedro Baez Nuñez.