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2013 events and screenings of THE BORINQUENEERS in Puerto Rico, Albany, NY; Bronx, NY; Perth Amboy, NJ; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL and MORE.
May 15, 2013 - Film screening at the Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinema in the South Bronx, NY.
The event was sponsored by the Bronx Tourism Council, in conjunction with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and the Bronx Borough President’s office.
July 26, 2013 - 60th Anniv. of the Korean War Armistice. Korean dignitaries visit Puerto Rico to honor Korean War veterans. Photo courtesy US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico (Maj. Carlos M. Cuebas)
Hundreds of Korean War veterans gathered at the Hector Solá Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, PR.
Korean dignitaries express their gratitude to the U.S. soldiers from Puerto Rico for their service in the Korean War by presenting awards.
Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernandez, senior US Army Reserve Officer, is seen with Korean War veterans.
July 27, 2013 - 60th Anniv. of the Korean War Armistice celebration in Washington, DC.
Korean dancers at the celebration
65th veteran Samuel Vazquez attended the celebration. Photo courtesy of Lucian Caldara.
Aug. 19, 2013 - Congressional Gold Medal Campaign - Meeting with Delaware Sen. Tom Carper (left), Noemi Figueroa, 65th vet Manuel Díaz Rivas and VA Liaison Jymayce Wescott
Aug. 23, 2013 - Congressional Gold Medal Campaign - 65th veteran Juan Vazquez (center) and Jaime Rivera meet with Congressman Mike Quigley of Illinois to obtain his co-sponsorship. Photo courtesy Jaime Rivera.
Sept. 5, 2013- Congressional Gold Medal Campaign - Col. Gilberto Cardenas (Ret.) (right) meets with Cong. Joe Barton to get his support.
Sept. 10, 2013-Congressional Gold Medal Campaign- At Sen. John Cornyn’s San Antonio Office with (left to right) 65th vets SFC Ismael Nevarez, Mr. Jonathan Huhn (District Office Director), SGM Victor Lopez Nieves and CSM Bonifacio Roldan Galarza.
Sept. 11, 2013 - Congressional Gold Medal Campaign - At Sen. Ted Cruz’s San Antonio office with (left to right) 65th vets SGM Victor Lopez Nieves, Mr. Mike Koerner (District Office Director), CSM Bonifacio Roldan Galarz and SFC Ismael Nevarez.
Sept. 14, 2013- Borinqueneers Florida Honor Ceremony - Gov. Rick Scott awarded the Governor's Veterans Service Award to more than 50 65th Infantry veterans at the Kissimmee Civic Center. Photo courtesy Dennis Freytes.
Borinqueneers Florida Honor Ceremony - 65th Infantry veterans saluting. Photo courtesy of Dennis Freytes.
Sept. 24, 2013 - 65th veteran Ervin Machado of Perth Amboy, NJ is interviewed to promote the film screening taking place on Oct. 5th.
65th veteran Ervin Machado shows a Certificate of Appreciation he received from his hometown of Perth Amboy, NJ.
65th veteran Ervin Machado shows off his cap from his local veterans group.
Sept. 25, 2013 - NY State Comptroller's Office Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Mrs. Heloise O'Neill and Juan O'Neill, 65th Infantry veteran
65th Infantry veteran Juan O'Neill views the photo exhibit.
65th Infantry veteran Juan O'Neill is honored with a Certificate of Appreciation.
Noemi, 65th vet Juan O'Neill and his wife Heloise.
Left to right: Nancy Hernandez, Deputy Comptroller, filmmaker Noemi Figueroa, 65th Inf. veteran Juan O'Neill and Mrs. Heloise O'Neill.
NY State Comptroller's Office Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee
October 5, 2013 - Film screening at the Perth Amboy High School for the community.
A great turnout from the community.
Members of the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Motorcycle Club of Pennsylvania were also there.
Noemi with 65th veteran SFC William Van Derdys, III (Ret., USAR) who served in Co. "K" in Korea.
65th veterans SFC Alberto Lugo (Ret.) of Co. "A" (in wheelchair) and CSM Guillermo Lanzo (Ret.) of Heavy Mortar Co.
A campaign desk was set up to get signatures from the guests encouraging their local politicians to co-sponsor the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal bill.
Here are two guests signing the petitions for their local districts.
Noemi with the event sponsors accompanied by a local ROTC group.
Moderator for the event Steve Adubato (right) speaks to Sam Delgado (center) and others.