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CO. A – Company A
HQ HQ CO – Headquarters & Headquarters Co.
HQ CO 1 BN – Headquarters Co. 1st Battalion
HQ CO 2 BN – Headquarters Co. 2nd Battalion
HQ CO 3 BN – Headquarters Co. 3rd Battalion
HVY MORTAR CO – Heavy Mortar Co.
HVY TANK CO – Heavy Tank Co.
MED CO – Medical Company
SVC CO – Service Company
WWII – World War II

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Angel Segarra Irizarry Co. E 1951-1953
Pedro Semidey Co. E 1950, Purple Heart, Killed in action 10/17/1950
Sixto Sepulveda Co. A 1951-53
Luis Serrano Belen HVY WEAPONS CO 1952-1953
SFC Emilio Serrano Negron (Ret.) Co. B 1951-1952, Served 21 yrs.
Maj. Gen. Walter C. Short (Ret.) Temporary Regimental Commander, 7/8/1926-7/16/1926 (Deceased 9/3/1949)
Alfredo “Freddy” Siberon Co. D-HVY WEAPONS CO 1950-1951
Efrain Sierra Rivera HVY MORTAR CO 1951, Bronze Star (Deceased 2016)
MSG Silva Torres (Ret.) Co. H 1952 (Deceased 2003)
Federico Simmons HVY MORTAR CO 1951-1953, Purple Heart
Col. Harry R. Simmons (Ret.) Regimental Commander, 12/9/1946-5/15/1947 (Deceased 8/30/1951)
COL. Manuel F. Siverio (Ret.) Co. E, 7/1951-2/1952, 2 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, served for 24 yrs.
BG Winfred Skelton Sr.(Ret.) 1925, Deceased 3/26/1976 (son Winfred Jr. served w/65 in Korea)
COL Winfred Skelton, Jr. (Ret.) Co. K Commander 1952-1953, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Served 27 yrs. (Deceased 2017)
Angel L. Soler Flores Co. F 1951-1952
Tito Soto Mercado Co. G 1952-1953
Daniel Soto Figueroa Co. E 1950-1951
SSG Gabriel Soto Rivera (Ret.) Co. G 1952, served 33 yrs 1944-77 (Deceased 6/20/2006)
Juan Soto Rosario Co. G 1951-52
Gilberto Soulet Co. E 1950-1951. (Deceased 9/3/09) (Filmmaker's great-cousin)
Col. Howard St. Clair (Ret.) 1st Bn. Commander 1950-51, West Point Graduate-1939; 2 Silver Stars, 2 Bronze Stars. Served 30 yrs 1939-69. (Deceased 7/2/03)
Harry J. Sternburg HVY MORTAR CO 1950-1951, Silver Star, Bronze Star (Meritorious), West Point-1948 (Deceased 2014)
Maj. Gen. Eben Swift (Ret.) Regimental Commander - Porto Rico Battalion Volunteer Infantry, 12/2/1899–2/19/1900 - West Point Graduate-1876 (Deceased 04/25/1938)
LTC Luis A. Tavarez (Ret.) WWII & Korea-Co. K, 2 Bronze Stars (Meritorious Svce & Valor), Purple Heart (Deceased 6/12/2008)
Anibal Tejera Gutierrez Co. G 1951-1952, Purple Heart
SFC Jack Tolbert (Ret.) Co. B 1953, Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart (Deceased 2017)
SSG Armando S. Torres (Ret.) HVY WEAPONS CO 1951-1952, served 20 yrs. (Deceased 2015)
SGT Justo J. Torres (Ret.) Co. “C”, 9/1950-1951 half-brother of 65th vet Marcelino Cruz Rodriguez
SGT Felix Torres Burgos (Ret.) Co. F 1950-1951, 2 Purple Hearts, Served 23 yrs, Deceased 11/12/2015
PVT Joaquin Torres Orellana Co. E, Killed in action 3/22/51
SGT Ramon Torres Ramirez (Ret.) WWI, 1899-1929 served 30 yrs, 65th Founding Member. (Deceased) Son Sgt. Ramon Torres Villafañe served in Korean War.
Felipe Torres Rivera Co. K 1951-1954 (Deceased 2016)
SFC Warren Torres Toro (Ret.) Co. G-WWII and HQ HQ CO 1950-1951, served for 31 yrs. (Deceased 2019)
Manuel Torres Vazquez HQ HQ CO WWII (Deceased 2000)
SGT Ramon Torres Villafañe (Ret.) HQ HQ CO-I&R Platoon, 1950-1951, father served in 65th in WWI
Brig.Gen. Orval P. Townshend (Ret.) Regimental Commander, Porto Rican Regiment of Infantry, 12/24/1918 - 3/31/1919 (Deceased 5/6/1934)
Col. John S. Upham, Sr. (Ret.) Temporary Regimental Commander, 1/4/1929 – 2/3/1929, West Point Graduate-1903, Distinguished Service Medal, Deceased 7/5/1952
Manuel Valentin Fre Co. F 1950-1951, Purple Heart
Ramon Valentin Mendez Co. A 1941-1945 (Deceased 2019)
Harry Van Zandt Co. F & HQ CO 1 BN 1951-1952; Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars (1 for Valor) (Deceased 2011)
SSG Victor M. Vargas (Ret.) Co. B 1951, Purple Heart, served 22 yrs. (Deceased 2008)