With a new administration in Harrisburg, it’s worth remembering a monument may be next for the 65th Infantry.

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06 Wednesday Nov 2013

by JMcGinleySmith.wordpress.com

Honor e Fidelitas/ Tribute to the 65th Regiment/  Borinqueneers

JS/El Hispano

Philadelphia – Before an audience of Puerto Rican Veterans and more than one hundred dignitaries at the Korean War Memorial, Friday, Maj. General Wesley Craig of the Pennsylvania National Guard extolled the remarkable combat record of the 65th Infantry Regiment, recalling that the soldiers popularly known as “Borinqueneers,” “made the last bayonet-charge in United States military history.”

Reciting the motto of the 65th Infantry Regiment, ‘Honor and Fidelitas,”  Maria Montero, Director of the Governor’s Advisory Council of Latino Affairs,  opened the hour-long ceremonies that paid tribute to Puerto Rican Soldiers who, despite facing discriminatory treatment, “exemplified the commitment to exceptionalism.”

 George Perez, a Marine Veteran who served in Vietnam and is a Special Assistant to Congressman Robert Brady; along with Juvencio Gonzalez, another Vietnam era Marine, were recognized for their pursuit of a…

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