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If you are a 65th Infantry Veteran or know of one, please contact us to record this information. See details here.
NOTE OF CLARIFICATION: The Congressional Gold Medal intends to honor ALL those who fought with and in support of the 65th Infantry Regiment since the unit's inception. However, for CEREMONIAL and STATISTICAL information purposes, we are only capturing information on LIVING 65th Infantry Veterans.
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Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony!
Click below and experience what it will be like if the Congressional Gold Medal is presented upon the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers:
VIDEO of Tuskegee Airmen CGM Presentation Ceremony, Washington D.C.
About the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers:
As mandated by Congress in 1899, the 65th Infantry Regiment from Puerto Rico was established. It was the the largest, longest-standing, & only active-duty segregated Latino military unit in US history. The Borinqueneers played a prominent role in World War I, World War II, and particularly the Korean War.
The 65th Infantry Regiment performed many remarkable military accomplishments despite the additional burdens of segregation and prejudice.
We do not want these sacrifices and their valor to be forgotten. Ever.
Click here to see the Executive Summary of our great Cause: Snapshot of OUR Cause!
Click here to learn more about their history: 65th Infantry Regiment History
What is the Congressional Gold Medal?
A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress and is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the US.
It is awarded to persons "who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long after the achievement.
The Congressional Gold Medal is not to be confused with the Congressional Medal of Honor (strictly a military award).
Congress authorizes the fabrication of ONE GOLD MEDAL. The U.S. Mint will then sell bronze gold medal replicas to the general public.
If awarded, the Congressional Gold Medal will be the Highest Award EVER bestowed to Latino Veterans.
Other minority military units have received this distinction.
Only one Gold Medal is issued by Congress. Bronze medal replicas of the Gold Medal are then made available to the public for purchase.
Of the 155+ Congressional Gold Medals bestowed since 1776, ONLY ONE has been awarded to a Latino-American. That recipient was Baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente 40 years ago in 1973.
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"Fijar bayonetas!" ("Fix bayonets!")
27th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards "Special Recognition" Tribute to the Borinqueneers, Sep. 18, 2014, Washington D.C.
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National Executive Sponsor:
You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services , 501 (c)3
Founder, President & CEO & Xiomara A. Sosa
Muchas Gracias to the sponsors of the 65th Infantry CGM Bill Signing Event!!!!
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