Borinqueneers: Puerto Rico's Forgotten Heroes
The 65th Infantry Regiment has seen action in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Earlier this week, they finally got recognition when Boston unveiled the first public memorial in the continental United States honoring Puerto Rican veterans.
Borinqueneers: the only all-Hispanic unit in U. S. Army history Soldiers of the 65th, North of the Han River, Korea, June 1951. (U. S. Army photo)
Soldiers of 65th Infantry after an all day schedule of maneuvers at Salinas, Puerto Rico. August 1941.
Raul Castañeira of Florida and his three Borinqueneer brothers.
Company C of 65th Infantry Regiment on patrol in Korea.