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Puerto Rican Infantry Regiment Finally Gets Its Place In History
President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday granting the award to the 65th Infantry Regiment that participated in both World Wars and the Korean War.
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Medal of Honor recipient Juan E. Negron, originally from Corozal, Puerto Rico, now living in Buffalo, N.Y., following a signing ceremony for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, and H.R. 1726, awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, know as the Borinqueneers, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Gilberto Cardenas, second from left, of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Julius Dickerson of Washington, second from right, watch. Negron, Cardenas, and Dickerson were all members of the 65th Infantry Regiment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Puerto Rican musicians at Cultura Plenera before the ceremony.

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President Barack Obama applauds after signing H.R. 1726 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, know as the Borinqueneers, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Obama earlier signed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center, flanked by Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, left, and Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., takes a photo of the H.R. 1726, which President Barack Obama signed into law, that awards a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, know as the Borinqueneers, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama sits down to sign H.R. 1726 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, know as the Borinqueneers, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Obama earlier signed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, left, and others, signs H.R. 1726 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, know as the Borinqueneers, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, applauds as he faces towards invited guests and members of Congress on stage after signing H.R. 1726 which awards a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, know as the Borinqueneers, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama signs H.R. 1726 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, know as the Borinqueneers, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Puerto Rican Infantry Regiment Finally Gets Its Place In History

President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday granting the award to the 65th Infantry Regiment that participated in both World Wars and the Korean War.

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