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The 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association 

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Borinqueneer PFC Domingo Betances Quinones Presentation

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on October 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Our sole mission and objective of our organization is to Honor the veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment, today we Honor PFC Domingo Betances Quinones with the Congressional Gold Medal in San Juan Puerto Rico. Thanks to Gen. Antonio J Vicens (Ret) for taking care of Domingo Betances Presentation. 

Borinqueneer PFC Santos Aviles Vidal Presentation

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on October 15, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Today We Honor yet another 65th Veteran and his 100 yr Birthday, on this special occasion we Honor him as well with not just his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal but also with his Army medals as well.


Borinqueneers PFC Santos Aviles Vidal served in WWII and was in the Panama Canal Zone, the American Theatre and France & the Rhinelands and in Korea he served 3 of the 9 campaigns in Korea with Company K 65th Infantry Regiment.


His great grandchildren awarded him his medals

WWII Campaign Medal

WWII Victory Medal

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Republic of Korean War Service Medal

United Nations Korean Service Medal

 


 

Also in attendance the Mayor of Maricao the Honorable Gilberto Pérez Valentín

Borinqueneer Maj John L Bohannon Presentation

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 18, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

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12 JULY 2019 we HONORED and gave RECOGNITION to 65th INFANTRY REGIMENT “BORINQUENEER” living Veteran MAJ JOHN L. BOHANNON from Orange Beach, Alabama

He was attached to the 65th Infantry Regiment and assigned to Company “C” 10th Engineer Combat Battalion (65th Regiment Combat Team)DURING THE CCF SPRING OFFENSIVE ON JUNE 4, 1951 IS WHERE SQUAD LEADER SGT BOHANNON MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WAR.

HE WAS ORDERED TO TAKE HIS SQUAD TO BUILD A ROPE BRIDGE ACROSS THE HANTAN RIVER.

THERE IS WHERE THIS HERO MADE HIS MARK…

AFTER RECEIVING HIS ORDER BY THE OFFICER IN CHARGE AND FINDING OUT THAT SEVERAL UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS HAD BEEN MADE TO ROPE A BRIDGE.

BORINQUENEER BOHANNON TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF AS THE BEST QUALIFIED SWIMMER TO CROSS THE HANTAN RIVER UNDER HEAVY RESISTANCE FIRE!! HE MADE IT ACROSS THE RIVER AND WAS ABLE TO FASTENED THE LINES TO BOTH TREE LINES AND SOLDIERS WERE ABLE TO CROSS THE RIVER DURING NIGHT COVER..

BORINQUENEER BOHANNON COMPLETED HIS MISSION AND WAS AWARDED WITH THE SILVER STAR FOR HIS HEROICS.. BY SECURING THAT LINE HE SAVED HUNDREDS OF LIVES

Special Thanks to our Hector “REPOMAN” Diaz, CEO of 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association, Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions for mentoring us and providing us her support and for the vetting process.

Special thanks to Felix “El Gato” Colon, Vice-President of 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association Florida Chapter for coordinating the presentation, also the long travel.

We also want to Bless all BORINQUENEERS and the Families.

DECORATIONS:

SILVER STAR-

WWII VICTORY MEDAL

KOREAN SEVICE MEDAL

UNITED NATION SERVICE MEDAL

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL W 1 OAK CLUSTER

ARMY OCCUPATIONAL MEDAL

GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

SHARP SHOOTER

PARACHUTISTS BADGE

SENIOR ARMY AVIATOR BADGE

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL

AIR MEDAL W 2 OAK LEAF CLUSTERS

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL

We also want to Bless all 65th Infantry Regiment BORINQUENEER veterans and their Families.

Borinqueneer CPL Jose Pi Sierra Presentation

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 15, 2019 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The 65th Infantry Regiment MA and with the assistance of MG Antonio Vicens (Ret)

We were able to present the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously

to 65th Infantry Regiment veteran Corporal Jose Pi Sierra.

He served in the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division 65th Infantry Regiment Company K 1950-52.

He is a Purple Heart �� Recipient, he was wounded in combat Dec 1951

National Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Korean Service Medal w 2 Bronze Stars ⭐️ ⭐️

 

Receiving the BCGM on behalf on of her father is Vivian Pi Sierra in Carolina PR



Borinqueneer Octavio Narvaez Cruz Presentation

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 15, 2019 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 25, 2019 We Honored a deceased 65th Infantry Regiment Korean War Veteran.

Octavio Narvaez Cruz of “L” Company 1951-53 receives his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously,

his daughters are receiving the Medal Nelida Narvaez and Nancy Despiau of his behalf.

 

Noemi Figueroa Soulet of EL Pozo provided the CGM Medal & Certificate

Borinqueneer PFC Manuel Delgado Rodriguez Presentation

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 15, 2019 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

June 1, 2019, We Honor the Fallen...  65th Infantry Regiment veteran “Borinqueneer” PFC Manuel Delgado Rodriguez (KIA) 

First, we honor his memory as a fallen soldier of the Korean War for his sacrifice, service, honor and valor, he was KIA on July 18, 1952 while fighting the enemy

So we set up a Fallen Comrade Remembrance Table and had a small ceremony and played Taps in his Memory.

Then we Presented PFC Manuel Delgado Rodriguez 3rd Division 65th Infantry Regiment “Charlie” Company with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal. His neice Angeles of New York received his Congressional Medal on his behalf.

Angeles & her husband John & family we’re in attendance

The Medal was provided donated by El Pozo Production and Noemi Figueroa Soulet help with the vetting process

Borinqueneer CPL Martin Laboy Santiago 65th BCGM Presentation

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 3, 2019 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On June 22, 2019

The 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association in cooperation with El Pozo Productions Noemi Figueroa Soulet who did the vetting process for the veteran, presented the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal for CPL Martin Laboy Santiago (deceased).

The 65th IRMA was greeted at the Montgomery County lines by the Montgomery County Police Dept 5D Motorcycle Escort Detail Officer TM Pyles, SGT Reed, Lt. Harley Schwarz Deputy District commander and were escorted through the town of Boyd, MD to the residence of the family of Borinqueneer Martin Laboy.

We were met by a large amount of family and friends when we arrived lights blazing in Honor of Borinqueneer Laboy! a Hereos Welcome!

The Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Presentation was a real emotional event for all the Laboy family especially his son Denyzio Laboy, who has spent the last 10 years researching his father's army records and acquiring his citations and medals.

On June 22, 2019 in front of family, friends and co-workers Denyzio Laboy along side his brother Joel, sister Socorro, youngest sister Carol and the eldest brother Charles who was there not physically but viewed and present on Facetime received the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of their father Martin Laboy Santiago who served with Company F 3rd Infantry Division in Korea. Borinqueneer Laboy continued to serve his country into the the 60's to 1964-65

He was previously awarded by the efforts of his son Denyzio to retain these awards: 

Combat Infantry Badge

Korean Service Medal 

United Nations Korean Service Medal 

US Army Good Conduct Medal 

Korea Occupation Medal

National Defense Medal 


and Now THE BORINQUENEERS CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL

 



BORINQUENEERS MEMORIAL BRIDGE

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on October 31, 2017 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (3)
PA House Representative Thomas Caltagirone Dedicating and Renaming of the Bingaman Bridge in Reading Pa to the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers Memorial Bridge. The Ceremony is on Thursday Nov. 9, 2017 at 12pm at the corner of 4th & Bingaman St on the South Side of Reading, Pa Please join the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee and us in celebrating this monumental event in Honor and Recognition for the 65th Infantry Regiment "The Borinqueneers" The 65th Infantry Regiment served during WWI, WWII and the Korean War as the Only Hispanic Segregated U.S. Army Unit until 1956. The unit still serves today as part of Puerto Rico National Guard and had serving currently in the War Against Terriosm

BORINQUENEERS DAY @ NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE THURS NOV 10 2016

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on October 4, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14203130_654220211408539_2326760736417423704_n.png?oh=e124532982d05250392b536b4eeede7a&oe=58A41EB0 Northampton Community College Paying Tribute and Honoring Veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment "The Borinqueneers" Thursday, November 10 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Northampton Community College Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus 3835 Green Pond Rd Bethlehem, Pa 18020 NCC is paying tribute to The Borinqueneers and other veterans during a moving program featuring keynote speaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet, producer of an award-winning documentary about the only Hispanic-segregated unit in Army history - a unit that was recently awarded one of the highest civilian awards in the United States - the Congressional Gold Medal. Meet Borinqueneer veterans, see archival photos of the regiment, and participate in a ceremony that will include a color guard from Dieruff High School. This is sure to be an event to remember! More Information to come http://northampton.edu/???/e???/tribute-to-the-borinqueneers.htm

BCGM Florida Awards Ceremony

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on September 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)
BCGM FLORIDA AWARDS CEREMONY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, October 21, 2016: La Cadena Quebrada Wreath Laying Ceremony @ Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL (open to the public) Friday, October 21, 2016: En Mi Viejo San Juan Welcome Cocktail Reception @ Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL (private event) Saturday, October 22, 2016: La Cadena Quebrada Wreath Laying Ceremony @ 65th Infantry Regiment Veterans Park in Kissimmee, FL (open to the public) Saturday, October 22, 2016: La Vida Es Un Carnaval Red Carpet Cocktail Reception @ Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL (private event) Saturday, October 22, 2016: The Borinqueneers Bayoneta Ball Awards Dinner @ Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL (private event) Sunday, October 23, 2016: One Nation Under God Church Service @ St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oviedo, FL (public event) Sunday, October 23, 2016: A Place Setting For One, A Table for All Memorial Luncheon in Orlando, FL (private) NOTE: Exact times and locations for each event will be posted in the near future. However, the first day of the celebration, October 21, 2016 is expected to kick off at the hotel at 9:00 AM and the last day, October 23, 2016 is expected to end by 5:00 PM at the hotel. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE THE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDED IN THE FLORIDA CELEBRATION PACKAGE REGISTRATION/TICKET PRICE? No, hotel accommodations are separate from the registration/ticket price. A limited number of rooms have been set aside with a special rate of $109.00 (plus all applicable fees and taxes) per night on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations for lodging at the special rate must be made directly with the hotel by September 20, 2016 at (800) 204-7234. Special group rate code is: Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO THE BCGM CEREMONY NATIONAL COMMITTEE WEBSITE : http://www.bcgmceremony.org/florida-celebration.html or email at: BCGMFlorida@gmail.com http://www.bcgmceremony.org/assets/NewFlyerOrlandoFlyersmall.jpg

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