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Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation CPL Leopoldo Badillo-Gonzalez

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 5, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 28, 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer CPL Leopoldo Badillo-Gonzalez

 

Here we presented him with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal, due to his health and just being released from the hospital we weren't able to officially present the medal and he also received his Ambassador for Peace Medal

 

CPL Leopoldo Badillo-Gonzalez was inducted in Jan 1952 from Isabela, Puerto Rico was in the U.S. Army and trained at Fort Buchanan, PR

 

In Korea he served with Company B of the 65th Infantry Regiment from 1952-53

 

He participated in 2 Campaigns in a Korea

 

Korean Summer Fall 1952

Third Korean Winter

his other decorations are as follows;

 

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 1 Bronze stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special thanks to his daughter Maritza Badillo Who provided the information for her father.

 

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a Korean War veteran and have not received this prestigious medal, Please contact us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

or call us at 484-767-5884



Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation PFC Felix Rodriguez-Ruiz

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 28th 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer PFC Felix Rodriguez-Ruiz

 

Here we presented his 3 daughters and family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

 

PFC Felix Rodriguez-Ruiz was inducted in Sep 1950 from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico was in the U.S. Army and trained at Fort Buchanan, PR

 

In Korea he served with Company K of the 65th Infantry Regiment from 1951-52

 

He participated in 2 Campaigns in a Korea

 

Second Korean Winter

Korea Spring Summer 1952

his other decorations are as follows;

 

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 1 Bronze stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special thanks to his nephew Retired Colonel Felix Ramos Who provided the information for his uncle and Noemi Figueroa Soulet for assisting in the vetting process.

 

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a Korean War veteran and have not received this prestigious medal, Please contact us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

or call us at 484-767-5884



Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation Colonel Alfonso Palmer-Caballero (Ret.)

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 4, 2020 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 19th, 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to World War II & Korean War veteran Borinqueneer Colonel Alfonso Palmer-Caballero (Ret)

Here we presented his daughter Sarah Palmer-Brown and family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

Colonel Alfonso Palmer-Caballero joined the ROTC Program from Puerto Rico University upon completion, had the rank of 2nd Lt and was placed in the U.S. Army and sent to Panama Canal for training and to protect the Panama Canal from invasion from the Japanese and Germans. He led a squad of trainees from the Jungle Warfare School and afterwards found himself heading the North Africa to partake in the Europe-North Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign in July of 1945 with Company I 65th Infantry Regiment has the rank if Captain. Soon enough he was headed to Europe to Rome- Arno

In Korea he served as Company Commander of the 65th w Company K from 1950-51 and during the CCF Spring Offensive was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.

 

He participated in 4 Campaigns in a Korea

 

UN Offensive

CCF Intervention

First UB Counter Offensuve

CCF Spring Offensive were he was awarded the Bronze Star ⭐️ for Valor, his other decorations are as follows;

 

Overseas Bar

WWII Victory Medal

WWII American Campaign Medal

Europe- African Middle Eastem Campaign Medal

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 3 Bronze stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

Bronze Star w 1 clusters for Valor

Purple Heart ��

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special thanks to Past President Javier Morales of the 65 Infantry Regiment Retired Veterans Association for the archive photos and veteran’s history.

 

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a Korean War veteran and have not received this prestigious medal, Please contact us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

or call us at 484-767-5884

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation PFC Guillermo Rolon-Ortiz

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 13, 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer PFC Guillermo Rolon-Ortiz

 

Here we presented his grandson Nestor Melendez and family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

 

They were also presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal Posthumously

 

PFC Guillermo Rolon-Ortiz served in Korean from Summer of 1951 with the 65th Infantry Regiment Company E. He participated in 3 battle campaigns, his other decorations are as follows;

 

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 3 Bronze stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special Thanks to Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions for registering and the vetting process

and to the Veterans Club of Solivita Poiciana FL for donating the BCGM medal.

 

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a Korean War veteran and have not received this prestigious medal, Please contact us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

or call us at 484-767-5884

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation PFC Cristino Diaz-Rivera

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 4, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer PFC Cristino Diaz-Rivera

 

Here we presented his widow Maria L. Rodriguez and son Erik Diaz and the whole Diaz-Rivera Family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation with his family from around Puerto Rico and the US

 

They were also presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal Posthumously

 

PFC Cristino Diaz-Rivera served in Korean from Sep 1951. He participated in 3 battle campaigns, his other decorations are as follows;

 

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 3 Bronze stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special Thanks to Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions for assisting in the vetting process

and for Javier Morales in presenting the BCGM

 

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a Korean War veteran and have not received this prestigious medal, Please contact us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

or call us at 484-767-5884

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation CPL Felix Berto Lopez

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 4, 2020 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 5th, 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA got to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer Corporal Felix Berto Lopez

 

Here we presented his son’s Randy Lopez and Sergio Lopez Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation with his family from around Puerto Rico

 

Corporal Felix B. Lopez served in Korean and was a Purple Heart �� Recipient on Feb 21, 1952 he was injured during combating the enemy. His other, we also is a recipient of the Ambassador for Peace Medal. 

decorations are as follows;

 

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Purple Heart ��

Combat Infantry Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Thanks to Noemi Figueroa Soulet for assisting in the vetting process and for Veterans Club of Solivita Poicianna, FL for donating the medal

 

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member and have not received this prestigious medal, Please contact us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

or call us at 484-767-5884

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal PFC Miguel A. Orengo-Santiago

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 30, 2020 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 13 of June 2020 at 3pm (1500hrs) we had the Honors to conduct via ZOOM a virtual BCGM PRESENTATION Honoring "PFC MIGUEL A. ORENGO SANTIAGO" (Posthumously). We had 39 connections in ZOOM with approximate 50 or more total participants.

 

Would like to take this moment to say thank you to all the members of the 65thIRMA that connected with us today to support this presentation. Thank you. Special Thaks to Noemi Figueroa Soulet for registering and vetting them and for Veterns Club of Solivita, Poiciana, FL for donating the BCGM Medal. 

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation PFC Luis Angel Melendez-Diaz

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 30, 2020 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

On May 18, 2020 As we work through these unprecedented times we work to be innovative during this crisis in continuing to Honor and give Recognition to our Heroes of the 65th Infantry Regiment

 

Yesterday our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association by way of Virtual Presentation were able to present the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal to living 65th Infantry Regiment veteran Private First Class Luis Angel Melendez-Diaz who served with Medical Company 65th Infantry Regiment

 

Congratulations to his daughter Marisol Timmons of Columbia, SC and her Family members of PFC Luis Angel Melendez-Diaz for receiving his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

PFC Luis Angel Melendez is a Korean War Veteran and served from 1952-1953

 

He was inducted into the US Army Feb 1952

He served in 2 Campaigns in Korea

Korea Summer 1952

Fall- Spring 1952-53

 

Decorations:

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Medical Badge

Korean Service Medal w 2 Bronze Stars

United Nations Service Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

(Currently processing)

 

Now the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special Thanks Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions for assisting us in the vetting process



Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Presentation PFC Cristino Diaz-Rivera

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 30, 2020 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

On July 12, 2020, Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer PFC Cristino Diaz-Rivera

 

Here we presented his widow Maria L. Rodriguez and son Erik Diaz and the whole Diaz-Rivera Family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation with his family from around Puerto Rico and the US

 

They were also presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal Posthumously

 

PFC Cristino Diaz-Rivera served in Korean from Sep 1951. He participated in 3 battle campaigns, his other decorations are as follows;

 

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 3 Bronze stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special Thanks to Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions for assisting in the vetting process

and for Javier Morales in presenting the BCGM




Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation CPL Miguel Angel Calderon-Ramos

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on July 30, 2020 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

As we On


April 26, 2020, As we work through these unprecedented times we work to be innovative during this crisis in continuing to Honor and give Recognition to our Heroes of the 65th Infantry Regiment

 

Today our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association by way of Virtual Presentation were able to present the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously to 65th Infantry Regiment veteran Corporal Miguel Angel Calderon-Ramos born in Fajardo PR who served with 1st Battalion Company D 1st Platoon 65th Infantry Regiment

 

Congratulations to his son Miguel Calderon of Brooklyn, NY and Family members of Carmel NY for receiving his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously

 

CPL Miguel Angel Calderon-Ramos is a Korean War Veteran and served from Nov 1950-Sep 1953

 

He was inducted into the US Army Nov 1950

He served in 5 Campaigns in Korea

UN Summer Fall Offensive 1951

Second Korean Winter 1951-52

Korea Summer 1952

Fall- Spring 1952-53

Korea Summer 1953

 

Decorations:

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Korean Service Medal w 5 Bronze Stars

Korean Defense Service Medal

United Nations Service Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

(Currently processing)

 

Now the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special Thanks Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions for assisting us in the vetting process




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