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Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation SGT Ernesto Guzman

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on September 29, 2020 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer SGT Ernesto Guzman

Here we presented his son Retired MSG Victor Guzman of Chester, VA along with his sisters and his family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

SGT Guzman was Inducted into the U.S. Army on December 8, 1944, He trained at Ft Buchanon and at the Panal Canal

SGT Ernesto Guzman served in World War II and the Korean War.

He served with HQ & HQ Company 2BN 65th Infantry Regiment and participated in 2 battle campaigns in Korea;

Second Korean Winter 1952

Korean Summer-Fall 1952

Decorations are as follows;

2 Overseas Bars

American Theatre Medal

WWII Victory Medal

WWII Campaign Medal

North African- Mediterranean Campaign Medal

Good Conduct 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

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Special Thanks to our Special Guest; Command Sergeant Major Jose Luis Silva-Diaz (Ret) and Poet for Blessing us with such a beautiful Borinqueneers Poem for the Family for assisting in the presentation.

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a WWI, WWII, 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 John C. Truelove

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on September 29, 2020 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer CPL JOHN C. TRUELOVE

Here we presented his son Chris & mother Patty of Gainesville GA and their family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

PFC John C. Truelove was Inducted into the U.S. Army on September 1952, He trained at Ft Beckinridge KY

CPL John C. Truelove served in the Korean War from 1952-53

He served with Charlie Company 1BN 65th Infantry Regiment and participated in 2 battle campaigns in Korea;

Third Korean Winter 1952-53

Korean Spring-Summer 1953

Also with the UN Peacekeeping Security Force

Decorations are as follows;

Good Conduct 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

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Special Thanks to our Special Guest; Command Sergeant Major Jose Luis Silva-Diaz (Ret) and Poet for Blessing us with such a beautiful Borinqueneers Poem for the Family.

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a WWI, WWII, 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 SGT Arcadio Torres-Torres

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on September 29, 2020 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer SGT Arcadio Torres-Torres

Here we presented his daughter Carmen Romero of Holyoke, MA and her family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

SGT Arcadio Torres-Torres was Inducted into the U.S. Army on November 22, 1950, He trained at Ft Buchanon and at the Panama Canal

SGT Arcadio Torres-Torres served in the Korean War Grom 1951-52

He served with Medical Company 2BN 65th Infantry Regiment and participated in 4 battle campaigns in Korea;

First UN Counter Offensive 1951

CCD Spring Offensive 1951

UN Summer Fall Offensive 1951

Second Korean Winter 1952

Decorations are as follows;

Good Conduct 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

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Special Thanks to our Special Guest; Command Sergeant Major Jose Luis Silva-Diaz (Ret) and Poet for Blessing us with such a beautiful Borinqueneers Poem for the Family and Edwin Colon of LAMA Massachuettes for assisting in the presentation and submitting the application and for donating the BCGM to the family.

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a WWI, WWII, 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 SSG Leonardo Quinones-Diaz

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer SSG Leonardo Quinones-Diaz

 

Here we presented his daughter Emma Torres-Quinones and her family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

 

They were also presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal Posthumously

 

SSG Leonardo Quinones-Diaz Inducted into the U.S. Army on April 18, 1944, He trained at Ft Buchanon and at the Panama Canal

 

SSG Leonardo Quinones-Diaz was a WWII, Korean, Vietnam War Veteran...

 

He served in WWII with Company E 65th Infantry Regiment and participated in 4 of the the North African/ Mediterranean Theatre Campaigns

 

In Korea he participated in 3 Battle Campaigns;

Korean Summer Fall 1952

Third Korean Winter of 1952-53

Korean Summer 1953

 

3 Overseas Bars

WWII Victory Medal

WWII American Campaign Medal

Europe-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

2 Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 3 Bronze Stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge w 2 Stars

Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal

Vietnam Service Medal

Vietnam Campaign Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

 

Special Thanks to our Special Guest; Command Sergeant Major Jose Luis Silva-Diaz (Ret) and Poet for Blessing us with such a beautiful Borinqueneers Poem for the Family...

 

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

or call us at 484-767-5884

Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation SFC Joseph A. Downing

Posted by HECTOR "REPOMAN" DIAZ on August 7, 2020 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer SFC Joseph A. Downing

 

Here we presented his daughter Laura Welch and her family with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation

 

They were also presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal Posthumously

 

Inducted into the U.S. Army on JAN 22, 1952

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

 

SFC Joseph A. Downing served in Korean from Spring of 1952- July 1953 with the 65th Infantry Regiment Company HQ & HQ Company.

 

He participated in 4 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

 

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 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


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