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The 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association 

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POW-MIA VIRGIL BOYD ADKINS

Posted on August 5, 2021 at 6:40 AM

POW/MIA Of the Day

 

"On July 17th, 1953, the sky filled with enemy fire, HEAVY enemy fire. Virgil Boyd Adkins rose above the danger to his own life to save the lives of others. And when retreat was sounded, Private Adkins volunteered to stay behind and provide cover for his fellow troops."

 

Adkins was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, on a combat patrol to reconnoiter enemy activity in an area north of the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), North Korea, when it came under attack, forcing a withdrawal back to friendly lines. As a result of the fighting, Adkins was reported missing in action.

 

His Silver Star citation reads:

 

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division. During the morning and afternoon of 17 July 1953, in the vicinity of Sinmok-Tong, Korea, Company B assaulted enemy held Hill 433. In the action, many friendly casualties were sustained and Private Adkins immediately began treating and evacuating them. Disregarding the heavy enemy fire, he repeatedly moved about the terrain under fire to aid wounded raiders. When the unit began to return toward the United Nations main line of resistance, Private Adkins volunteered to remain behind and cover the retrograde movement. Courageously protecting his unit, he directed heavy fire upon the foe until mortally wounded by intense enemy automatic weapons fire. Private Adkins' outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service."

 

Between 1990 and 1994, North Korea returned to the United States 208 boxes of commingled human remains, which helped account for the remains of at least 600 U.S. servicemen who fought during the war.

 

Lab analysis on Aug. 15, 2016, in conjunction with the totality of circumstantial evidence available, established Adkins’ remains were included. He was finally laid to rest at Hilltop Cemetery in Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia.

 

Welcome home and rest in peace, Pvt. Adkins.

Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation PFC Ismael Rodriguez-Detres

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 11:15 PM

Today Saturday July 24, 2021 our organization had the pleasure to award the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation for Private First Class Ismael Rodriguez-Detres. We presented him with the BCGM and also the Ambassador for Peace Medal

PFC Rodriguez is a Korean War veteran and was inducted in March of 1951.

He has received many service awards and today receives his Congressional Gold Medal

He service medals and awards

National Defense Service Medal

Korean Service Medal

Korean War Service Medal

United Nations Service Medal Korea

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Congratulations to the Rodriguez Family who received these prestigious awards.

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran and have not received the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal or the Ambassador for Peace Medal, please contact us at 484-767-5884 Hector “REPOMAN” Diaz or email �� us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation SSG Miguel A. Morales Muniz

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 11:05 PM

On Snday June 27, 2021 our organization was able to award the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation for Staff Sergeant Miguel Angel Morales- Muniz Posthumously. We presented the BCGM to his son Miguel on behalf of his father

SSG Morales was a WWII and Korean War veteran and was inducted in May of 1945. He has received many service assisted by Javier Morales and today receives his Congressional Gold Medal

He service medals and awards

WWII American Campaign Medal

WWI American Theatre Medal

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Korean Service Medal

Korean War Service Medal

U tied Nations Service Medal Korea

Sharp Shooter Badge

Rifle Expert Badge

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Congratulations to the Morales Family who received these prestigious awards.

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran and have not received the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal or the Ambassador for Peace Medal, please contact us at 484-767-5884 Hector “REPOMAN” Diaz or email �� us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation CPL Ignacio Galarza

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 10:55 PM

Today our organization was able to attend a Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation for Corporal Ignacio Galarza Posthumously by Retired Sergeant Major Eric Hunt New York National Guard. Current Commander of New York National Guard Sergeant Major Anthony Abbate awarded the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal to Ignacio’s daughter Maria. The medal was provided by Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions, who vetted him.

We assisted in honoring and paying tribute to Corporal Galarza and also assited him in obtaining the ambassador for peace medal

Congratulations to the Galarza Family who received these prestigious awards.

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran and have not received the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal or the Ambassador for Peace Medal, please contact us at 484-767-5884 Hector “REPOMAN” Diaz or email �� us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com

Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation SGT Laverne N. Dougherty

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 10:40 PM

PT 1 BORINQUENEERS CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL & AMBASSADOR for PEACE MEDAL PRESENTATION

As this Memorial weekend continues we pay homepage and remembrance to our fallen Heroes

Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Associations will be Honored and paid tribute to SGT LAVERNE NELSON DOUGHERTY (DECEASED BORINQUENEER), we’re presenting his Family his wife and son Dennis with the Borinqueneer Congressional Medal and Certificate Posthumously.

SGT LAVERNE NELSON DOUGHERTY was laid to rest at FT INDIANTOWN GAP NATIONAL CEMETERY WITH FULL HONORS

DATE: MAY 29, 2021

LOCATION: FT. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

We had the privilege of presenting the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal to SGT LAVERNE N. DOUGHERTY, who served with the 65th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion Company B 1952-53 Posthumously along with his AMBASSADOR for PEACE MEDAL on behalf of the Korean Consul and the people of the Republic of Korea


Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation CPL Victor Caraballo Guzman

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 10:30 PM

On March 25, 2021 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer CPL Victor Caraballo Guzman of Caguas.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army in late 1951 at Ft Buchanan, trained at Camp Santiago and served with the Company E 2nd Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment.

Here we presented CPL Victor Caraballo Guzman with his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal and Ambassador for Peace Medal Posthumously abd presented to his son Major Gilberto Caraballo

He participated in 3 battle campaigns in Korea;

Spring Summer of 1952

Korean Winter of 1952

Spring Summer of 1953

His 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

Ambassador for Peace Medal

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Special Thanks to our 65th Infantry Regiment MA Ambassador Commandante Carmen Rosario of the American Legion of St Juist PR.

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 1SG Pedro Periera

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 10:15 PM






On February 14, 2021 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean & Vietnam War veteran Borinqueneer 1SG Pedro Pereira of Caguas P.R. He was captured by the enemy on Nov 2, 1950 and declared a Prisoner of War and was held fir 34 months until the signage of the Armistice and released during the prisoner exchange August 8, 1953. While in Korea he served with the 7th Calvary.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Dec 3, 1948 at Ft Buchanan, trained at Camp Santiago and served with the Company E 2nd Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment.

Here we presented 1SG Pedro Pereira with his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal and Ambassador for Peace Medal by Virtual Presentation.

He participated in 2 battle campaigns in Korea;

UN Defensive June 26 - Sept 15 1950

UN Offensive September 16 - November 2, 1950

His Decorations are as follows;

Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 2 Bronze Stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Prisoner of War Medal

Ambassador for Peace Medal

Vietnam Campaign Medal

Vietnam Service Ribbon

Army Commendation Medal w 3 Oak Clusters

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. Past President of the Asociacion de Veteranos Retirados de El Regimento 65 Infanteria Javier Morales.

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 PFC Jorge Berrios-Santiago

Posted on July 31, 2021 at 7:35 PM

Today January 24, 2021 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran MIA Borinqueneer PFC Jorge Berrios-Santiago of Villalba, P.R. PFC Berrios served with the 65th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion and was in Company L, during the Korean War.

Here we presented his sister Maria Zayas of Sunrise, FL with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation.

PFC Jorge Berrios-Santiago was Inducted into the U.S. Army in 1951, He was processed at Ft. Buchanan and had his basic training at Camp Santiago, Salinas PR . He served with 3rd Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment Company L and participated in 2 battle campaigns in Korea;

Second Korean Winter 28 November 1951-30 April 1952

Korea Summer Fall 1 May-30 November 1952

As the Battle for Kelly Hill "Out Post Kelly" had began on Sept 18, 1952, and the 65th losing it's ground o the Post, Company K & L were task to retake the Post. It was during this attempt to re-take Kelly Hill is when the cintinous barrage of mortar fire and heavy chinese artillery caused major losses and among those losses, PFC Jorge Berrios-Santiago were among those that were Missing in Action. After December 31, 1953 was declared dead.

His name is inscribed in the Memorial of the Walls of Rememberance in Honolulu, Hawai and at the National Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. Where his name is among other american soldiers in the Garden who gave their lives in the service of their country and wherethe earthly resting place is only known by God. But his memory will be carried on for generations to come.

His Decorations are as follows;

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 2 Bronze Stars

Korean War Service Medal

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Republic of Korean Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Purple Heart

Presidential UnitCitation

and now his Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Special Thanks to our Special Guest;

As always Past President of Asociacion Retirados Del 65 Infanteria y Veteranos for assisting us in the Presentation today with the BCGM Coin Description & Process. 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. Historian and Reanacter Jose Santiago for participating in the Presentation along with our guest and members. American Legion Post Commander Carmen Rosario.

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation SFC Belford Oms-Martinez

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 1:05 AM

On Dec 13, 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to WWII & Korean War veteran Borinqueneer SFC Belford Oms-Martinez Maricao, P.R. SFC Oms served with the 65th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion in Korea. 

 

Here we presented his son Nelson Oms with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation.

 

SFC Belford Oms-Martinez was Inducted into the U.S. Army in May 1944, He trained at Ft Buchanon, Panama Canal & Camp Losey

 

He served with 3rd Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment and participated in 3 Battle Campaigns in WWII and 4 battle campaigns in Korea;

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Europe-Africa-Central Eurpoe                                                                                                                                                                                Rome-Arno                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rhineland 

KOREA 

1st Korean Winter Nov 1950-Jan 1951

1st UN Counter Offensive Jan-April 1951

 

CCF Spring Offensive May-July 1951

 

UN Summer-Fall 1951

 


 

His Decorations are as follows;

 

WWII VICTORY MEDAL                                                                                                                                                                                                  WWII AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL                                                                                                                                                                            EUROPE-AFRICA-MIDDLE EAST CAMPAIGN MEDAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL                                                                                                                                                                               NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL                                                                                                                                                                         KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL w 4 BRONZE STAR                                                                                                                                           UNTITED NATIONS SERVICE MEDAL- KOREA                                                                                                                                            KOREAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL 

 

COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE                                                                                                                                                                        REPUBLIC OF KOREA WAR SERVICE MEDAL                                                                                                                                               COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE

 

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. Historian and Reanacter Jose Santiago for participating in the Presentation along with our guest American Legion Post Commander Carmen Rosario of Post #1 P.R. and our members. 

 

If your a 65th Infantry Regiment veteran or family member, or a WWI, WWII, Korean War veteran and was not presented with this prestigious medal, Please contact us at 65thIRMA@gmail.com or call us at 484-767-5884

Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation SFC Pedro Rivera-Reyes

Posted on December 6, 2020 at 9:00 PM

On today Dec 6, 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer SFC Pedro Rivera-Reyes of Coamo, P.R. SFC Rivera served with the 65th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion and was in Company C, during the Korean War

Here we presented his son Alex Rivera Pedro with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation.

SFC Pedro Rivera-Reyes was Inducted into the U.S. Army in 1950, He trained at Ft Buchanon

He served with 1st Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment Company C and participated in 4 battle campaigns in Korea;

1st UN Counter Offensive Jan-April 1951

CCF Spring Offensive May-July 1951

UN Summer-Fall 1951

Second Korean Winter 1951-1952

His Decorations are as follows;

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal w 2 Bronze Stars

United Nations Service Medal- Korea

Korean Defense Service Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

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. Historian and Reanacter Jose Santiago for participating in the Presentation along with our guest and members. Special thanks to Noemi Figueroa Soulet of El Pozo Productions for assiting in the vetting process in confirming his service. 

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


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