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The 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association 

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Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Presentation SSG Leonardo Quinones-Diaz

Posted on August 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM

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

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