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The 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association 

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Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Presentation PFC Modesto Cintron-Pagan

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 9:45 PM

On Nov 8, 2020 Our organization the 65th Infantry Regiment MA continues to Honor and give Recognition to Korean War veteran Borinqueneer PFC Modesto Cintron-Pagan of Santurce P.R. who was declared Missing Action on Sept 24, 1952 and declared dead on December 31, 1953. At the time PFC Cintron served with the 65th Infantry Regiment and was in Company K, during the Battle of OutPost Kelly Hill 391 or Kelly Hill as they called it

His company was overran by the Chinese Communist and suffered many casualties and had over 64 MIA’s.

Here we presented his nephew Pedro Chiclana Fernandez with the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously by Virtual Presentation, who was at the American Legion Post 66 in San Juan, PR along with Post 66 members Carmen Rosario & Osorio, Commandante Arroyo of Post 42 Utuado.

PFC Cintron-Pagan was Inducted into the U.S. Army in 1951, He trained at Ft Buchanon

He served with 3rd Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment Company K and participated in 2 battle campaigns in Korea;

Second Korean Winter 1951-1952

Korean Summer-Fall 1952

We presented him with his Korea Service Medals and his Purple Heart �� along with his Ambassador for Peace Medal

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

Purple Heart

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. American Legion Post 66 Dept Commandante Antonio Arroyo and Post 42 Commandante Miguel Rodriguez-Rivera for the use of the facility and it's members for participating 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 or call us at 484-767-5884

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