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The 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association 

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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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