|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
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