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The 65th Infantry Regiment Motorcycle Association 

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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

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