The Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Act in the US House of Representatives:
H.R.1726 Co-Sponsor Countdown!
Total Co-Sponsors: 302
Total Remaining: 0
Minimum Required: 290
Now moving on to other protocols in the U.S. House of Representatives!
MORE U.S. Senators NEEDED to become S.1174 Co-Sponsors IMMEDIATELY! Click now to see Senate update!
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All necessary bill Co-Sponsors in the US Senate must be secured as early as possible in 2014 in order to have time to cross additional hurdles in Congress before the end of 2014, our deadline!
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Saluting & thanking extreme heroes!
Pictured above is MSG Juan E. Negron, first 65th Inf. Reg. Borinqueneer ever to receive the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award for individual heroism!
He received the honor (posthumously) on March 18th, along with several other Puerto Rican, Latino, & other heroes after it was determined that their extreme heroism was under-recognized in the past due to prejudice.
We honor and thank them all!
The Medal of Honor is not to be confused with the Congressional Gold Medal.
It is hoped Pres. Obama's presentation will also help to highlight the courageous exploits of the entire 65th Inf. Reg. Borinqueneers, and our Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance quest to have a grateful Nation award the Borinqueneers in like fashion as the Tuskegee Airmen, Navajo Code Talkers, Nisei Soldiers, & Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal.
FROM Bills H.R.1726/S.1174 -- To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers:
Section 1. Findings. (7): "Brigadier General William W. Harris, who served as the Regiment's commander during the early stages of the Korean War, later recalled that he had initially been reluctant to take the position because of 'prejudice' within the military and `the feeling of the officers and even the brass of the Pentagon . . . that the Puerto Rican wouldn't make a good combat soldier. . . . I know my contemporaries felt that way and, in all honesty, I must admit that at the time I had the same feeling . . . that the Puerto Rican was a rum and Coca-Cola soldier.'"
Harris came to regard the Borinqueneers as memorialized in Section 1. Findings. (12): ... "'the best damn soldiers that I had ever seen.'"
Pictured: Then a Col., BG Harris receives the Silver Star medal in Hungnam on December 22, 1950, as his beloved Borinqueneers look on.
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H.R. 1726 Co-Sponsor Countdown!
Required number of Co-Sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives achieved on February 28, 2014. Moving on to other protocols there. Stay tuned for more!
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