American GI Forum (AGIF):
“We hope that the US Congress will recognize the sacrifices and obstacles the “Borinqueneers” valiantly overcame as a segregated unit defending our Nation.”
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA):
“On behalf of the membership of Vietnam Veterans of America, I want you to know that VVA fully supports enactment of H.R. 1726 (& S.1174), which would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment of Puerto Rico, known officially as the Borinqueneers.”
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA):
"On behalf of the members, I write to add our support for H.R. 1726 (S. 1174), which would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment. That regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, was the only Hispanic-segregated active duty unit in the United States Armed Forces and served with distinction in both world wars and the Korean War. I urge Congress to recognize the service and sacrifice of this unique unit which has endured the hardships of segregation, discrimination, language and cultural barriers while serving this nation."
Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA):
“(We) believe that it is now time for Congress to recognize the Borinqueneers for their service, their sacrifice, and their bravery with the Congressional Gold Medal.”
Puerto Rico Army National Guard (PRNG):
"It is with great pleasure that Puerto Rico Army National Guard supports the 65th Infantry Regiment, glory and pride of Puerto Rico in their quest to achieve the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor."
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What our National Supporters are saying...
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