Similar in nature to the famed Tuskegee Airmen and other segregated U.S. military units, the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers were the largest and longest-standing segregated unit in U.S. history. Last week, I was very saddened to hear the news of the death of another 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneer veteran, Arcadio Torres, who was 87 years old. I really wish that he was able to hang on long enough to receive the proposed and well-merited Congressional Gold Medal along with his other remaining living Borinqueneer brothers-in-arms.
- What Is the Brigade Combat Team? (military.answers.com)
- Juan Bobo History Lesson: The Borinqueneers (juanboboblog.wordpress.com)
- Tuskegee Airman living in NM dies at age 84 (miamiherald.com)