Recognize The Borinqueneers Ahora

65th Infantry Regiment memorial  - Arlington N...

65th Infantry Regiment memorial – Arlington National Cemetery – 2011 (Photo credit: Tim Evanson)

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.

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