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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report—Continued June 28, 2016
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"The Korean war. It started with the Revolutionary War. We are up to the Korean war. Sixty-one thousand Puerto Ricans served in the military during the Korean war. Once again, the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers—the segregated military unit composed almost entirely of soldiers from Puerto Rico—played a crucial and prominent role in the Korean war just as they did during World War I and World War II. Their storied history has been described as “one of pride, courage, heartbreak and redemption.” After disembarking at Pusan, South Korea, in September 1950, the regiment blocked the escape routes of retreating North Korean units and overcame pockets of resistance. In a critical battle near Yongam-ni, the regiment defeated a force of 400 enemy troops, and by the end of October, they captured 921 prisoners while killing or wounding more than 600 enemy soldiers. Their success led GEN Douglas McArthur to observe that the regiment was showing magnificent ability and courage in field operations."
Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Award April 14, 2016
Alan Grayson, D-FL
"Mr. Speaker, yesterday I had the privilege of participating in the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. I want to once again express my most heartfelt congratulations to the Regiment on this important and long overdue recognition."
Honoring The 65Th Infantry Regiment April 13, 2016
Brian Higgins, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, a segregated Puerto Rican unit known as the Borinqueneers."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 13, 2016
Marco Rubio, R-FL
"The 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, is a predominantly Puerto Rican regiment that is the only Hispanic segregated unit to fight in every global war of the 20th century. Historically, the Borinqueneers were denied equal benefits and equal honors for their service, despite the fact that their regiment experienced equal risk and equal duty in combat during World War I, World War II, and the Korean war."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions March 14, 2016
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"In World War I, almost 20,000 Puerto Ricans were drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces. Let’s not forget about the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, the segregated military unit composed almost entirely of soldiers from Puerto Rico, who played a crucial and prominent role in World War I, World War II, and the Korean war."

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