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65TH INFANTRY ALL PUERTO RICAN UNIT

Postby Bugsy » May 14th, 2008, 5:43 am

I stumbled upon this documentary, I've always known about the existance of "all black" Army Units but never knew that there was once an "all puerto rican" Infantry Unit known as the Borinqueneers.

I thought some of you might be equally interested in learning about their history.

http://www.borinqueneers.com/Boriqueneers_the_film.php
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Postby PocketKings » May 14th, 2008, 6:29 am

I'm reading GEN Sanchez's book. He talks about all Spanish speaking Texas units during WWII. The officers were gringos. They would just point to the enemy and yell 'ataque!'
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Postby Jim » May 14th, 2008, 6:41 am

The 65th Infantry has a long tradition of service. I had the good luck to have worked for a number of the Korea-era "Borinqueneers." Check out the wikipedia entry for a quick overview.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/65th_Infantry
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Re: 65TH INFANTRY ALL PUERTO RICAN UNIT

Postby RRDTm3 » May 14th, 2008, 8:48 am

Bugsy wrote:I stumbled upon this documentary, I've always known about the existance of "all black" Army Units but never knew that there was once an "all puerto rican" Infantry Unit known as the Borinqueneers.



I knew of them. Where do you think I got my saying from?
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Postby Silverback » May 14th, 2008, 9:56 am

PocketKings wrote:I'm reading GEN Sanchez's book.


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Postby PocketKings » May 14th, 2008, 12:37 pm

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Re: 65TH INFANTRY ALL PUERTO RICAN UNIT

Postby GinoPR » March 5th, 2011, 2:48 pm

The separate Company E was a Ranger unit given federal recognition effective 1 April 1971 and had a total authorized strength of 198 personnel. It was added to the PR ARNG on that date while the 755th Transportation Company (Medium Truck, Cargo) was deleted. Co E (Ranger), 65th Infantry relocated from Vega Baja to San Juan on 2 February 1976, and was inactivated as federal recognition was withdrawn effective 29 February 1980. This resulted in the allocation of an ARNG ranger company being transferred from the PR ARNG to the Texas ARNG, in which Company G (Ranger), 143d Infantry was activated in Houston from elements of the 2d Battalion (Airborne), 143d Infantry, 36th Airborne Brigade, which was being inactivated effective 1 April 1980

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Re: 65TH INFANTRY ALL PUERTO RICAN UNIT

Postby Steadfast » March 6th, 2011, 10:25 am

Now that you have revived a nearly 3 year old topic, do you think you could possibly allow us the chance to get to know you with your introduction.
Not here though, in one of our introduction forums - your next post? Small item, your 1st post should have been your introduction.


GinoPR wrote:The separate Company E was a Ranger unit given federal recognition effective 1 April 1971 and had a total authorized strength of 198 personnel. It was added to the PR ARNG on that date while the 755th Transportation Company (Medium Truck, Cargo) was deleted. Co E (Ranger), 65th Infantry relocated from Vega Baja to San Juan on 2 February 1976, and was inactivated as federal recognition was withdrawn effective 29 February 1980. This resulted in the allocation of an ARNG ranger company being transferred from the PR ARNG to the Texas ARNG, in which Company G (Ranger), 143d Infantry was activated in Houston from elements of the 2d Battalion (Airborne), 143d Infantry, 36th Airborne Brigade, which was being inactivated effective 1 April 1980
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