Recently, a group of Korean War veterans from the Chicago area traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest expression of national appreciation. All of them served, and all of them are from Puerto Rico. They are known as the Borinqueneers. Their recognition from Congress and the nation is 60 years coming. They served on the battlefield as part of the 65th Infantry regiment comprised of Puerto Ricans. They are in their eighties now. For more information on the Borinqueneers, visit the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal at website, the Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment website, and the Wikipedia website.
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