An inspiring collection of more than 700 rare photographs which traces the glorious history of the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only Hispanic-segregated unit in U.S. Army history, comprised primarily of Puerto Ricans. This bilingual edition illustrates the regiment's more than 120 years of service, from its origins in 1899 through its service in three wars. The historical content and veteran quotes provide an in-depth perspective about the service of one of the country's last segregated military units. Recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the unit's trajectory comes to life as they train and fight in Puerto Rico, Panama, Europe and Korea during World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The book provides a rich visual legacy of the regiment's dedicated and valiant service to our country.
“On its own, it is a marvelous book and great photo collection. But besides that, it makes a great complement to ‘The Borinqueneers’ film. It puts in perspective the participation of the 65th Infantry Regiment in the Korean War, documenting the historic provenance of the unit and the aftermath of its action in combat.”
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) David Carrión Baralt, former Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard