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senate Bill S. 1174

Awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment Known as the Borinqueneers

Argument in favor

Acknowledges Puerto Rico’s contributions to American military campaigns and distinguishes the service of all Hispanic veterans past, present, and future.

Argument opposed

During the Korean War, ninety-one soldiers from the regiment abandoned their posts during a firefight, earning the servicemen one of the largest court-martials of the entire war.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    IntroducedJune 18th, 2013

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Official Title

A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers.

Summary

Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a single gold medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, in recognition of its pioneering military service, devotion to duty, and many acts of valor in the face of adversity. Requires the medal to be given to the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) for display. Expresses the sense of Congress that the Smithsonian shall make the medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at appropriate locations associated with the 65th Infantry Regiment, including locations in Puerto Rico.

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