US Department of Defense Recognizes Puerto Rican Military Service

The Department of Defense recently spotlighted Puerto Rico’s participation in the U.S. Military with an article bringing out the details of the territory’s service since… Read More

Borinqueneers to be Honored at Capitol

After years of grassroots efforts, the Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, the Borinqueneers, Wednesday, April 13th, 2016,… Read More

View from a Veteran for the June 24 Congressional Hearing on Status

This is a guest post by Dennis O. Freytes Honorable Members of the US House Natural Resources Sub-Committee and other American patriots: My name is… Read More

Congressional Medal for Borinqueneers One Step Closer

The U.S. Mint has presented design options for the Congressional Medal for the Borinqueneers to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), which chose the design… Read More

Dolores Mercedes Piñero: WWI Doctor and Pioneer

Dolores Mercedes Piñero was one of the first female doctors in Puerto Rico and the first Puerto Rican woman to serve as a doctor under… Read More

Issuance of Borinqueneer Congressional Medal Faces Delay

It has been reported that the Borinqueneers are frustrated by the fact that the Congressional Gold Medal approved by President Obama last year has still… Read More

Rafael Celestino Benítez: Navy Hero

Rafael Celestino Benítez is just one of many Puerto Rican military heroes, but he has one of the most dramatic stories. Celestino Benítez was born… Read More

Puerto Rican War Heroes: Agustin Ramos Calero

Puerto Rico has sent many soldiers into the U.S. military, and many of those men and women have stood out in their military service. One… Read More

Puerto Rican War Heroes: Rear Admiral Riefkohl

Frederick Lois Riefkohl was born in Maunabo, Puerto Rico on February 27th, 1889. He was educated in Puerto Rico and on the mainland, and had… Read More

The U.S. Coast Guard in Puerto Rico

It’s called the Transit Zone: a 6,000,000+ square mile area with two primary paths. One goes through Mexico and the southwestern U.S., and the other… Read More