65th Infantry Historia – Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance

The 65th Infantry Regiment prides itself on its long, rich tradition of military history, service, and achievements. Since the first shot of World War I which originated from “El Morro” San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the end of the Korean War, over 100,000 Borinqueneers have distinguished themselves as true American war heroes.  After all, the Borinqueneers’ motto is “Honor Et Fidelitas” which is Latin for “Honor And Fidelity”!

PRMOn May 19, 2014 the US Congress passed H.R.1726 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. This is especially special to me being that my grandfather Pedro Montalvo Ramos was Borinqueneer himself. In 1917 the US Congress granted citizenship to all Puerto Ricans and a month later Puerto Rican answered the call, and has not stopped since. Many not being of age to join lied to enlist in order to serve their Country, My grandfather being one of them. [STR]

“The Borinqueneers have served with distinction since 1899 as “Porto Rico Battalion of Volunteer Infantry then in 1908 redesignated “Porto Rico Regiment of Infantry, U.S. Army” and became a “Regular Army Regiment”. In 1920, re-designated “65th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army” and served with distinction in every major US conflict since. Finally in 1959, transferred to the Puerto Rico Army National Guard where 1st Battalion, 65th Inf. still serves. Becoming the only unit from active-duty to transfer to the National Guard/Reserves. “Honor Et Fidelitas”  Via: www.borinqueneers.org

via 65th Infantry Historia – Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance.


About steventorresramos

I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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