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Sept. 26, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Instructor Shapes Bright Future

Marine Corps Cpl. Saul Huerta-Magdaleno embodies this year's National Hispanic Heritage Month theme of "Shaping the Bright Future of America." He was born and raised in Mexico and moved to the United States in 2011 at age 16. Nearly 16 percent of all enlisted Marines are Hispanic.

Oct. 14, 2016

Puerto Ricans Represented Throughout U.S. Military History

As citizens of the United States, Puerto Ricans have participated in every major United States military engagement from World War I onward, with the soldiers of Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry Regiment distinguishing themselves in combat during the Korean War.

Oct. 14, 2016

Puerto Rican Vet Takes Pride in Military Service, Heritage

Growing up in New York City’s the Bronx, watching the 1960s television show, “Combat,” and being around family members who served in Vietnam inspired Ildelfonso “Pancho” Colon Jr. to join the Marine Corps in 1981 and serve for 25 years.

Oct. 13, 2016

Veteran Finds Brotherhood in Cycling Group

David Camacho, a retired Army master sergeant who served for 22 years, said he joined the Army “because it was in my blood.”

Oct. 12, 2016

Infantryman Recounts Journey from Poverty to Congressional Medal

Gilberto Luciano Padilla served as a heavy equipment operator in the storied 65th Infantry Regiment that served with distinction during the Korean War. The unit now is part of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.

Oct. 7, 2016

Congress Honors Puerto Rican Regiment for Heroic Korean War Service

Puerto Rican soldiers have fought for America since the Revolutionary War, but the most-famous Puerto Rican unit has been the 65th Infantry Regiment, the last desegregated unit, which was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Oct. 6, 2016

Face of Defense: Navy Officer Receives American Legion Auxiliary Award

Navy Lt. Evita Salles, director of reserve officer accessions for Navy Recruiting Command, was named the recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary's Salute to Active Duty Servicewomen Award at the group's national convention in Cincinnati.

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