Bugsy wrote:I stumbled upon this documentary, I've always known about the existance of "all black" Army Units but never knew that there was once an "all puerto rican" Infantry Unit known as the Borinqueneers.
GinoPR wrote:The separate Company E was a Ranger unit given federal recognition effective 1 April 1971 and had a total authorized strength of 198 personnel. It was added to the PR ARNG on that date while the 755th Transportation Company (Medium Truck, Cargo) was deleted. Co E (Ranger), 65th Infantry relocated from Vega Baja to San Juan on 2 February 1976, and was inactivated as federal recognition was withdrawn effective 29 February 1980. This resulted in the allocation of an ARNG ranger company being transferred from the PR ARNG to the Texas ARNG, in which Company G (Ranger), 143d Infantry was activated in Houston from elements of the 2d Battalion (Airborne), 143d Infantry, 36th Airborne Brigade, which was being inactivated effective 1 April 1980
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