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CT Governor To Honor The 65th Infantry Regiment The Borinqueneers

Source: Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission Please join Governor Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Wyman on Tuesday 10/15 as they present the Borinqueneers, the 65th Puerto Rican Infantry, with a proclamation of honor at 2:00 pm in the Hall of Flags at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT. The 65th Infantry Regiment was completely based, and […]

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The First Latino U.S. Marine Fighter Pilot Félix Rigau Carrera

The first Latino U.S. Fighter pilot hails from Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico.  Félix Rigau Carrera, also known as “El Águila de Sabana Grande”  (The Eagle from Sabana Grande), was born August 13, 1894 to a Spanish Navy sailor from  Cataluña, Spain and a Puerto Rican homemaker. As a  child Félix showed interest in mechanics and used to make small fixed-wing aircraft replicas. Rigau Carrera Graduated […]

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