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105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 192

Expressing the sense of the Congress that the heroism of the brave and 
   gallant Puerto Ricans in the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United 
 States Army who fought in the Korean conflict should be commemorated.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            November 9, 1997

 Ms. Velazquez (for herself, Mr. Gutierrez, and Mr. Serrano) submitted 
    the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the 
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 
 National Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of the Congress that the heroism of the brave and 
   gallant Puerto Ricans in the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United 
 States Army who fought in the Korean conflict should be commemorated.

Whereas the Puerto Rican soldiers of the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United 
        States Army unselfishly fought, bled, and died for the rights and 
        privileges of all citizens of the United States and the Republic of 
        Korea;
Whereas 129 soldiers of the 65th Infantry Regiment were awarded the Silver Star 
        and 8 received the Distinguished Service Cross for their heroism during 
        the Korean conflict;
Whereas the 65th Infantry Regiment went to the rescue of the 1st Division of the 
        United States Marine Corps in Hagaru-ri when that division was 
        surrounded by forces of the People's Republic of China, provided a safe 
        corridor through which the Marines escaped, and formed a protective rear 
        guard during the retreat to Hungnam;
Whereas, after bitter fighting and with the forces of the People's Republic of 
        China on their heels, the 65th Infantry Regiment was the last regiment 
        to leave the beachhead in the Christmas eve evacuation of Hungnam on 
        December 24, 1950;
Whereas on the night of February 13-14, 1951, while the 65th Infantry Regiment 
        was encamped near the command post of the 3d Infantry Division of the 
        United States Army during a rest and recreation leave away from the 
        front lines, the command post of the 3d Infantry Division was attacked 
        by over 1,000 North Korean soldiers who had infiltrated through the 
        front lines without being detected and the 65th Infantry Regiment 
        rallied, attacked, and subsequently destroyed the North Korean force, 
        thereby saving the commanding officer and staff of the 3d Infantry 
        Division from death or capture; and
Whereas the soldiers of the 65th Infantry Regiment were showered with many 
        accolades for their heroism in battle, the most famous and important of 
        which came in the form of a letter from the commander of the United 
        Nations forces in Korea, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that--
            (1) the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Veterans 
        Affairs should plan a special event jointly hosted by them to 
        commemorate the heroism of the brave and gallant Puerto Ricans 
        in the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army who 
        fought in the Korean conflict and rescued the 1st Division of 
        the Marine Corps at Hugaru-ri and the 3d Infantry Division of 
        the Army; and
            (2) the American Battle Monuments Commission should provide 
        a plaque of suitable design and with appropriate inscriptions 
        at the Korean War Veterans Memorial to commemorate the 65th 
        Infantry Regiment.
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