Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army

By army.milSeptember 13, 2007

Hispanic American Soldiers from the 65th Infantry, also known as the "The Borinqueneers."
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Like other ethnic groups of Americans, Hispanics were divided in their loyalties, fighting heroically for both the Union and Confederate armies. Most Hispanics were integrated into regular army or volunteer units, although some served in predominantly Hispanic units with their own officers.
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Mexican-American Soldiers on the border during patrol.
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Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" arriving at Tampa, Florida.
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Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" pose for a group photo while proudly displaying the American flag.
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Roosevelt's "Rough Riders"
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First Company of native Puerto Ricans enlisted in the American Colonial Army, Puerto Rico, 1899.
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The 65th Infantry takes cover in a cane field near Salinas, Puerto Rico, November 1941.
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Under the direction of 1st Lt. Victor Coll, a gun of the 25th F.A. is ready for action, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
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Soldiers of 65th Infantry after an all day schedule of maneuvers at Salinas, Puerto Rico, August 1941.
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Anti-aircraft machine guns of Battery B, 51st Coast Artillery, on alert for planes on recent maneuvers near Punta Salinas, Puerto Rico, November 1941.
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Rear view - 155 mm. Guns of the 51st Coast Artillery passing in review at the 4th of July Parade, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1941.
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Front view - 155 mm.  Guns of the 51st Coast Artillery passing in review at the 4th of July Parade, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1941.
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Mr. Gonzalo Soanes, mayor of Caguas, explains how his town conducted blackouts to Lt. Col. F. Parra, Maj. Gen. Collins, and Lt. Gen. Andrews, Puerto Rico, November 1941.
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Like other ethnic groups of Americans, Hispanics were divided in their loyalties, fighting heroically for both the Union and Confederate armies. Most Hispanics were integrated into regular army or volunteer units, although some served in predominantly Hispanic units with their own officers.
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