Rep. Bill Posey to Honor Boriqueneer With Congressional Gold Medal in Ceremony Saturday

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Accepting the award on behalf of PVT. Irvin Simmons is his brother, Bobby Simmons

ABOVE VIDEO: Battle weary soldiers of the 65th infantry North of the Han River in June 1951, Korea. “The Borinqueneers” is the first major documentary to chronicle the story of the forgotten soldiers of the 65th Infantry Regiment.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) will present the Congressional Gold Medal Award Saturday posthumously to Pvt. Irvin O. Simmons (KIA), a fallen member of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment also known as the Borinqueneers, who died in the final hours of the Korean War.

Receiving the award on behalf of PVT Irvin Simmons is his brother, Bobby Simmons, who is also a veteran of the Korean War.

The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Post #109 in Titusville, Florida.

“It is a great privilege to recognize the service and sacrifice of PVT Irvin Simmons by presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to the Simmons family,” said Congressman Posey.

A 1992 painting depicting the 65th Infantry’s bayonet charge against a Chinese division during the Korean War. (Dominic D’Andrea image)

“Every time we present a Congressional Gold Medal Award we honor the bravery of the 65th Infantry Regiment and keep the memory and example of this legendary fighting force alive in our hearts and minds.”

The ceremony has been arranged by the Boriqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee which was organized to ensure our veterans received the proper recognition.

If you are a veteran and would like to help honor PVT Simmons please know you are welcome.

Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) will present the Congressional Gold Medal Award Saturday posthumously to Pvt. Irvin O. Simmons (KIA), a fallen member of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment also known as the Borinqueneers, who died in the final hours of the Korean War.

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