Borinqueneers Are One Step Closer to the Congressional Gold Medal

The Senate passed a bill on Friday to award the ‘Borinqueneers,’ a segregated Puerto Rican U.S. Army regiment, the Congressional Gold Medal for their service in the Korean War and WWII. Now, the Borinqueneers are just a presidential signature away from the country’s highest civilian honor. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to two surviving members of the Borinqueneers, Victor Colon and Edwin Aviles.

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