by jerry luis cruz
Friday, April 18, 2003
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The Puerto Rican national guard(the 60th regiment established in 1898) became the 65th Army Regiment on February 23, 1901.
Blood is thick and dark
Arterial blood is arterial blood.
A soldier is a soldier.
WWII, korea, vietnam, the gulf...
we s*p*i*c*s dug trenches since the turn
of the century.
We be spics for a long time,
since 1898 if you're into details.
Korea showed our potential.
The 65th was organized in 1901,
about three years after
General Nelson Miles landed at Gaunica.
Pusan, South Korea, Panama and France:
trench digging were their orders.
When would their day of glory come...
Finally the 'Borinqueneers' of the 65th Army Infantry
entered into the war!
A Chinese division
near Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 2, 1951, saw Puerto Rican-Americans on the battlefield for their first time!
What a sight to see for the red Chinese!
The 65th assault on the Chinese 149th Division,
ending with the enemy retreating.
Finally honor for that small island.
So next time you happen to hear the word, 'spic',
consider the Jones act of 1917
and that'll tell you how long
We've been citizens of this great country.
Our names there
right next to yours,
our grandfathers, our fathers and uncles,our brothers and cousins!
The Carib and Taino cries resonate through time.
Oh, yeah and by the way...s.p.i.c. stands for...
Spanish Person In Charge.
Dedicated to the memory of The 65th Infantry and all Americans who served during the Korean war and WWII.
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|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|*salute* to all our service men and women, no matter their nationality, for their service to our nation...we were all united as AMERICANS, fighting for our freedoms...outstanding write, jerry! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. *love your definition of s.p.i.c.*|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|I like this. Bravo, dear s*p*i*c* for a fine work and the smile.|
|Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)