Under Public Law 113-120, a Congressional Gold Medal was authorized to be awarded to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Borinqueneers”, in recognition of its pioneering military service, devotion to duty, and many acts of valor in the face of adversity. This Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army participated in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the most recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in other overseas contingency operations.
The United States Mint recently released the design candidates for the obverse and reverse of the medal. Each of the provided design candidates appears below. Click on any image to enlarge.
Obverse Design Candidates
Reverse Design Candidates