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Battalion surgeon, Ernesto Gonzalez M.D. and Sgt. Stedman in Vietnam Aid Station, 1967-68
French colonial rule over Vietnam ended in 1954 after a bloody war of independence. After independence, the country remained divided between a pro-Western South and the Communist North. After elections to reunify the country were cancelled a low intensity war started with North Vietnam backing the...
Puerto Rican National Guard, 60th Infantry Regiment.
In the aftermath of World War II, Japan’s 35 year long colonial rule over Korea came to an end in 1945. The United States and the Soviet Union divided the county along the 38th parallel. Both super powers established regimes sympathetic to their respective economic and political ideologies. North...
Soldiers of The 65th Infantry after an all day schedule of maneuvers at Salinas, Puerto Rico. August 1941. CMH.
World War II was the most defining event of the 20th century. It was the first total war. The war was fought on land, sea, and in the air. It was fought with all kinds of arms and weapon systems, as much as with propaganda. Practically every corner of the world was visited and scarred by this war...
Officers of the Porto Rico Regiment, 1917
Chronology July 28, 1914 World War I begins March 2, 1917 The U.S. Congress enacts the Jones-Shafroth Act (aka the Jones Act) April 6, 1917 The United States enters the conflict on the side of the Allies . April 9, 1917 Chamber of Delegates offers President Wilson the complete loyalty and support...
Bombing of El Morro Castle
The War with Spain or The Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War of 1898 In 1898, the United States went to war with Spain after the second class battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on February 15, 1898.Cuban rebels had been fighting for independence since 1895 and by all accounts...
1897 - San Juan, Derribo de murallas
El Grito de Lares and the Demobilization of the Puerto Rican Militias under Spain El Grito de Lares of September 23, 1868 was the most significant revolt against Spanish rule in Puerto Rico. It was quickly suppressed but it had important consequences for the island. The confrontation left eight...
Porto Rico United States Volunteers General Order No. 34 of February 12, 1900, allowed for the creation of a cavalry battalion composed of companies E, F, G, and H and stationed in Henry Barracks in the mountain town of Cayey. [1] The order also changed the name of the Porto Rico Battalion to the...
Spanish soldiers in the Plaza de Ponce in 1898 during mass.
In the aftermath of the Spanish-Cuban-Filipino-American War of 1898 , the United States engaged in its first extra-continental nation-building projects. As de facto ruler of the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States sought to transform the socio-economic and political structures of...
1899 Postcard - American Colonial Troops
After the American invasion in 1898, Puerto Rican elites quickly volunteered the population for military service. Cayetano Coll y Toste, as civilian secretary to Brigadier General George W. Davis, the military governor of Puerto Rico, claimed that he encouraged Davis to form a battalion of native...