Activated: 16 August 1943.
Overseas: 10 January 1945.
Campaigns: Rhineland, Central Europe.
Days of combat: 55.
Awards: MH-1 (Frederick C. Murphy); DSM-1 ; SS-77; LM-14; SM-4; BSM-686; AM-19.
Commanders: Major General Stanley Eric Reinhart (August 1943 – 1 August 1945), Brig. Gen. John E. Copeland (1 August 1945 to inactivation).
Inactivated: 31 August 1945 in Germany.
Continuing its advance against crumbling Nazi opposition, the Division crossed the Danube 4 miles below Regensburg, 26 April, took the city, 27 April, seized Passau, cross the Inn River, 4 May, and occupied Linz, Austria, on the 5th. Germans surrendered en masse. On 9 May, as hostilities officially ended in Europe, the troops of the 65th made contact with the Russians at Erlauf.
Schumer Announces Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to "Borinqueneers'; 65th Infantry Is Last Hispanic Segregated Unit of U.S. Army
Jun 19, 2013; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by New York Senator Charles Schumer: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today...
Sen. Schumer Announces Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to 'Borinqueneers'; 65th Infantry Is Last Hispanic Segregated Unit of Us Army
Jun 20, 2013; WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer issued the following press release:U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer...