Puerto Ricans

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Manuel Olivieri Sanchez - Struggle For U.S. Citizenship
... In 1917, Puerto Ricans in the island, believing that they were entittled to the same rights that every other U.S ... He encouraged his fellow Puerto Ricans to protest by telling them that "If you are not allowed to vote, don't answer the draft call" ... took a mandamus suit to court with the claim that all Puerto Ricans were United States citizens and entittled to the civil rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States ...
List Of Puerto Rican Military Personnel - World War II
... During World War II, Puerto Ricans served in every military branch of the United States ... Puerto Ricans from the island served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers, which participated in combat in the European Theater—in Germany and Central Europe ... Puerto Rican officers trained the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military aviators at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama ...
Puerto Ricans In World War II - World War II
... into the war, the Puerto Ricans living on the island and on the U.S ... They came from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico and Brooklyn, New York ... In some cases Puerto Ricans were subject to the racial discrimination which at that time was widespread in the United States ...
List Of Puerto Rican Military Personnel
... Throughout history Puerto Ricans, including people of Puerto Rican descent, have gained notability as members of the military ... Puerto Ricans have fought and defended their homeland against attacks from the Caribs and pirates ... Puerto Ricans such as Augusto Rodríguez, who resided in the United States in the mid-19th century, fought in the American Civil War ...
List Of Puerto Rican Military Personnel - World War I
... In World War I Puerto Ricans opened fire, in what is considered to be the first shot of that war on behalf of the United States, on an armed German supply ship trying to force ... In New York, many Puerto Ricans of African descent joined the 396th Infantry Regiment which was mostly composed of African Americans ... Before the United States entered World War II, Puerto Ricans were already fighting on European soil, not only in the Rif War, but also on both sides of the Spanish Civil War ...