Independent historian Miguel Hernández, an independent historian will present talk on “The Puerto Rican Soldier: America’s Foreign Legionnaire” in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Tesday, October 11th, in Ossining, NY.
The Puerto Rico based U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard units are American fighting forces with limited U.S. citizenship rights and other social characteristics that set them apart from their counterparts in the U.S. mainland. Accordingly, they are, de facto, America’s Foreign Legionnaires.
Hernández will shed light on the little-known story of these heroic American citizen-soldiers who are forbidden to vote for the US President and the Congress who has sent them to do battle in all of America’s wars from WWI to those of the present day.
This event will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 pm, at the Joseph Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY.