Rep. Posey to Honor Borinqueneer with Gold Medal Presentation


Washington, February 10, 2020 – On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) will present the Congressional Gold Medal Award (replica) posthumously to PVT Irvin O. Simmons (KIA), a fallen member of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment also known as the Borinqueneers, who died in the final hours of the Korean War. Receiving the award on behalf of PVT Irvin Simmons is his brother, Bobby Simmons, who is also a veteran of the Korean War. The ceremony will take place at 11:30AM at the Disabled American Veterans Post #109 in Titusville, Florida. 

“It is a great privilege to recognize the service and sacrifice of PVT Irvin Simmons by presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to the Simmons family,” said Congressman Posey. “Every time we present a Congressional Gold Medal Award we honor the bravery of the 65th Infantry Regiment and keep the memory and example of this legendary fighting force alive in our hearts and minds.” 

The ceremony has been arranged by the Boriqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee which was organized to ensure our veterans received proper recognition. If you are a veteran and would like to help honor PVT Simmons please know you are welcome. 

Event Details Below: 

What: Congressman Bill Posey will Present PVT Irvin O. Simmons with the Congressional Gold Medal Award posthumously. 

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:30AM. 

Where: Disabled American Veterans Post #109, 435 N. Singleton Avenue Titusville, FL 32796. 


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