BORINQUEN FIELD – COAST ARTILLERY RECOGNITION

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The Borinquen Field / Ramey AFB Museum and USCG Air Station Borinquen are working together to recognize and honor the Coast Artillery GI’s who defended the base during WWII

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Coming up with the idea and taking the lead for Air Station Borinquen is coastie Samuel Allan. From left to right; Ricardo, Angel, Sam, Agustin and Joe

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After some brainstorming Sam came up with the idea of placing commemorative plaques at the Panama Mount site, which held the 155 mm Coast Artillery rifled guns, located inside the USCG housing grounds

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Sam organized a “trivia night” fundraiser at the Pelican Club, old NCO Club, to raise funds for the project. Needless to say we were there

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The Air Station’s “Boys and Girls Club” helped organize the trivia night and some of them volunteered “chores” in exchange for donations

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On 26 May 2014, Memorial Day, the plaques will be unveiled. USCG Air Station Borinquen will carry out a ceremony commemorating the men of the Coast Artillery to include all Veterans of WWII

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Once this mision is complete the Museum will approach the Ramey Golf Corse with the goal of placing commemorative plaques at the Panama Mounts found on the Golf Corse grounds

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