Modesto Cartagena

Military Person

1921 – 2010

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Who was Modesto Cartagena?

Sergeant First Class Modesto Cartagena was a member of the United States Army who served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, an all-Puerto Rican regiment also known as "The Borinqueneers," during World War II and the Korean War, becoming the most decorated Hispanic soldier in that war. He was the most decorated Puerto Rican soldier in history.

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Born
Jul 21, 1921
Cayey
Nationality
  • United States of America
Died
Mar 2, 2010
Guayama
Resting place
Puerto Rico National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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