Colonel Dr. Felix E. Roque, Mayor of West New York, was honored by the U.S Army this Sunday October 16, 2016 for his dedication to the Latin community, his work in the medical field, and his job as a Colonel in the Army. Mayor Dr. Felix Roque has served as an inspiration for the up and coming generations who have seen Dr. Roque come as a young Cuban-American child of merely 11 years old to this country and against all odds pave a way and break down boundaries only to see his life filled with victories that now days is the basis of what it means to be a Latin person in the United States.
Colonel, Mayor Dr. Felix Roque who served with the United States Army, and now is a member of the Army Reserves will be honored during Hispanic Heritage Month for being one of the 20 most influential men in the U.S Army.
This Sunday, October 16, 2016, Colonel Dr. Felix Roque, Mayor of West New York, New Jersey will be home at the historic Fort Wadsworth located in 208 Drum Road, Staten Island NY, 10305, Dr. Roque will be honored by the United States Armed Forces.
Dr. Felix Roque commented feeling extremely grateful, acknowledge he was not expecting this. “I give thanks to God I am a very fortunate man, being in the military is duty that goes beyond a job, it is something that offers such an honor that most jobs don’t”
Dr. Felix Roque also said: “At Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York. I am been honored with “The Patriot Award” by the United States Army in Celebration of The Hispanic Heritage Month. I want to thank Colonel Cindy Saladin-Muhammad, The Commander North East Medical Area Readiness Support Group, CSM Cabreza and Major Diaz for making this event posible. I am extremely proud of our men and women serving this great nation.”
About Felix Roque
Felix Roque is a Cuban-American doctor who arrived in this country at a young age only 11 years old, he joined the military in 1976 and reached the rank of Colonel by the time he had retired from the military. On April 27, 2010 he was elected to be Mayor of West New York. He is the Director of the clinic Pain Relief Center, and the director of the Pain Center in St. Mary’s General Hospital in New Jersey.