Batallón del Capitán Correa

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Officially, the 2nd Battalion, 6th Regiment of the Insular Forces. Ironically, Capitán Antonio de los Reyes Correa (1665-1758) was a soldier in the Spanish Army, who became a hero to many Puerto Ricans when he led the militia that saved the town of Arecibo from a British raid in 1702. Since soldiers were allowed to choose their battalion’s names, presumably they chose to recognize his fighting spirit over such trivialities as which flag he served.