Casimiro Berenguer Padilla

Photo added by Martin Nieves

Casimiro Berenguer Padilla

"Heroe de la Masacre de Ponce"

Casimiro Berenguer-Padilla was a Puerto Rican nationalist who witnessed the Ponce Massacre. He was the military instructor of the Cadetes de la República who received permission from Ponce Mayor Tormos Diego to celebrate a parade on March 21, 1937, in commemoration of the abolition of slavery and to protest the jailing of its leaders, including Pedro Albizu Campos. The peaceful march resulted in the death of 17 unarmed civilians at the hands of the Insular Police, in addition to some 235 wounded civilians, including women and children.

Berenger's remains were brought from the Dominican Republic and enterred at the Panteon Nacional Roman Baldorioty de Castro in Ponce on the 70th anniversary of the Ponce Massacre, March 21, 2007.


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Casimiro Berenguer Padilla "Hero of the Ponce Massacre"


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  • Created by: Martin Nieves
  • Added: 19 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67124119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Casimiro Berenguer Padilla (4 Mar 1909–27 Feb 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67124119, citing Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro, Ponce, Ponce Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA ; Maintained by Martin Nieves (contributor 47104050) .