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Bay of Pigs anniversary

Category: History
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2007
Time: 1:46 pm
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April 17, 1961

On April 17, 1961, approximately 1,300 courageous Cuban patriots belonging to the Assault Brigade “2506” landed on Cuban beaches. Our mission was to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and to reestablish democracy in our homeland. However, the military operation at the Bay of Pigs which had been personally approved by President John F. Kennedy lasted only three days.

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