Above, José Ramón Fernández, left, leading Cuban forces against April 1961 U.S.-organized Bay of Pigs invasion. Behind him, revolutionary soldiers aid captured mercenary. Fernández carried out many responsibilities from training first militia battalions to helping transform education system. Left, José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of Communist Party of Cuba, speaking at tribute to Fernández. Machado was medical doctor and combatant of Rebel Army during revolutionary war that overthrew Batista dictatorship in 1959.
By Dave Salner
January 31, 2019