Warrior Wednesday: Allen Dale Thompson #BayofPigs

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Allen Dale Thompson

Photo source: The Real Cuba

Photo source: The Real Cuba

Korean War veteran Dale Thompson landed with a group on October 1960 in Navas Bay, Oriente province, Cuba to start a guerrilla movement.

He was captured and sentenced to death by a Revolutionary Tribunal. The summary trial, during which ten men were sentenced to death, lasted only 20 minutes. The appeal took 20 minutes and the execution was carried out that same day.

Notes: The U.S. filed a diplomatic note of protest that was rejected by the Castro government. Writer Norberto Fuentes recounts a 1987 meeting during which Fidel and Raúl Castro gloated about having the four Americans executed.

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The protagonist of my WID (Work in Development) is a physical therapist who works with wounded vets. Through my research I’ve discovered patriots that leave me awe-filled, many of whom gave their life for their country. If I’ve learned only one thing, it is that these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines don’t do what they do for notoriety, they love their job, their country and their brothers (and sisters) in arms. I encourage you to do a bit of research on these warriors, but keep in mind that initial media reports often contain unverified information and for security reasons many details of operations are never revealed.