I was a grown man when the Bay of Pigs occurred, I was appalled that we abandoned our allies but didn’t know the details.
I have read “Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs” by Grayston L. Lynch and it makes you want to cry.
Of course the Media has made the CIA the villain, but RFK’s statement “What will the World Think if we sent in OUR military” or words to that effect expose the superficial dedication of sending men into harms way.
Hope you and yours are doing well.
Thanks. My dad was arrested on the day of the invasion, while I was at school. He was working for an American co. at the time (International Harvester) and had left work to pick me up at school when word got out that there was an invasion taking place. He got stopped at a road-block, when they saw that he worked for an American co. and was not at his job (despite saying he was going to pick me up), they took him away. He was released later that night when a local police chief vouched for him. After the invasion failed, the crackdowns really started, then my mom and dad applied to emigrate. We left in Feb '62.