My Father helped Brothers-to-the-Rescue

1/1/1994, Charlie Trainor/Miami Herald Staff: Cuban rafters

During the 1990’s, there were the most amount of rafters trying to escape Cuba’s brutal regime during the cruelest ruling years of Fidel Castro.  After a young boy was found dead floating on a raft apparently trying to escape, the dangerous plight of the Cuban people became widely publicized. Their willingness to risk everything to float on flimsy assembled rubber tubes and wood planks over 90 miles of the most treacherous ocean waters was beyond my comprehension while I was growing up.

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