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Cacique Caribe22 Apr 2018 11:05 p.m. PST

In case you guys want to try something different, and not widely known:



gavandjosh0223 Apr 2018 2:52 a.m. PST

thanks. A new one on me.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 3:50 a.m. PST

.it;sa great story ,,there is anew book Cold War Navy seal ,about the Cuban Exile navy,in the Congo,and Villafanas Book on the Cuban (makasi)experience in Congo.

princeman23 Apr 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

Ah, so much will be left for future generations to discover.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

Oh man, fascinating story. Thanks, CC!

Legion 423 Apr 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

Would make a good movie or show on say … The History Channel !

That is fascinating, I've heard rumors of such things in passing off and on. But with many things from that time period, and even before and after, much the information is still classified. Or just not made public knowledge.

E.g. there are @ 194 countries in the world. Last reported figure I heard the US has military/intel personnel in @ 134. I believe those were not referring to just the Embassies, etc. At least that's the unclassified number. So who knows … ?

Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2018 4:02 p.m. PST

My uncle had many similar stories which I'm just now finally starting to believe, specially after talking to some of his associates.

I hope someone investigates them thoroughly and writes them down one day, when the information no longer puts anyone in harm's way.


capt jimmi23 Apr 2018 9:24 p.m. PST

thanks for this , great story .

Cavcmdr24 Apr 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

I've recently started playing the original AK47 rules by Peter Pig again. It's a bit of fun now but I used to work with a chap who was out there with Mike Hoare.

Legion 424 Apr 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

Hoare was "legendary" among the "Mercs" of that time period.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

I wish more 20mm figures were available for this period and area of the world. Most African figures carry AK-47s which do not seem to have made it there in the early 60s.


Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 6:04 p.m. PST

I grew up in West Miami on the edge of the Everglades and we'd go shooting out there all of the time in the late 1960's. On a few occasions, we ran into Cubans from Alpha 66, the offshoot from Brigade 2506 that did the Bay of Pigs invasion. They'd be out there testing their AR-15's and pistols before going on a raid against Castro. Sometimes they'd let us fire their weapons or they'd throw a pineapple grenade into the canal. Cool stuff for a 15-year-old.

The Cubans hate the Commies.


Legion 425 Apr 2018 3:21 p.m. PST

Good intel Wolf !

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