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Luis Gonzalez Lalondry, Brigade 2506, Bay of Pigs, Cuba.JPG
Luis Gonzalez Lalondry, author of the book Bahia de Cochinos, photographed at the Bay of Pigs Museum in Little Havana.  He is a member of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, Brigade 2506..."Me and another brigadista have the distinction of being the only ones  captured along with a Cuban soldier we had taken prisoner. We ended up spending the next five days sharing our water, a can of condensed milk and  spaghettii with him. We ended up treating him like he was one of us. His name was Manuel del Rio and later when we were in prison in Cuba he sent me a message inside that he was no longer a miliciano. That was a victory for me."