3 Marines Return to Cuba to Raise US Flag, 54 Years After Lowering It

Post Date: August 14th, 2015
Categories: News

After 54 years, three United States Marines have returned to Cuba to finish a job that, despite being their duty, none of them truly wanted to do in the first place.

On January 4, 1961, James Tracy, Mike East and Larry Morris walked out of the U.S. Embassy in Havana and in a silent ceremony, in front of the hundreds of Cuban gathered outside in the hopes of obtaining a visa to the U.S., took down the U.S. flag for what they assumed would be the last time in Cuba.

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