Manuel Garcia-Rubio

He was in the supporting team for infiltration. He was born in 1938 at Sancti Spiritu Cuba. He is under # 2542 of the Brigade. He was between the first 50 members to join the brigade. He went left Cuba via Mexico later on arriving in Miami. He joined the brigade right away and went to Ussepa Island. He received training as telegrapher (while in Ussepa 2 teams were selected one went to the militar side and other to the intelligence side) he was selected for the intelligence side. He was in Ussepa until 07/04/60 when he left to Guatemala, where he will receive further training. As facade, Guatemala said they were there to install some radio antennas. He was on TRAX also. Later on he joined a CIA ship in charge of making infiltration jobs between US and Cuba. He was not on the invasion but he supported (through his trips between US and Cuba) the infiltration of people and military equipment. All the infiltration took place between the Florida keys and the north section of Cuba (close to Esquivel Key). All the duties while in board where mainly related to telegraph and as support with all the matters related with the management of the ship. He obtained two degrees: one in Agro Economics and later on a degree in Laws. He conducted all his professional career -after Bay of Pigs- as a lawyer. Event he remembers the most: Being involved in the project and not actually know when the invasion will be executed. He actually didn't know an invasion was about to occur. He realized the invasion happened when trying to use the radio he heard news from Cuba about a military group landing in the island.

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