A Genuine Black American Hero for Black History Month
Don’t look for this from Oprah, Tavis Smiley, The Congressional Black Caucus, or anywhere in the MSM, including especially! The History Channel or PBS, but the second in command of the freedom-fighters who hit the Bay of Pigs beachhead 50 years ago was a black Cuban and today a proud U.S. citizen and retired Major General of the U.S. Amy named Erneido Oliva.
The Knights of Camelot dumped Oliva and his men on that beachhead with only light arms and no air cover—then abandoned them. Oliva’s men were outnumbered 30 to one by Castro’s Soviet led and supplied troops, who had swarms of Soviet T-34 Tanks and jets overhead. On the third day of unrelenting battle Oliva’s men were virtually out of ammo for their carbines and the battlefield horrors were taking their toll.“Where are the U.S. planes?!” they kept bellowing into their radios. “Where is our ammo?!”
Crazed by hunger and thirst, they’d been shooting and reloading without sleep for three days. Many were hallucinating. By then they knew damn well they’d been abandoned by the Knights of Camelot………………………………..