Brothers to the Rescue (Hermanos al Rescate) memorial

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  • Description
    This is a memorial in Hialeah Gardens, Florida commemorating four civilian pilots who were shot down and killed in international waters in the Florida Straits by the Cuban government on February 24, 1996. Brothers to the Rescue was a non-governmental organization that used small planes to search the Florida Straits looking for Cuban rafters and radioing their location to U.S. Coast Guard authorities. They are credited with saving thousands of lives.
  • Item ID
    csmep03189
  • Source Collection
    Caribbean Sea Migration Collection, 1959-2003
  • Title
    Brothers to the Rescue (Hermanos al Rescate) memorial
  • Provenance
  • Extent
    2 scans
  • Date
  • Folder
    Photographs of monuments and protest movements related to sea migration, includes monuments in Lampedusa, Italy, and Miami, Florida.
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  • Type
    Image
    Still Image
    photographs
  • Subject
    Alejandre, Armando
    Costa, Carlos
    Peña, Mario de la
    Morales, Pablo
  • Copyright & Usage
    None
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