Cuba's Communist leader Fidel Castro with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during a 1963 official visit to Moscow. The Cubans were dismayed by Russia's capitulation to US demands to withdraw the missiles from Cuba.
The Cuban Missile Crisis had a big impact on our city. We lived a little over 100 miles from Cuba. Our school had bomb drills everyday. We had anti-communism rallies on week-ends. Nobody wore red and if you did, the kids made fun of you. The Cuban.