December 2, 1961 – Cold War: In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro announces he is a Marxist-Leninist, and that Cuba will adopt socialism. Che Guevara (left) and Castro, photographed by Alberto Korda in 196
R.I.P. Scott Helvenston he was the youngest person ever to complete SEAL training; at the age of 17. He was brutally killed and maimed in Fallujah, 2004 working as a Private Military Contractor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Helvenston
The Bay of Pigs was an American attempt to overthrow the newly established communist government in Cuba by training and sending Cuban rebels. The coup ended up in a disaster due to the lack of support by the Americans. The incident was an embarrassment for the U.S. and ultimately led to Castro pleading for Soviet aid (Cuban Missile Crisis).
Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928 –1967) died at the age of 39. He was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia within popular culture. "Be realistic, demand the impossible!"