Claude Crow: Out of Cuba

Claude Crow: Out of Cuba

There are 8 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Dec 26, 2012, titled Claude Crow: Out of Cuba. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

Claude Crow holds the license plate from his first vehicle in Cuba and a copy of his high school year book, the Coral Reef, at his Los Molinos home.

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Compassionate One

Sparta, NJ

#1 Dec 26, 2012
Although it was 50 years ago in October, a Los Molinos man remembers well the evacuation of Guantanamo for the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Claude Crow, then 17 and a junior in high school, was one of about 2,200 who left the docks in the USNS Upshur during the evacuation of military and civilian dependents on Oct. 22, 1962.

We left so quick to get out of there my mother left the clothes on the line, Crow said.

We just didn't have time. They got us out of there and onto the ship.

The morning started out like any other until an announcement came over the public address system at the school about 11 a.m., he said.

Everyone was told to go straight home and the students were bussed from the schools to where the housing was.

Crow came home to find his mother at the door with a suitcase, ready to go, he said.

That morning there was nothing on the road, but we came back to our house to see the area loaded with jeeps, Crow said.

There were people on the side of the road, Crow said. No sooner did you turn around, but the same bus that brought you home, took us to the docks.

My father was a civil engineer in charge of public works on the base and he was one of seven who stayed. We didn't even get to say goodbye.

In the chaos, evacuees were ordered to turn the cats out and tie their dogs up on the clothes lines, he said.

The family was one of several loaded up on the USNS Upshur
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on a fourday voyage to Norfolk, VA where the ship was separated with boys on one side and their mothers and girls on the other with permission needed to cross from one side to the other, he said.

On the entire voyage, up until US waters were reached, the group, which has protection from antisubmarine plans that flew over once an hour, was followed by a Russian submarine, Crow said.

When you took out field binoculars, you could see the Russian flag and a big red star, Crow said.

Along the way, one baby was born on the USNS Upshur.

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“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#3 Dec 27, 2012
balsero decarao, deja de usar los nombres de gente decente
Compassionate One

Sparta, NJ

#4 Dec 27, 2012
Cherokee wrote:
balsero deScaraDo, deja de usar los nombres de LA gente decente
IGNORANTE!!!!

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#5 Dec 28, 2012
eres un decarao que usas los nombres de gente seria

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#6 Dec 28, 2012
peru tu de serio no tienes ni un pelo de culo

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#7 Dec 28, 2012
LIEger vive en un culedesack: el culo del saco...al final de la calle con su carrito de Publix
Chi chi

Hollywood, FL

#8 Dec 28, 2012
Cherokee wrote:
LIEger vive en un culedesack: el culo del saco...al final de la calle con su carrito de Publix
Hoy me desperté con una gana de joder a WJDC y Liger que me esta matando (tu sabes como es), le doy gracias a Dios que ninguno esta en Miami.

“Abbiamo Vinto”

Since: Feb 12

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#9 Dec 28, 2012
Compassionate One wrote:
Although it was 50 years ago in October, a Los Molinos man remembers well the evacuation of Guantanamo for the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Claude Crow, then 17 and a junior in high school, was one of about 2,200 who left the docks in the USNS Upshur during the evacuation of military and civilian dependents on Oct. 22, 1962.
We left so quick to get out of there my mother left the clothes on the line, Crow said.
We just didn't have time. They got us out of there and onto the ship.
The morning started out like any other until an announcement came over the public address system at the school about 11 a.m., he said.
Everyone was told to go straight home and the students were bussed from the schools to where the housing was.
Crow came home to find his mother at the door with a suitcase, ready to go, he said.
That morning there was nothing on the road, but we came back to our house to see the area loaded with jeeps, Crow said.
There were people on the side of the road, Crow said. No sooner did you turn around, but the same bus that brought you home, took us to the docks.
My father was a civil engineer in charge of public works on the base and he was one of seven who stayed. We didn't even get to say goodbye.
In the chaos, evacuees were ordered to turn the cats out and tie their dogs up on the clothes lines, he said.
The family was one of several loaded up on the USNS Upshur
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on a fourday voyage to Norfolk, VA where the ship was separated with boys on one side and their mothers and girls on the other with permission needed to cross from one side to the other, he said.
On the entire voyage, up until US waters were reached, the group, which has protection from antisubmarine plans that flew over once an hour, was followed by a Russian submarine, Crow said.
When you took out field binoculars, you could see the Russian flag and a big red star, Crow said.
Along the way, one baby was born on the USNS Upshur.
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