The Nation: The Forgotten Cubans

All veterans of the fight against Fidel Castro, the four refugees from Cuba saw themselves as good soldiers on the Watergate front. "I was not there to think," as Bernard Barker put it. "I was there to follow orders." Caught in the Democratic National Committee's Watergate offices on that fateful night of June 17, 1972, they all stoically pleaded guilty and trooped off to jail. As the scandal has expanded, they have become its forgotten men: Bernard ("Macho") Barker, 56; Virgilio ("Villo") Gonzalez, 47; Eugenio ("Musculito") Martinez, 51; and Frank Sturgis, 49.*

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