Florida Gov. Rick Scott has approved the renaming a two-block stretch of Calle Ocho in Little Havana in honor of a Bay of Pigs invasion hero.
At a 10 a.m. public ceremony on Saturday at the Bay of Pigs Museum at 1821 SW Ninth St. , the plaque to honor Carlos Rodriguez Santana at Southwest Eighth Street and 10th and 12th avenues will be unveiled.
Rodriguez was a founder of Brigade 2506 and the first casualty of the invasion. Rodriguez fell to his death as the men secretly trained in Guatemala on September 1960. His dog tag number was 2506 and the brigade added it to its name.
The Florida legislators who introduced the street renaming bill, Aniterre Flores and Jose Felix Diaz, will attend the ceremony.
For more information, call the museum at 305-649-4719.