Orestes Silva Fuentes

General Information
Current Name
Orestes Silva Fuentes
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Orestes Silva Fuentes
Age on Arrival
13
Date of Arrival
Wednesday, March 21, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Matecumbe

Orestes's Story

As a youngster of 13, totally afraid and unaware of the future for circumstances unknown to me on March 21 62, I entered the grounds of Camp Matecumbe about 10:30pm.

All I remember from that night wa...

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Hi Orestes. I got to Matecumbe on a Saturday 4 days before you, March 17 at about the same time and with a similar welcome, "welcome to el infierno verde" tomorrow we will issue you the uniforms and the training starts. I was 14 and had so many strange feelings of fear, dread, I thought I was going to have a chiripioca. I guess like most of us, we made it through. Aunque no recurdo tu cara, yo tambien estaba en la cabana de Rmando y Jose Luis and finally I got my litera the following Monday facing what was the baseball field. Welcome to the site. Dorticos.

Message by Luis R Gonzalez (Dorticos) | Feb 3rd 2010

A sweet, gentle and quiet welcome to this site, Orestes. No hell is breaking loose here. There is no screaming, cursing or threats and you will not lose any sleep over any kind of training you don't want to have. ---Well... maybe you'll see a few messages here that will make you scratch your head even if you don't have piojos. But it's all very discreet and nobody meddles in your business...je, je, je... Orestes, chico, I think that others like me would love to hear more of your story, because somehow I suspect that you not only learned how to survive, you managed to do well, in the camp then and outside later. Your Pedro Pan sister: Yoli Cardenas

Message by Yolanda Cardenas Ganong | Feb 2nd 2010

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