EARLY RAFTER: Armando Rodriguez (front of boat), one of the first Cuban rafters in Florida, holds a rope thrown from the freighter Gulf Panther from Wilmington, Delaware, that rescued him and six others in the high seas as they escaped from Cuba in 1961. Rodriguez died at 96 in January 2014.
EARLY RAFTER: Armando Rodriguez (front of boat), one of the first Cuban rafters in Florida, holds a rope thrown from the freighter Gulf Panther from Wilmington, Delaware, that rescued him and six others in the high seas as they escaped from Cuba in 1961. Rodriguez died at 96 in January 2014.
EARLY RAFTER: Armando Rodriguez (front of boat), one of the first Cuban rafters in Florida, holds a rope thrown from the freighter Gulf Panther from Wilmington, Delaware, that rescued him and six others in the high seas as they escaped from Cuba in 1961. Rodriguez died at 96 in January 2014.

Grocer, ‘adventurer’ and one of the first Cuban rafters in Florida dies at 96

January 13, 2014 12:00 PM

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