American Comandante, Chapter 1

William Morgan always wanted to "be somebody." After deserting from the army, spending time in prison and working for the mob, Morgan was ready for a new start. He got his chance as a Comandante fighting in the Cuban Revolution of the 1950s and '60s. "American Comandante" premieres November 17 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.

 
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When William Morgan was executed outside a Havana prison on March 11, 1961, his strange story seemed to vanish from the popular imagination as quickly as it had appeared; it was lost in the classified archives of the Cold War and edited out of Cuban history by Fidel Castro’s retelling of the revolution.
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