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Fort McCoy, WI: Cuban Resettlement 1980|
Fort McCoy Supports Large Cuban Refugee Operations Mission
Fort McCoy: A Chronicle of Our Past
"Up to 25,000 Cubans expected at McCoy" Wisconsin State Journal, June 11, 1980
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"Resettlement group leaves Fort McCoy" Wisconsin State Journal, June 26, 1980
"McCoy's transformed barracks are now home to 13,000 Cubans" The Capital Times, June 9, 1980
"Even at Ft. McCoy, life is a new experience for Cuban refugees" The Capital Times, June 23, 1980
Nearly 125,000 refugees left Cuba in 1980 for the United States, with approximately ten percent destined for Fort McCoy.
Why were there so many Cuban refugees in 1980?
Why were some of them shipped to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin?
What became of the refugees?
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