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Coral Way in Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nestor A. Izquierdo

 
 
Nestor A. Izquierdo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
1. Nestor A. Izquierdo Marker
Inscription.  

Monumento establecido 8/24/1984

Honrar honra 1992
En memoria de Nestor A. Izquierdo Veterano de la Brigada 2506 U.S.A. Army
Esta obra fue realizada por Gilberto Casanova Secretario General de Accion Cubana y algunos amigos intimos de Tony Izquierdo. Maestro de Obra Rene Martinez
Escultor Tony Lopez.
Tony Izquierdó muerto en combate contra los Sandinistas el 10 de junio de 1979.
Esta obra fue realizada por Gilberto Casanova Coordinador General de Accion Cubana
Fue terminada en el año 2001.
Aclaramos que no aceptamos ayuda de nadie.

English:
Monument established August 24, 1984

Honor those that deserve honor, 1992
In memory of Nestor A. Izquierdo Veteran of the Brigade 2506 U.S.A. Army
This work was completed by Gilberto Casanova, Secretary General of Acción Cubana and some close friends of Tony Izquierdo.
Master of works, René Martínez
Sculptor, Tony López.
Tony Izquierdo died in combat against the Sandinistas on June 10, 1979.
This work was carried out by Gilberto Casanova, General Coordinator
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of Acción Cubana. It was completed in 2001.
We clarify that we did not accept help from anyone.
 
Erected 2001 by Acción Cubana.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 25° 45.927′ N, 80° 12.986′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. It is in Coral Way. Memorial is on 13th Avenue Southwest south of 8th Street Southwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami FL 33135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bay of Pigs Monument (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to the Fallen of Cuban Liberation (a few steps from this marker); José Martí (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Antonio Maceo (about 500 feet away); Little Havana Honors Our Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Máximo Gómez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Impact of the "Bay of Pigs" on Miami (approx. half a mile away); South River Drive Historic District Boarding Houses (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
Regarding Nestor A. Izquierdo. Nestor Antonio "Tony" Izquierdo was born in Matanzas Province, Cuba in 1936. He participated in the
Nestor A. Izquierdo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
2. Nestor A. Izquierdo Marker
Bay of Pigs invasion with the Brigade 2506 in April 1961. Later he continued to be involved in various missions against the Communist government of Cuba. In 1979, while assisting the Contras against the Sandinistas, he was killed in Nicaragua.
 
Nestor A. Izquierdo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
3. Nestor A. Izquierdo Marker
This wide view photo also shows the additional nearby bust and memorial to Manolo Fernández, Cuban tango master.
Nestor A. Izquierdo statue by Tony López image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
4. Nestor A. Izquierdo statue by Tony López
To the left of the statue is a small sign which reads:

Este es un lugar sagrado y lleno de historia, manterlo limpio es respetar a aquellos que ya no están entre nosotros porque murieron por nuestra causa cubana.
Accion Cubana

English translation:
This is a sacred place full of history, to keep it clean is to respect those who are no longer among us because they died for our Cuban cause.
Accion Cubana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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