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The Civilians

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The Spanish-American Forces
Jose Marti de Cuba

José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) was a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature.  In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist.  He was also a part of the Cuban Freemasons.  Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century.  He is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence."  He also fought against the threat of United States expansionism into Cuba.  From adolescence, he dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba and intellectual independence for all Spanish Americans.  His death was used as a cry for Cuban independence from Spain by both the Cuban revolutionaries and those Cubans previously reluctant to start a revolt.  José Martí was killed in battle against Spanish troops at the Battle of Dos Ríos, near the confluence of the rivers Contramaestre and Cauto, on May 19, 1895.  Through out Cuba today, students learned his famous poem entitled The White Rose.

The Nurses
Mounted Cubanos
The Spanish-American War 1898
comes alive at the
following upcoming event:

'Old Fort MacArthur Days' 
on the weekend following
the Fourth of July holiday 
at Fort MacArthur Museum 
in San Pedro, Los Angeles County.

Check the Favorite Links page
to visit the OFMD website.

The Artillery
W.E.S.T. was honored to lead the Oxnard's 100-Year City Anniverary Parade on May 31, 2003.