Thank you for educating me about this tragic history of Puerto Rico, which in over 20 years of schooling I never heard. I welcome any books and resources you recommend to learn more.
My father was stationed for two years on the island during WWII as a Army-AF radio operator, often by himself in a quonset hut a rocky hillside higher than the tops of palm trees for two and three weeks at a time, relaying Morse-coded intelligence and messages between the European front and generals in DC. He loved Puerto Rico’s people and their joy, music, culture and land. As we grew up he often shared his nostalgia and yearning to return there.