Jorge Guzman, center, holding some of the memorabilia from his exodus to America from Cuba as a child, including his passport as a child, left, and a photo of the plane he flew on, right. He is surrounded in his home by left to right daughters Reagan,11, Taylor, 8, and Emme Britt, 5, and his wife Nancy. Jorge Guzman was born in Cuba and lived there until he was 8, when in January 1961 -- two years after the start of Castro's revolution -- his parents put him on a Pan Am plane bound for Miami as part of a slow, quiet exodus of 14,000 Cuban children to America and freedom. Recently, after 55 years, he returned to Cuba for the first time.
Jorge Guzman, center, holding some of the memorabilia from his exodus to America from Cuba as a child, including his passport as a child, left, and a photo of the plane he flew on, right. He is surrounded in his home by left to right daughters Reagan,11, Taylor, 8, and Emme Britt, 5, and his wife Nancy. Jorge Guzman was born in Cuba and lived there until he was 8, when in January 1961 -- two years after the start of Castro's revolution -- his parents put him on a Pan Am plane bound for Miami as part of a slow, quiet exodus of 14,000 Cuban children to America and freedom. Recently, after 55 years, he returned to Cuba for the first time. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Jorge Guzman, center, holding some of the memorabilia from his exodus to America from Cuba as a child, including his passport as a child, left, and a photo of the plane he flew on, right. He is surrounded in his home by left to right daughters Reagan,11, Taylor, 8, and Emme Britt, 5, and his wife Nancy. Jorge Guzman was born in Cuba and lived there until he was 8, when in January 1961 -- two years after the start of Castro's revolution -- his parents put him on a Pan Am plane bound for Miami as part of a slow, quiet exodus of 14,000 Cuban children to America and freedom. Recently, after 55 years, he returned to Cuba for the first time. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

For Charlotte man, a return to his native Cuba explains the last 55 years

March 05, 2016 06:15 PM