Local April 28, 2014 | 8:20 am

April 28, 1965: 2nd time the U.S. invades Dominican soil

Santo Domingo.- Today Monday, April 28 marks 49 years since the second military occupation by the United States, in the heels of the 1965 Revolution that began April 24 that year, which sought to reinstate Juan Bosch in office, after his ouster by the coup of September 25, 1963.

The occupation by the U.S. began exactly 49 years after its first armed incursion in 1916, and started when 500 troops of the 82nd Airborne Division parachuted on the Hotel Embajador’s polo field, ostensibly to save American lives and evacuate U.S. citizens.

Then president Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the deployment of 42,000 US Marines, a measure which was met with the immediate rebuke of most of the countries in the world.

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