Time Magazine called him a "Christ-like figure." Others have a different view.
Tony Chao hobbled to it on crutches. He'd taken seventeen bullets from the Castroites' Czech machine guns during the firefight preceding his capture. On the way to the execution stake, Tony was forced to hobble down some cobblestone stairs. Another Cuban laborer imprisoned by Che watched the process from his prison cell. "I'll never understand how Tony survived that beating . . . One of Tony's bullet-riddled legs had been amputated at the hospital; the other was gangrened and covered in pus."
Compare Tony's death to Guevara's capture: "Don't shoot!" whimpered the arch-assassin to his captors. "I'm Che! I'm worth more to you alive than dead!"