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Agency Information
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AGENCY: FBI
Kennedy
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RECORD NUMBER: 124-90135-10004 ~ssassination Records
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(44 USC 2107 Note) .
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AGENCY FILE NUMBER: 105-82298-139 10-05-2017
Document Information
ORIG INA TOR : FBI
FROM: MM
TO: HQ

TITLE:

DATE: 12/28/1961
PAGES : 19 .

SUBJECTS:
ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Secret
RESTRICTIONS : 4
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11 Bureau ~c1os-a2298)(RM) . ·
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(1 - Legat, Paris)(l05-1115)(Info)
.1 - INS, Miami (RM)
1 - New York (105-38364)(Info)(RM)
1 - Newark (Info)(RM)
3 - f<iami (2 . - 10.5-2102) .
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(LEADS CONTINUED)
NEWARK: (INFORMATION)
An information copy is furnished Newark in view
of pending inv~~tigation that Division.
MIAMI:
AT MIAMI, FLORIDA
Will maintain contact with MM 639-S and will .
interview RALPH HUGUET, Blue Bay Motel, Norman¥ Isle
conceming the reported sending of men to Cuba •er.¥ !!I)
ADMINISTRATIVE
Information concerning the association between
the subject and GERALD PATRICK HEMMING, principal figure
in the above referenced INTERPEN file has been set forth
in that ··f ile.
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/IDENTITY LOCATION OF ORIGINAL INFORMATION
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MM T-1 is ex-MM 635-S,
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. contacted by SA _· IJ-\
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THOMAS H. ERRION. 105-2102-249. -~J'-/
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IDENTITY LOCATION OF ORIGINAL INFORMATION
)1M T~2 is INS, New Y0 rk
/·" City, .who ,furnished
/. information ·to our New
' York Office, Which was
obtained by INS from
their informant NYC-I-597
and corroborated by
their informant NYC-I-569. 105-2102-250.
MM T-3 is MM 639-S 105-2102-247.
~ T-4 i£w°F~l6i)s, ~ftfi_J)~
/bontacteH~ -ffl../:" J~
, SA DONALD HOETING, at ·
· Washington, D. . c. 105-2102-258.
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. ,.MM T-5 is WF-CS-1317-S '
/ contacted by SA JOHN G.
/ / GOEDTEL, Washington,
\ D. C. 105-2102-258.
c.areful consideration has been given to each
source concealed in this report, and "T" symbols have ·
been utilized only in those instances -where identity must
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AGENCY: FBI
RECORD NUMBER : 124- l 0298-10242

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AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 2-1693-6

Document Infonnation
ORIGINATOR : FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 05/1711961
PAGES: 5

SUBJECTS:
[Restricted]
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· Cu~toms ~:u• Mi~i :h~ve been fun1ishetl this inf-0rnaati on . f,1'be
U~1 te~ ~tat~s •Boi:der.c Patrol plans t o attetnpt t o stop the.
expedJ.t1on involving the Ame ricans~~) . . .
As a-ddition.a .l i.11formatiou i s recei ved concer 11l.11g
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Attention: Chief, Cottnter.intelii gence Di vi$ion
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.l - ~ssistant Chief of 5ta.ft for :tntelli ge-nc-e
De.par t1nent of the Army . ·
Attentioi.u . Cbief 0 :Sec:\n:i ty Division
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Bureau of ~t!stosns .
1. The C<>mu.tssi one:r ·
Jmmigration ~nd. Natur iflizati-on ·s ervi ce
l - Assista1tt J1\ttorney Genetal
· J. Walter Yeagley . .
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.NOTE ON YELLOW: Y-the CIA in Miami has advised that ·~'l:thou~h · .· · 1
(!~po is under a~essment for ope~ationa~ interest in c\~nnection /-fl\) .
w1 th the operation of a clandestine radio ne~J:k, he is,, no~ .-. (.; Y
yet under CIA control and "should be stopped. ·T:11e B~der-..~~J~.... J
I .Patrol plans to allow the PT boat to make the ~conna1ssance ·~

! trip but wi 11 stop the expedition involving the ' Americans. .
II This conimunication being classified "Coniden~·. 11_1 inall!!f:h as
t. :::-> ~nforinat lon conta~ne~ herein was. furnishep b . N'~l 63?-S Nin(":'-) /
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URGENT , 5-17-61 12:36 PfVl EST......
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TO I RECTOR '\~;·"'" . ;;· ,,~ Clai~ifi~ iby rt1Jl'~fi.S!M '<¥-~
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FROM SAC MI AM I 1 71 646 - ~t>-'1>1 -7/, '(JoltB. ,..,,;;_{Cy-·f
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WI TH ENCLOSURES •. (MM 6 39-
RE MM LET ER:\(A Y '; 1· LAST
N MAY 17 I MST ANT, ADV I SE:D THAT / "\ -·
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GERALD PATRICK HENNING, HE
BEEN IN CONTACT WITHi7AGUSTIN CAPO, CUBAN NATIONAL IN Mtv1·~~~; .·-· .
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WHO HAS ACCESS TO ~-. PT BOAT AND A QUANT I TY OF RAD 1-0 EQU I PMENi--._~:
CAPO PLANS TO MAKE A RECONNAISSANCE TRIP TO CAY AGUILLA, CAY;;·
SAL BANK, BRIT I SH I SL ANDS NORTH OF CUBA, ON MAY 17 INSTANT. -, -~\:-:;:-::_:),_,:.
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·:-.,CAPO WI LL RETURN TO MM AND ON MAY 26 WILL RETURN TO CAY AGUILILA ..... ..
BY SAME PT BOAT AND WILL TAKE WITH HIM HENNING AND 15-20 AMERICANS
WHO ARE MEMBERS OF CAPTIONED ORGANIZATION o INFORMANT E~PECTS
HENN I NG AND GROUP WI LL HAVE .A RMS AND WI LL TRY .T.O ·OPERATE OUT
F CAY AGUILU\ AGAINST CUBA ON COMMANDO RAID~JjUIA, MM ADVISED
"ALTHOUGH CAPO IS UNDER ASSESSMENT FOR OPERATfONAL INTEREST IN
CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATIOl\l OF A CLANDESTINE RADIO NETWORK,,~!}\
HE IS NOT YET UNDER Cl A CONTROL AND SHOULD BE STOPPED.:J~l/"Y\..,_~
US BORDER PATROL AND CUSTOMS ADVISEDo BORDER PATROL PLANS TO
ALLOW PT BOAT TO MAKE RECONNAISSANCE TR IP BUl(I LL STOP THE ,' 't
EXPEDITION INVOLVING THE AMERICANSo ~.~,1M 639-(~ ~PECTS TO BE ,?1 ~"·(_,."
ABLE TO FURNISH FULL DETAILS OF BOAT TRIPS I MUCH AS OTHER i I ·.
AGENCIES APPARENTLY HAVE NO COVERAGE-.... -BUREAU WILL,,_,~E,KE.PT .. / j
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RECORD NUMBER : 124-10298-10263 ~ssassination Records
Collection Act of 1992
RECORD SERIES : HQ (44 USC 2107 Note).
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Document Information
ORI GINA TOR : FBI
FROM: DIRECTOR, FBI
TO: OFFICE OF SECURITY

TITLE :

DATE : 07/18/1961
PAGES: 3

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, GPH, MEMBERS, TRAINING, CUBAN
REVOLUTIONISTS, FINANCIAL
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
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Identification Form

Agency Information
AGENCY: FBI
RECORD NUMBER: 124-10226-10449

RECORD SERIES: HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER: I05-86406-4X

Document Information
ORIG INA TOR: ONI
FROM: ABBOTT, WILLIAM
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 07/06/ 1961
PAGES:

SUBJECTS:
GPH, ANTI-COMMUNIST LEGIONNAIRES, USMC, RESERVE,
INACTIVE DUTY
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : Open in Full
CURRENT STATUS: Release
DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 07/2311998

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ANTI-COMMUNIST LEGIONNAIRES
NEUT~LITYMATTERS·

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Re Miami letter with -enclosures, ':/11/610
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herewith are 9 copies of a letterhead
memorandum, da·t ed .an4 captioned as above.
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11!:1 · T-1 explained that both groups are without
ft.mds, ha«.:e no i.r~1mecliat:e plans, but ~re very anxious to
go 'to Cub.a to fight e.g.8-inst tbl~ Government of Prime Minister
FIDEL CA.3'I'RO o

r.1M T-1 explained tha.t a number 0£ Cuban women are
holding a ~sit-down ~tr:Lke
type of demonstration i:n Miami's
Ba.yfront Park~ where they have sig~ s a n d p la.c.tllxds, asking
for United Sts.tes and Organi.zatlon of 'American .States (.OAS)
intervention o These Cubar1 wornen maintain around-the-clock
vigilance, ~nd · state:; th•:?Y wi.11 stay there unti 1 there is
interve;nti011 in C~ba o lf:M T-1 sa.id that there are usua. lly from
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America:::rn are trying to J:r'.:\c:eui.t othe'.t· Am1:ir:tcans to go to th<F;
training camp in tb:.'.: evergl:':HJ..z~s outs'ide of Mi.amL. The Americans
in Ba.yf:.:·ont P<;i.rk ar.1:: d1~·Q.~~g~~ d. :tn United States. /l;rmy fatigue
auits, · wear combat boots~ canteen cups, and cartridge beltso
One Ame:t.·5-can imi &llee.1rn w"e.arilli1g a bayonet tied to his leg in .·
cOrnmando fashiono These lu:nerica.ne .have become · a problem fol:
the Cuban worneri maiinltt:aln:h:llg thi@ vigilance, and are considered
a nui~ance to both the wom.2n, the police and· visitors to Miami's
Bayfront Parko
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MM T-1 advised that JESSEi.-SMITH and JOEf,~RPHY, ·
a wners of the Congress Inn Hotel, Tujeune Roadii l1iam:t,
~_ Flo~ida~ . have donated- three· 1cooms ·in the hotel for the · use
of HENNING' s group, a·nd stat£;d they will try to get political
and financial backing for this gr~upo
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On May 13 3 1961, !1M T-1 advised that Co . F ...J·ft'IKER:;
2610 !-'IacG~_t::go=:_ 1f2; _J:!m.lptm1 9 _ Texas, __phone number R! 7-6666,
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-~1as--::rn i-tLami and claimed to represent a group of assassins
that operate exclusively against Communists o RIKER i~~u1 ~\_~::~:::...
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a rn~mbe:r of «J;o'Vr~:rr.-illime;tiit ~'~hool~ lh:en1iing to do with arme 9 demolitions
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a.lrnd. ln hi'.~1 fa:_,rtle.%'\ o RIKER originally met ~'lith H'.ENNI.NG
at the Colillgt:<£:fl!)i~ Irmrn K1ot~l ll lief·~ Miami for a few dlayffil ~ amid
then re:il::(l]:t'lllJ~~d. RK1KER 2.tayf& i!3lt tll:M'J Font:ainebleau Hotel l) Room 1246 9
Miami Bea~h.i:i FlroridL~l ii a,m,d h,,.a;.25 ~het:ked in and out of th.isi
hotel Oif'O or th:ree tim~.'1.§ o

RIKER i!?>ai.d hl:; \\11ill go to Hoi:.H;;tonll Texasii 1.t:o
obt~.in ;auppol:"t f:.ccom HE!ifNJU':JGui:'.l groil.2lp~ who in turn~ wi.11 have
to acc.ept tlh·e ieie1ntrol£:J ainid iQ.ro1rtd:I.ti<oRi!~ impo~ed by thi~ group
that ~i 11 give th~ 8J1lJpport .. · RIKER iLl'llqj).i\\!ai.ted that ·the group
he :ref:rre~ernt~~ w0\\Jl!Lf fimf.ll'i:<~.E:: irn.NNING u rii group ii but:: ltJ:iJ.e.~t,eaft12:.r l)
. t<J'Oli1!ld. ta.ke C•\17er HEN1UNG 0 <~ gro;Jp .and "-;ont:r:ol it:.. RIKER Wr':.'ii.l.d
· hi~ gro1!.:1p h.i9li3 h;.:~d- U:r1:i\t,bdl. :Bi1t..ates Government support on ll;l;rome
othe:t::' pra:ij e,d:. ® :J ca1rrid :iU! hi Ni gt."oup t;.i:r.kr?.!~'ll ove1'.' IIBNNING 0 L'iJ gn'.>tllp 9
he p latirrn to l];:;;.e RENNING~ :B} g·r.:·cHiJp to ~onduct commando r.ad.d~ e.gairu~·t
Cuball and 1.mte:r m¢f.ke; up ar..ri a~~§.P.r.:!3Jt..;ii:tu3l.tl:.:ion group t:o ope«t«atir~ in
Cubao<KJ(U)
MM T ·l ie:J<:pl~1fa~~d th.at li11E~1NI~1G and WATLEY pl.altll to·
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meet with RIKER on May 14.ii 1961)) at the For~tainebleau H«YCc:eL
:MM T~ 1 ~aid the 'Jl'ci--:;:.?E.fJ.tf!l g·:eir:rnip ~ whi lt'!! .mt their traini:,.1g (~a.mp
in· the X..'lori<.dla e'Js.:~rglant:$l s ·~a.tBJ r<ffii(&r2d by FillNNING 0 a:J group ll.J<~1h·]g
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a.m:d pel:'g;\0~'1&1 prrop•!:'-X:'f~y @1srir:.1g a inigb.t r<tlitl on the 'rex~ns ~
ca.rnpo. The follo\i,:dl.rtg driy~ tir,ue 'fex.,"a&"H~ ii!J!lled Dlr.11£.. WATLEY))
protegted and a;p;ked f,or th~"'k per~oF.llal prop~rty and equ.:dprnent
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Ide·ntification Form

Agency Information
AGENCY: FBI
RECORD NUMBER : 124-10298-10256

RECORD SERIES: HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 2-1693-19

Document Information
ORIGINA TOR : FBI
FROM : DIRECTOR, FBI
TO: SAC,MM

TITLE:

DATE : 06/3 0/1961
PAGES: 2

SUBJECTS :
[Restricted]
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
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_'.; ;._ :".-· ·l· 'R~urtel r.iay 18i> ll.9611) alli!d Bulets dsted June lp
1961, and June l!.9; 19611> :ireqiuesting cextain :in0,tw.!li.ries be
conducted to estaolish the true identity of the leaidex- of
this group al1lld the cQ!irrent name and status of tbe cll"ganiza.t:iono
Enclosed are two copies of a. memorraxndwn from the
,Department dallted June 2'1J 0 1961 11 which is ~Jl.f-expllallllatory o
t!t is noted that the iDapall'tment is pall"ticulall"liy inteYested
in the recom.unissance t:rip which was, p'Jlanirn.ed fo:ir ~tty 27 0.
196_l p by Geira.lct..Pa
.. tt,ick Hemuing with .Augustiim Caipo and
Orlando GarciaoJ~">(£) .
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d~telt'mioo whethell" tbJ.s.
You should immediately
trip was actually made and thorroughly intell'Vi~ 1 ~be _: ·
participants and obtain .si,ime$.i statements if po·s$ible~
Complet! details e! the tll"1p slllouJld be detenn~l!'lle,d as w~cell
as .details c.onc!liilll,;lg <»Jll,Y plans foll" future. tr1pso I~ l:
should .be bo:irl1lle :u.rm m1.ll!d that such a JreHc. onna1s$an~~ 1t:ir1p 11 .
if actu~Jl.ly mad_e~ may pos_sllbJl.y · coll1lstitute a vio~~:~_.i. on :,
of Se~tum 960 11 -..-!tl4! Jl.8.". tlo So Codec ..i.' 1 1j

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In accorda.nce with the Depall."tm(!?ni' s ll"e(Jlutest 0 ·
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r=-~-1you should c:o ntinue to folJl-mv the aetiviti'e'S of this glloup.
tn In this connection" all outstandinng inv~stlgatieim sljiouJl.d
.... 92 05 . be i mmediately canducted moo such additional investigation
.· ~- ,_: , i+ $houJ!.d be instituted to ~fu.Jl.Jl.y dev~lop and det~:irmi!Thte the
j; ,; ~ j~!~~~ of this group to embark. upcn !ID. expedition against J
LJ 'Renning :Should be tho:irol!.llgbXy ir1rteniewed in '\Chis
regard and· y.e u should al so attempt to Jl.ocate and inteniew
all other members of this oraaituization ctn·T~rmtll.\\r ill'D: t be
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Memorandum
TO Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation DATE~ June 2 7 1961

J. Walter Yeagley
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SUBJECT: ANTICOMMUNIST LEGIONNAIRES ..:..CO.;;;.;N=~==
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a\\.: This refers to your memor~nda 'of May 19 and May 23, 1961.·:; \ '. ,, ...
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be advised whether .the,: information submitted indicates a
~~ 1 violation of the neut~a1T ty statutes under the jurisdiction of,.;r-~- · ~ - -
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1 i i• ··The in'f6~tion '· submitted indicates that_this group has
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A:.): ~ ..find that an informant has a~vised that Gerald Patrick/Henning, the
.>- ~-,, alleged leader of the group, and two other members of the organi-
ca 1 ~ zation were planning to make a reconnaissance trip on May 27 to ·
q ~. Cay Aguilla and Cay Sal Bank with Agustin Capo and Orlando Garcia~
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ligence Agency has advised that although Capo is unqer assessment , 1
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the activities,~Gf the above organization, and that, in particular, Q S 1
we be furnished information concerning any expeditions this grou:r;t -:> ·--l

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_ revolutionary' lictivities for the past -four years.
and who has fur:nished reliable informat.ion in the
paGt, is closely associated with Gerald Patrick
ti Hemming,-. head of the Interc~tinental Penetration
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f· an organizatien ma4e up of American volunteers, mer-
1, · ·,;. · cenariea,. v.mgrants and adventurers, having a member-
. .. '. ship of fifteen to . twency individuals. ihe D611tberahip
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,. J_-·.,~. . ·- t:o joi.D the organization, but lack of any serioue
t .. ,_. ·acc-Usbment causes them t9 hecoae. disillusioned
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stores, a.re na.t employ~d, are usually rithou·t funds,
ad ata drused b .u.rmy· combat clothu, boots, and
a nunbu of them wear beards.

Hemming cd hie gr:.up a.re ll2tereated in
adv&!Oatt-e 6.!:!C a.re v1ll:bg to go b 1i:1y Latin ~rica
country ~ •llgage ill any rn-obticu, not knowing the
issues, "!'eli!tbi1:.ty of t:he :re9oluti1Jn:lstb, O?:'
the political ideGlogy involved. He.mming aDd his
gra.up are c~tr:pl~tely irrHp!r.ui~le, are not expoeted
to accomplish.any positive actiem, a!ld are stimulated
by publicity giv~ to them in the Miami, Florita,
nevspapen.
On May 16, .1961, Ch.arlu Sapp, Sergea:nt,
Intelligence Unit, Miami Pi:.lice Department, advised
that th.is group constit'.1tea ·a police problem. '11ley
have been hanging out i!l Miami Bayfront Park. Ser-
geant Sapp a.dviHd that a gr~up- of CtJ>an WO'IH1l ha11
bean 1U.intaining a ait.,,da<-.t'n strike at Bayfrcnt Park
for the purpoH of influe:ncing the Organization of
American Statu and th.e United States Gcvernmetft
to 1nterveD$ tn Cuba. Re said the tt"<:llDeD neat are .~1 . :':>>.
and orderly, mAintain a t.able on which donations
are receivc.d, and around which are American· and
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Cuban ·flags. 'these wome.n have cosp lai.ned to the f ·. ..(·.'
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On Kay 15, 1961, the police arrested
Arthur Kilc.n Recbond, Rich&rd Joe R~, Phillip
E. Denford, and Donald Pugh 011 charge of vagrancy •
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Redmond and Ruma had again been arrested 'for vqracy : ...

at Bayfrnt Park, along with Alfred i>uahne and Albort
Mariner, who were al.so charged with vagrancy.
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of Interpen have developed i?lt• a pelice problem, are
rowdy and drunken, and, cause c,nsiderable COll!li'Ae:Dt 'by
residents of Miami and touriata visiting the city. ' ·~ .
Contact.with Frente Revolucionario Democratico
MM T·l, on June 5, 1961, advised that TGl3I . , '

Cain ancl Frank (last naia unknown), l%1terpeu mmbera, .I
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and coatacted headquarters of the Frente Revolueienario
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alliance grsup of snti•CommUDiat Cuban rev'elutioaary
, orgsnizatina. Cain and Frank were 1eek1Dg aid mad
backing fer Interpa from the FRD, and received a
letter of introduction, addreHed to Mr., Gamba, nm
headquarters, Miami.
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cenaisted ef U.Ut fourteen meabers, most'ef-Whea
. ·were staying at' 1925 Seuthwast 4th Street, the
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June 8, 1961. They were tr~ated courteously, but
received ne praaises of help or offers of aember1hip
in.the FRI>, and we~e politely referred to Manuel
Antonio de Varona, Coordillat•r of the FRI>. MM T·l
a:plained that the FRD'a policy has always been
against accepting Americans,- ad it was estrezely
doubtful that IDterpen would receive any ~id frn
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and mambera, but they have alwiaye been refused.
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had IMlda caotact with a (first name unknown) Prate, an
_! associate of Marcos Perez Jimenez, former dictator
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matter concerning his pending deportation hearing, to
be held in the Uoited State.a District Court in Miami.
Prat~ said that Perez Jimenez wond~red how it was
possible f~r Amet·ican adventurers, suc,h. as the Interpen
memb&rs, to maintain a training camp, wear uniforms
and practice military m«neuvers in the United States,
after they have publicly etated they plan to· violate
United States neutrality lilif3 ~Y proposed miiitary
attacks against Cuba. Perez Jim~nez expressed some
apprehenaicn in cooperating with them, for fear they
would be arrested by United States authorities. Willis
and Watley planned to make an appointment to·see Perez
Jimenez at a later time concerning.offering their ·! ,'' .;
services and those of Interpen to Perez Jimenez. '.<\ . -·.:,J.-t··'::~'-:{
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name unlmcvn) Peleaz, 5733 Northwest 6th Place, Miami,
representing Perez Jimenez, bought one hundred sixty
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This food consisted mainly of rice, beans, and canned
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On Jtme 2s,. 1961, MM T-1 ~dvised that
representatives of Perez Jimenez were supposed to
·visit a camp site established a~ Key Largo, Florida
by Interpen. At the camp site, they would be ,given
demonstration; in military training and jungle
survival by Hemming.

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Ar.ange, head of the Revolution~ Junta of
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,..:-.. ! _,·:. , . ,,. · another plan with .Agustin Capo, a CW>an natienal, to
_;..:,· go OD a ~ecfl'tmaissance trip by bo-&t to the Cat Sal Bank
of islands, north of Cuba, and later establish a base
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Re.w.ming had another plan to obtain a 106 foot
salvage boat to take his group 012 a commando raid against
Cuba. Bqever, he was unable to obtain aecess to this
boat. MM T~l ei.zplain~d that Hemming has a new ed different
plan da.ily, does not follow throu.g.h on any of them, and
none of them ever succeed.
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although the leaders claim the group includes Canadians,
Venezuelans, Cub&:ns and ether anti ... Comnunists. The ·
article Steited that the existence of this group was known
by the Herald, but it became generally knOQJ'D'to the
public on June 26, 1961, after Florida. Senator George
A. Smathers disclosed that Cuban exiles are training in
Florida. The article said that Senator Smathers' dis•
closure Ml a nation-wide radio network brought other
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article stated that Hemming said the recruits are
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by boat. The article continued, stating that ..Interpen
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nothiJJg they could do about it. The article said
that the clima.m of Intet:-pen training is ·parachute
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a sky divillg instruct.or and remts 11 light plane ·far
the cmercbes, and dUring d~ jumping drills on the F
previous Saturday, the Sheriff~a patrol officers --.. .-.·-,-..t . . -
lc.ok.ed OD and made Dt) attempt to interfere: 'Ihe . ·t
article Ve!lt Ml that Interp.m has abO'llt one hundred . t··
members, including sGme at bases in California cd
in the Berth, and its purpue vu1 t~ fight Conmunism,
look fer adv11nture 1 or ''because they just like soldier-
ing." Ju G11<rman, a member from Kentucky, was qu,·-:ed
as saying: "I wa.uld rather be shot to death than
bored to death."
HM T.. l, on June 27• 1961, advised that
the above--menticmed article was wt of proportian ..,. . l'
to the true situation, and served no other purpose
than to obtain publicity for Hemming mid attract
more adventurers to the Miad area. ·;~:'~·~J~:~~
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.! a· plane was rent.ed at Howe Aviation, TBllliami Airport,
Miami, and flown to .. an aband.eued field. at Davie,
Florida, where the. plane was met by HE-m11ing; Jee
Gorman, Larry Worley, Frank Little and Re-other
individual, name unknown, all Interpen members.
Also there vere Frmk Fbrini. a n.o.ttrbus weuld...lJe
.~ aold~er of fortune, a f<ntrtee.u year old Cuban bsy, . ,
and a newa photographer £-roai the ''Miami Herald."
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and ea.ch made a parachute juiq>. Whm these.two einly
available paraehutes vere repacked, Frank Little and
Hmmi.J:g bl)arded the airplane and made a parachute jump.
The phttt~grapher took ph.Dtcg'!'aph.a, wich appeared 1D a
later bsue of the ''Miami Herald·." ·

MM T... 1 said that the.u were the firat ancl
only. parachute jumps made by 1Zlterp£n members. 'lhey
were practice jumps~ and f~rtu:.utely, nobe:ly waa Uijured,
'! . hl&smuch as n~ne of th'eae indivicu..a ls has had any train-
!ng or.-e:aperience, and th~y are not in adequate physical
ccmd.ition. · · . '
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oa June 28, 1961, the "Miami Herald" cQ'Dtained
an L~icle Ota ting that Interpen 1 s CWJmander itJ· the
"biggest, strongsat and m'' st bandBc.~ member of the
lot, and in hia --rine camouflage suit, ~ustralian·
bush hat, wavy hair and beard, he has the look of
i.. an old-time French musketeer." The article. ccntinues
by stating that Hemming is convinced' that the pro ...
Communist Governmont; of CUba will be overthrown only
by infiltratiou of .pettilla fighter a» that he and
his men live in a ro0ming house, and whEl!D they ar~ -.'1·

not cm traini.x!g e.zercis·es in. t.he Everglades Swamps,
or parachuting at_ an abandc-ned airfield, they, practice
ri.gg1ng parachutes in the street. . The article cw• .
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part of the International Anti•CormnmiBt Brlgade, which
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that day, H.emming and th.:·ae of h1.s men went 't~ Key
Largo, Fl-~rida, later return", and brought six
others with them to esta.bli.8h a s-;irvival· training
camp somftile.re in Jtey Larg~ in th.e Fhriu K~ya.

MM T~ 1 exp laine..i that Hemming Mt same• . ;..._,·:~I,_ . ~ ...
one who knew an indi.vidual ~·.-~ing prop&~y i:!l ~ey
Largo, ud allwed them to uae. dlia property. )fM T•l ' - . ~

explained that cm Juaie 28, 1961, rep~~s•ntat1vea of.
Marcos PerH Jimene.z. a'!'e gdng ::~ vhit ·the camp i. ·f "':. ".
site at J.Ce.y Largo, and observe H.e-.:'.lE!li:n.g u..i his eight - i· l
cempanions in their training 1t1a1u~u-v•r1. MM T.. l ·
said that Hgaoming will tell the V.e:n~elans that '..l .
this 18 just: one of the many c!l'l!lbllt sq-..iad.8 of Interpen, ~~r~: y:~ ..
and that many other squads are sts::nding by.at other
places. Hemming hopes t~ fool the Venuuelana into
giving him large donations ~f arma, equipmEmt and i···-.:··:.<I?"~ 'i:·
food. !
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Patrol, Miami, advisee! that Insp~ct.or Harry.Rhodes, ;,: . ·A:. . ::·:.:
of the Unit~d ·states Border Patrol at R~mestead,
Florida, received a· call frc:a fishermen off Julia
Island in the Florida Keys that a~e sh-aioting was -... -. r-·".~;;_:~.~.r!~~:r;
going on.· ·upon arriVal, Inspect~T Rh~es .c!isccvered .~ i"
that Hemming and bis grit>up were cc.11ductin'g .a jungle
stirvey training class, a!!d Hemming had in his p~ue88-
ion only one .22 caliber rifle, a small Q3Hl.unt of
amman~tion and some equipment. The rifle shot
...... ··' t .. '-·.· apparently ricocheted and barely missed hitting a
.·I nearby fisherman. 'l'bO.se with Hemming were :identified
as Wynn Bollinger, bom at-Buffalo, New Y.oirk, cm
April 27,.1943; Larry Worley, born at Maisfield, Ohio,
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PeDDeylva:!i.a on Nwemb·er 2.59 1937; Andrew Chere!laak,
boi::n at Wilk.esborough., Pemiaylva:nia December 4, w
1932; J'~ c. G!.rm.!?• b-i>r;n at &wling Gren, Kentucky
cm Febr6iary 3, 1930; and Fraak B. Little, born at
Vasco, California 01.1.-0ctober 23, 1923. this group
listed th~ir residen:e as with a Mra. Bamilt.m,,
1925 Swtbweat 4th Street 11 Miami, Fl11-rida.

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RECORD NUMBER : 124-10298-10253 ~ssassination Records
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ORIGINATOR: FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 06/27/1961
PAGES: 3

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, GPH, AKA, ACA, TRAINING CAMP,
ANTI-COMMUNISTS LEGIONNAIRES
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSlFICA TION : Unclassified
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EIGHT SIX FOUR ZERO SIX. MM HERALD NEWSPAPER ON SIX TWENTYSEVEN
SIXTYONE CARRIED ARTICLE SAYING THAT INTERCONTINENTAi. PENETRATION
FORCE/INTERPEN/ IS ANTI-COMMUNIST GROUP IN MM SEEKING WAR AND
ADVENTURE AND EXISTANCE OF GROUP MADE KNOWN BY FLA. SENATOR GEORGE
A. SMATHERS ON SIX TWENTYFIVE SIXTYONE ON A NATIONWIDE RADIO NET-
WORK. ARTICLE SAYS HEMMING, HEAD OF INTERPEN LOOKS LIKE ACTOR ERROi.
FLYNN, ADMITS TRAINING FOR ACTION AGAINST FIDEL CASTRO AND TO TRAIN
CUBAN REBELS. HEMMING CLAIMED H.E HAS' CAMP IN FLA. tV~RGLADES~.ND
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DENIES VIOLATION OF NEUTRALITY LAWS. ARTICLE SAYS .., __,_,
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ON SIX TWENTYFOUR SIXTYONE AT SOUTH F~A. AIRFIELD, AND INTERPEN
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HA~ ABOUT HUNDRED MEMBERS. ~M SIX. THREE NIN7DASH S MAINTAINS
COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THIS ORGANIZATION AND IS ADllISOR TO HEMMING~)
INFORMANT SAYS.ANTI-COMMUNISTS LEGIONNAIRES ALSO USES NAME
INTERPEN, HAS ONLY FIFTEEN TO TWENTY MEMBERS WHO ARE MERCENARIES,
VAGRANTS, ADVENTURERS, AND UNRELIABLE DELINQUENTS WHOSE AVERAGE IS
ABOUT TWENTYTWO YEARS OLD. THERE IS HIGH TURNOVER .IN INTERPEN MEMBER-
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SHIP, NO TRAINING CAMP IS NOW MAINTAINED, BUT PERIODICALLY }HEY GO
INTO EVERGLADES FOR ONE OR TWO DAYS TO IMPRESS CUBANS AND VENEZUELANS
HOPING,. TO GET MONEY DONATI,ONS ! HEMMING AND GROUP DJ!ESS IN ARMY COMBAT
CLOTHES, WEAR BEARDS, ARE FREQUENTLY SEEN ON MM STREETS, AND ARE A
POLICE PROBLEM. HEMMING HAS VISITED MOST ALI. CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY
ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING DONAT ·IONS, OFFERING Hl,S. SERVICES, BUT HAS BEEN
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REFUSED BY THE CUBANS. PARACHUTE JUMP ON SIX TWENTYFOUR SIXTYONE WAS
AT DAVIE, FLA. TO COLLECT MONEY DONATIONS FROM DIFFERENT INVITED
REPRESENTATIVES OF DIFFERENT CUBAN ORGANIZATIONS.
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ARE BROKE, HUNGRY, AND BEG FOOD FROM CUBAN GROCERY ST0RES.(KECENTLY
THEY GOT ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY DOLLARS WORTH OF FOOD FROM SOME
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VENEZUELAN REPRESENTATIVE OF MARCOS PEREZ JIMINEZ, FORMER VENEZUELA~~
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~ICTATOR LIVING IN MM:J INTERPEN SEEKS PUBLICITY, HAS NO ARMS OR EQUIP-
MENT OR TRANSPORTATION AND IS NOT ACCEPTED IN THE CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY
MOVEMENT. INFORMANT ANTICIPATES NO EXPEDITIONS BY INTERPEN IN NEAR
FUTURE. LETTERHEAD MEMO FOLLOWING.

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RECORD NUMBER : 124-10298-10254 ir. Kennedy
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ORIG INA TOR : FBI
FROM: BAUMGARDNER, F. J.
TO: SULLIVAN, W. C.

TITLE:

DATE: 06/2811961
PAGES: 3

SUBJECTS:
TNTERPEN, GPH, AKA, ASSOC, TRAINING, TRA, ACA,
FINANCIAL, AFFIL
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that J~rry~trick, head of the Intercontinental Penetration Force
allegedly-·assoCiated with the Junta Revolucionaria de Liberacion
Nacional, had been practicing parachute jumping with membirs of. his
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recentAi'ct'li"ties '" o·:f ""P'atricko ,
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~:"'1 las~ nam~s of Patr~c~, Henning ~:P .Hannono He is orig1n1,1.lly from
iiO.~~ _Californi_~ but arrived in the Miami area in early May, 196 . 1. He
:t3 became tbe leader of .1 a small group of men attracted to that area
> : by newspaper publicity o~ the Cuban situation; The group became .
m :~known as the Anticommunist Legionnaire.s. Th_e · members were re.po.rtedly
e: iying in .t he Everglades on snakes and swamp cabbage and had ,n'o houf?ingo
~~ - iami .ha.n informant in the organization who is an aide to Hemming
~ Patrick ""'ho has reported that the group has only 15 .to. 20 members
5~ (who ar~ e cribed as mercenaries, vagrants, _ adventurers and u_nreliable
~ z delinquents ,with an average age of about 22 years • . No traiµJ:ng ca~p
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to get money donations~ Hemming has reportedly visited mos:f;: 'of·;, , ~..·
the Cuban revolutionary organizations ' seeking donations and~' -,offerin
lhis services but has been refused. The group seeks publici'ty; has·
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~~~ is associated with the Junta Revolucionaria de Liberacion Nacional.
· i~~ We have µo _information indicating any such affiliation. This latter
~~~ or~anizai,ioh is an anti-Castro g. ro~p headed by Aureliano Sanchez .
-~~ Ara,n go and, was reportedly c~eatfed in Mar£h_. , 1961, following a meeting ,
<t of 111-...Cuban organizations. We are fo11·ow.ing -the a,ctivities o_f !
the_ Junta : from an intelligence staridpoiµf, :and on 4-25-6~ we also . ,~ I
requested the Department to advise if its ·activities indicated a · l
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and who has fur:nished reliable informat.ion in the
paGt, is closely associated with Gerald Patrick
ti Hemming,-. head of the Interc~tinental Penetration
i Porcei, a.lso known as lnterpen.
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f· an organizatien ma4e up of American volunteers, mer-
1, · ·,;. · cenariea,. v.mgrants and adventurers, having a member-
. .. '. ship of fifteen to . twency individuals. ihe D611tberahip
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t .. ,_. ·acc-Usbment causes them t9 hecoae. disillusioned
-· l and-l~e. At any one time, there are several
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stores, a.re na.t employ~d, are usually rithou·t funds,
ad ata drused b .u.rmy· combat clothu, boots, and
a nunbu of them wear beards.

Hemming cd hie gr:.up a.re ll2tereated in
adv&!Oatt-e 6.!:!C a.re v1ll:bg to go b 1i:1y Latin ~rica
country ~ •llgage ill any rn-obticu, not knowing the
issues, "!'eli!tbi1:.ty of t:he :re9oluti1Jn:lstb, O?:'
the political ideGlogy involved. He.mming aDd his
gra.up are c~tr:pl~tely irrHp!r.ui~le, are not expoeted
to accomplish.any positive actiem, a!ld are stimulated
by publicity giv~ to them in the Miami, Florita,
nevspapen.
On May 16, .1961, Ch.arlu Sapp, Sergea:nt,
Intelligence Unit, Miami Pi:.lice Department, advised
that th.is group constit'.1tea ·a police problem. '11ley
have been hanging out i!l Miami Bayfront Park. Ser-
geant Sapp a.dviHd that a gr~up- of CtJ>an WO'IH1l ha11
bean 1U.intaining a ait.,,da<-.t'n strike at Bayfrcnt Park
for the purpoH of influe:ncing the Organization of
American Statu and th.e United States Gcvernmetft
to 1nterveD$ tn Cuba. Re said the tt"<:llDeD neat are .~1 . :':>>.
and orderly, mAintain a t.able on which donations
are receivc.d, and around which are American· and
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vand.altr\lS &ttivJ.tiea of theae Ameriea:ia in the
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· to leave the park and not return.

On Kay 15, 1961, the police arrested
Arthur Kilc.n Recbond, Rich&rd Joe R~, Phillip
E. Denford, and Donald Pugh 011 charge of vagrancy •
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Redmond and Ruma had again been arrested 'for vqracy : ...

at Bayfrnt Park, along with Alfred i>uahne and Albort
Mariner, who were al.so charged with vagrancy.
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of Interpen have developed i?lt• a pelice problem, are
rowdy and drunken, and, cause c,nsiderable COll!li'Ae:Dt 'by
residents of Miami and touriata visiting the city. ' ·~ .
Contact.with Frente Revolucionario Democratico
MM T·l, on June 5, 1961, advised that TGl3I . , '

Cain ancl Frank (last naia unknown), l%1terpeu mmbera, .I
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and coatacted headquarters of the Frente Revolueienario
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, orgsnizatina. Cain and Frank were 1eek1Dg aid mad
backing fer Interpa from the FRD, and received a
letter of introduction, addreHed to Mr., Gamba, nm
headquarters, Miami.
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cenaisted ef U.Ut fourteen meabers, most'ef-Whea
. ·were staying at' 1925 Seuthwast 4th Street, the
. . , ;." .., ·-,:, .-. residence of a Mrts. Bamiltn, vhe alleva thm. te
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or any other F1lD official, would in uy way help or ;-.,"J( ii....
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take int• lHl!bership American grwp of volunteers. any !•
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June 8, 1961. They were tr~ated courteously, but
received ne praaises of help or offers of aember1hip
in.the FRI>, and we~e politely referred to Manuel
Antonio de Varona, Coordillat•r of the FRI>. MM T·l
a:plained that the FRD'a policy has always been
against accepting Americans,- ad it was estrezely
doubtful that IDterpen would receive any ~id frn
the RD.
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; and individuals, seeking money da.antions, equipment ''
and mambera, but they have alwiaye been refused.
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had IMlda caotact with a (first name unknown) Prate, an
_! associate of Marcos Perez Jimenez, former dictator
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matter concerning his pending deportation hearing, to
be held in the Uoited State.a District Court in Miami.
Prat~ said that Perez Jimenez wond~red how it was
possible f~r Amet·ican adventurers, suc,h. as the Interpen
memb&rs, to maintain a training camp, wear uniforms
and practice military m«neuvers in the United States,
after they have publicly etated they plan to· violate
United States neutrality lilif3 ~Y proposed miiitary
attacks against Cuba. Perez Jim~nez expressed some
apprehenaicn in cooperating with them, for fear they
would be arrested by United States authorities. Willis
and Watley planned to make an appointment to·see Perez
Jimenez at a later time concerning.offering their ·! ,'' .;
services and those of Interpen to Perez Jimenez. '.<\ . -·.:,J.-t··'::~'-:{
On June S, 1961, MM
name unlmcvn) Peleaz, 5733 Northwest 6th Place, Miami,
representing Perez Jimenez, bought one hundred sixty
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This food consisted mainly of rice, beans, and canned
itema.

On Jtme 2s,. 1961, MM T-1 ~dvised that
representatives of Perez Jimenez were supposed to
·visit a camp site established a~ Key Largo, Florida
by Interpen. At the camp site, they would be ,given
demonstration; in military training and jungle
survival by Hemming.

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indivituals advised that their organizations w?Uld
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Ar.ange, head of the Revolution~ Junta of
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l -·- ·. _":,' .... _.plans of Hemming have .failed. - One ·1nvolvect driving a
,.,:'... ~; ~- ,,,._,.:;''·'!:;: car from Miami, Florid.a, t~ Cu&tem&la, for same unknown
l .,,. • .·· :·" revolutionary purpose. Heomning also was involved iD
,..:-.. ! _,·:. , . ,,. · another plan with .Agustin Capo, a CW>an natienal, to
_;..:,· go OD a ~ecfl'tmaissance trip by bo-&t to the Cat Sal Bank
of islands, north of Cuba, and later establish a base
for IDterpen there fer future cnmando raids against
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Re.w.ming had another plan to obtain a 106 foot
salvage boat to take his group 012 a commando raid against
Cuba. Bqever, he was unable to obtain aecess to this
boat. MM T~l ei.zplain~d that Hemming has a new ed different
plan da.ily, does not follow throu.g.h on any of them, and
none of them ever succeed.
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in Miami, Florida~ cm June 27, 1961," contained an article
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although the leaders claim the group includes Canadians,
Venezuelans, Cub&:ns and ether anti ... Comnunists. The ·
article Steited that the existence of this group was known
by the Herald, but it became generally knOQJ'D'to the
public on June 26, 1961, after Florida. Senator George
A. Smathers disclosed that Cuban exiles are training in
Florida. The article said that Senator Smathers' dis•
closure Ml a nation-wide radio network brought other
uewsmeD and television cameramen to Interpen headquarters
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article stated that Hemming said the recruits are
first housed at the headquarters, aud then ·sent to ' · '.....

·a training site in the Everglades, acce.-sible only
by boat. The article continued, stating that ..Interpen
holds parachute rigging classes in the middle of a 1 .

, street in Miami, and one elderly Mtimi couple stated fi _ .: , •• ~i:. "~·--·. i<~-·"'~i~~-~;
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nothiJJg they could do about it. The article said
that the clima.m of Intet:-pen training is ·parachute
jumping.at an abandoned South Flcrida airfield.
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a sky divillg instruct.or and remts 11 light plane ·far
the cmercbes, and dUring d~ jumping drills on the F
previous Saturday, the Sheriff~a patrol officers --.. .-.·-,-..t . . -
lc.ok.ed OD and made Dt) attempt to interfere: 'Ihe . ·t
article Ve!lt Ml that Interp.m has abO'llt one hundred . t··
members, including sGme at bases in California cd
in the Berth, and its purpue vu1 t~ fight Conmunism,
look fer adv11nture 1 or ''because they just like soldier-
ing." Ju G11<rman, a member from Kentucky, was qu,·-:ed
as saying: "I wa.uld rather be shot to death than
bored to death."
HM T.. l, on June 27• 1961, advised that
the above--menticmed article was wt of proportian ..,. . l'
to the true situation, and served no other purpose
than to obtain publicity for Hemming mid attract
more adventurers to the Miad area. ·;~:'~·~J~:~~
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.! a· plane was rent.ed at Howe Aviation, TBllliami Airport,
Miami, and flown to .. an aband.eued field. at Davie,
Florida, where the. plane was met by HE-m11ing; Jee
Gorman, Larry Worley, Frank Little and Re-other
individual, name unknown, all Interpen members.
Also there vere Frmk Fbrini. a n.o.ttrbus weuld...lJe
.~ aold~er of fortune, a f<ntrtee.u year old Cuban bsy, . ,
and a newa photographer £-roai the ''Miami Herald."
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and ea.ch made a parachute juiq>. Whm these.two einly
available paraehutes vere repacked, Frank Little and
Hmmi.J:g bl)arded the airplane and made a parachute jump.
The phttt~grapher took ph.Dtcg'!'aph.a, wich appeared 1D a
later bsue of the ''Miami Herald·." ·

MM T... 1 said that the.u were the firat ancl
only. parachute jumps made by 1Zlterp£n members. 'lhey
were practice jumps~ and f~rtu:.utely, nobe:ly waa Uijured,
'! . hl&smuch as n~ne of th'eae indivicu..a ls has had any train-
!ng or.-e:aperience, and th~y are not in adequate physical
ccmd.ition. · · . '
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an L~icle Ota ting that Interpen 1 s CWJmander itJ· the
"biggest, strongsat and m'' st bandBc.~ member of the
lot, and in hia --rine camouflage suit, ~ustralian·
bush hat, wavy hair and beard, he has the look of
i.. an old-time French musketeer." The article. ccntinues
by stating that Hemming is convinced' that the pro ...
Communist Governmont; of CUba will be overthrown only
by infiltratiou of .pettilla fighter a» that he and
his men live in a ro0ming house, and whEl!D they ar~ -.'1·

not cm traini.x!g e.zercis·es in. t.he Everglades Swamps,
or parachuting at_ an abandc-ned airfield, they, practice
ri.gg1ng parachutes in the street. . The article cw• .
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part of the International Anti•CormnmiBt Brlgade, which
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that day, H.emming and th.:·ae of h1.s men went 't~ Key
Largo, Fl-~rida, later return", and brought six
others with them to esta.bli.8h a s-;irvival· training
camp somftile.re in Jtey Larg~ in th.e Fhriu K~ya.

MM T~ 1 exp laine..i that Hemming Mt same• . ;..._,·:~I,_ . ~ ...
one who knew an indi.vidual ~·.-~ing prop&~y i:!l ~ey
Largo, ud allwed them to uae. dlia property. )fM T•l ' - . ~

explained that cm Juaie 28, 1961, rep~~s•ntat1vea of.
Marcos PerH Jimene.z. a'!'e gdng ::~ vhit ·the camp i. ·f "':. ".
site at J.Ce.y Largo, and observe H.e-.:'.lE!li:n.g u..i his eight - i· l
cempanions in their training 1t1a1u~u-v•r1. MM T.. l ·
said that Hgaoming will tell the V.e:n~elans that '..l .
this 18 just: one of the many c!l'l!lbllt sq-..iad.8 of Interpen, ~~r~: y:~ ..
and that many other squads are sts::nding by.at other
places. Hemming hopes t~ fool the Venuuelana into
giving him large donations ~f arma, equipmEmt and i···-.:··:.<I?"~ 'i:·
food. !
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On .June 27, .1961, the Ucited States Berder
Patrol, Miami, advisee! that Insp~ct.or Harry.Rhodes, ;,: . ·A:. . ::·:.:
of the Unit~d ·states Border Patrol at R~mestead,
Florida, received a· call frc:a fishermen off Julia
Island in the Florida Keys that a~e sh-aioting was -... -. r-·".~;;_:~.~.r!~~:r;
going on.· ·upon arriVal, Inspect~T Rh~es .c!isccvered .~ i"
that Hemming and bis grit>up were cc.11ductin'g .a jungle
stirvey training class, a!!d Hemming had in his p~ue88-
ion only one .22 caliber rifle, a small Q3Hl.unt of
amman~tion and some equipment. The rifle shot
...... ··' t .. '-·.· apparently ricocheted and barely missed hitting a
.·I nearby fisherman. 'l'bO.se with Hemming were :identified
as Wynn Bollinger, bom at-Buffalo, New Y.oirk, cm
April 27,.1943; Larry Worley, born at Maisfield, Ohio,
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on'J'uly ~l, 1939; ThclDas·Nesiti, b.orn at Pittsburgh,
PeDDeylva:!i.a on Nwemb·er 2.59 1937; Andrew Chere!laak,
boi::n at Wilk.esborough., Pemiaylva:nia December 4, w
1932; J'~ c. G!.rm.!?• b-i>r;n at &wling Gren, Kentucky
cm Febr6iary 3, 1930; and Fraak B. Little, born at
Vasco, California 01.1.-0ctober 23, 1923. this group
listed th~ir residen:e as with a Mra. Bamilt.m,,
1925 Swtbweat 4th Street 11 Miami, Fl11-rida.

PltOPDTY OF mE P'B l ~--'l'hb 1Hm'!>TBDdum is
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DATE: 05/18/1961
PAGES: 2

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AGENCY: FBI
RECORD NUMBER: 124-10350-10134

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GERALD PA TRICK HEMMING
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coilillt.a ct. RAUL CASTRO j Cubalill Mililli~t~lt' O)f Defense» whom h'
had Jl>®i'$~>wAlly kml01Wlnl !)~· . dur:ilffig hi$ sctivity ilDl Cuba from
.G$?te»lbi<er ~ .19.58 ~ t@ '!Uy, 19.160 ~ rtl!lr&tive t0> efforts by ··
.. A. .t .t<»~Illltey .COlNSTAm'.l:tm. ~.~
. · . .ES ~f.·.·· ·.E.~h. ~i~
...· .to . obtain . the
.r~le~~e ~r@m ~n . p:id.~e>lI!l @f ROB.~E~,LLEZ 9 a _kl)L ..
. repoi'ifter f<JJr.. the A.sscciated Jt!r~I® . m$i'Li~-· frcimil Chic,ag() •.
. GE~Y $tat~a ~t\i~f OJI& May 71 oir 8, 1961!) Mlr •.. KA~GLE~ had.
~ .!Eaiit ~ . t@)l®grmnr tc RAlOOL CAS1'R~ fr~ , Chicag(l) Jp>c»bnting out
,t;hatt: h;g~ ~Gt~S ~ · h.m~ ~$~l$:tte<dl GENTRY illl the)JJ •.s .. ~n r ·f !g,rd
t~ ·.prt®lbl~ . · ~ri1i1Illg e»ver · the . i&'j~rniance C»f a· pa&i11Jpox-t ·· ·· ····
:to,' GENTRY by the U. S. State Department arid . iiil. return
CASTRG . ~b0>11J1ld grcmnt KANGLES the favcr cf . releasing
BERREI.JLIZ from . cu~toidly. ·.(;ENTRY ~tatied th~t th~. tel~­
gram by ~GLE~ ~as ,~dkllre~.~~d tO> cmptaiim TAl!JREL , ,1.GhiE!f
@; staff~ · H!iva'ilia ~ . ~mmY ' explained that C~ptailri. TA~
was·,tl\le .c~de · 1m~ie which RA~ . GAS.TRO used durilrilg t]le .
. revoiblltio~ t~» 0>verthx;~ mt~c-10: BATtS'r.A :from P,oWer
in Cuba anldl the lrilame ha$- bieen utili:1:ed by KANc.;LES and
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. GEN~Y ilm thre$,r <e(lJll!muni.~aticn~ ilTh ~rder te» , avci«! undue
. 1ntiel1t~~tt and ClUlroig~rity oini · th~ part ©f tielegr.mll»h company
emjp>le»yees bu the U .S-" ·. ~~Y ~@idl h~ ~;qllected that ·
BE~~LEZ WOllUlJL<dl lbe. rel~cii~®<dt proilblalbly O)lm M~y 11, 1,961, - •. .
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be.·. ~. ~.·1!.ll~<e hte » ,GE
.·_ N'fR.Y ~ 1¥m<dl .· ®".-mt·®. d i.n. . h·. i.-~ attempted
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calls \!:@>. ~RA · · · . STR.O th.a . nREDJE/tllD ~ · an oiff icer of Cul>~ll
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I~tell:lgemce. : iroute .toi ~avana amid GENTRY
&$ then en _
b11terpret · .. is tc mean hi@ was ~ent there by RAlJ_L . ·
CAS11l0 tO"J h.emdle the relea~e @f BE~l.X.,EZ ~ · ·· -

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..rep>tOJ,rte·d " a 101ickname C
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of Majwr MAW... ·• .· .· EIR~
. - .MJ>i.A, l><OI!U&Clnj\_ef <>f G-2..._~
the Cuba · . ·. · .. igencre ~ibgamii~atiO)mi. ) -

GENTRY stated teMt he ha~ beeml in @ccasional
CQ)lmta~t with- C.Gl~STANTINE KANGLJB:S $iim<ece ll:he lat~er 0 s
trip to C~ba in Jaimuary 9 1961 ~ ·. bnu11t trunt they had 11ot
f!ngaged in any receimt ef mrt&'S ·~0> «"Jlbtain a reconciliilt~on
in the relati0>101s beween it:he lUJimijted States aim<dl Cuba~

GEN1'RY stat~<dl ~h~rt; :bu the begbmbng <»f Ma~cll,
196 ~, RAUL CASTRO wa~ ilrll. Eim~ teirn Ci1iba lbrG)!Bl<dlca~ ttiltilg at\,
appeal tc relbie1Lrs in th~ m@umit.mimi~ tb.ere . t!Ol dis~omtiilue
their r~si~t<e~ce toi th<e ClJ;llfLWiim G0>vcermimelli~~ GENTRY ~~at;ecl.
that dli0>~e il!ll the mount~dll!il~ @f lcfil~ t®lbID! CIUllb>at .~ who are

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DATE: 05/03/1961
PAGES : 14

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ARMS, ARRESTS, DESCR, RES, FRD, ACA, FUNDS, MIL SERV,
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. a ·-newsp~ per.·~ p~b l i ~\le~(·d~.l ly'·:~, ~~ri;,1·~~·~:li1tf!;f·t9r!4~}~~~~i:Q,~f,~:"":t~~~,
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· Leg;!«~~~~~s'·" int~nd·ed·· t(t ~~J:t::': Fli~F P.~~~~~-'~< :·;? .
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Stai te s Govarnmermt ··for r~~()~i ti on· an~ t+o supply:· ·~t ·'wi~·h ·::: · ' !.

arnrs ··and ·materials-. · A spok~sman for tije ~ gr·o~p said :·-~hSt .
young Americans ·were .. sicken~a . ~by · what· happe!led <to · t~·-''.~·. . ,. ···
brave band · of· Cubans that · i~vade9 Cuba ·the previous·1f~ek
and want to help them. .· · · ',
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. · · · . The article stated that the commaruH!r of this ··-
organization~ former Army ~jor Ge~~g~~~~-~;: age ,37,
of W~~J:~. ~:l'~_l.11.11'each, .Flo.r ids; said th~oup is ·going ·
to be trained for gue:nilla ~ombat. Th~ ~n's ages range
from 19 . to · 37 and most of them have had some military ·
experience. , . . . , ..
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· · · · · · Pau~l~ic:· ~~-2-i·:··-·-f;~~ t{~~...IQ.~l;t ' Ci~y, second
in command, st'a tied the group was not getting paid,' was not
looking formo.µey 9 but the «:pmmunists would have to be
fought sooner or later and that the United States .l welfare
was at stake as well as Cub~ so He said the present ne~d 0

was for uniforms, food .aind ~ large place to train the men.
Alvie said the group is not connected with any agency of
the United States Government or Cuban r~bel organizationo
The men in the group halve drifted in from some 20 different
states~ hav:iug been previously turned dowp. at Cuban recruit-
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Lexington, Kentucky» and an intelligence man with Korean ·
War experienc .eo
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p!i st :thr<ee · y<ecSJrs amnd who ~ M$ .. furnished rel:b1@ie i)raf.or=
nMitio~ .in . the pai ~t 'i id\fi $~d t'!Tusl t "t'hiie leaider cff ' t:hi s ' .
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org!i111iitsrtion 9 a - ~~~ '.tll -_ AmieFi caiim · with - ~ - bloimd<e-·mlJrst·a che 1 I
name· unknowrnr9· wat/$ "1:\e<cixuitd.ing iim MicSJmm:n.---fo:!!:' membership ' 1
· in!" ' this orgialimizatioioi ·'for- fut:1l.llre militS1r;p" aiction again«st- --
·. C~bao 'This_ leaider · ct~imed ·· thart"·be WcSJ~·l!lwai:U:ill'llg clearaince l
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frour ·the· iunit~d States -Govermimteint 1 -·whd.teh hte e:Jtpe~ted to
obt~in · in·:-abotit tw<:r ·<t1ay~9- cSJ·rrnd · tnat ·· ne· wai~ 'in contact I
· ~ith differ~nt C~aim r®volution~ry l®cSJder~o
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Amiericain leader claimed . to
have ·~ workectlwit:h ·Sergio· Samjteird~~ .
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fo:nmer Castro· Govex-nment
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. ·o fficial· presently. ,i n "j.aiil · in Cuba for co1l.llnterrevolutionary·
.B!Ctivi ti<e.S o ' . . I
· MM.,.Tc.1 advised that Ed Colby of New York City
hard joined this glt"OUJ? cSJlDlcd is active in it o MM T.;l
~xplaiined - that Colby i~ .aJml Ame1dc.eitn ~itizen of doubtful
reliabilitywho~sbi:e®im previously conne{:ted with. Cuban
revoluti(>nary at(Ctivitie$o MM T=l expl.siined thelt this
organizatioirn · {:l.siimed t .o halve betwte~n 45 .em~d 50 members
iri""Miami·~-- Some of · the members were · staying at the *1\otel
Cub~» .. some· were ltving in Mislmi Bayftont Park» and some
were _meetiimg ait t~e l:llioitel I-ver:gl.aides· ~
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· . -... · .. ·· ··on .Maly ll)Alexandr$! Keimbis B.p ada 9 Cub~ 19~1
Hote~~ ·11~h and Flaigle.J:i-~ei:et$ ~ Mia®ni 9 ~~l~rlda l) advis~_d
t~t· t·b.ere were some .A~icaiirns re$i©\irm~g-t" th!lt hotel
am:l t.hiai't ': cSJt 11~©0 Ao Mo that dt6ly» Jul" · F.ex11Mmd,ez; ai ·· .·
r~-pre $leimti6l ti ve of th~ ~-~.nt.e_ReYJ:>.l~i.o. ~.i':ig.J)~m~{(!r!l t..i ~Q.
(FRD) ·, · an airnti...Castro organiz~:fi.om. r Wal$ · go'ilO\g to --t;!!lk
to' som~ · of the AmiericcSJ°iui1 at tMt hot<elo

Kambis aiaiid that Jerry (L!l~t Name Uimkno~) 1
a ta_ll \~flolriiid Amieri«::.ei1Ill 9 ~l.si :blmied to bte .si form<e:ir aiid~ to
William ·Aleum.der Morg~l\h. am ~xp<Bltr:ll.aited Ami<e'lt"i~cSJID. and

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Hatti! lton~~ who · ftJ1mished '' $Ome'-of :"thtese''miembers -·w1·th · - - -
-free food and housing p~io:rr , to her throwing th~m ·out. (/kl(~
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MM 'l',;,1 describte<d George T.a11Tllmer white .male, as
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m~lmber · of th@- National G~~ r d 9 11.me~ploy~d;iElaims to'
own> home - in" West .pa\1m· J8iesi_ch 9 Florida 9 arid is engaged
to _be_married t°. ~ mur~~-~)~') _ _ _ _ _., _ -- _ _
MM T=l SIB!id· tmt bt.etweeltll ten and fifteen· memmbers
of ·'the - organizati·ori" are 11ui111si llJr in - Bayfront·vPark unsuccess=
ful'ly ··trying .to ' recruu: - a<dd~·1tional members but claim that
more tneiob___ _er$ '- wi~l _be---co!Dlhiir;ig from- ~.~~ere-nt parts of - the
Uni·ted · Stat (~rn~ MM T=l ~a:n,d thalt ~A Colby is usually with.A,
Jerry and that their pre$elITit residence is um.known. ~

.MM- T•l _stcSlt®tdl that TcSllITilITier selected different
individuals " :!n ' t:hi~ o-rgc!!mi.iz.sitiorn to be officers and appointed
the· majority'of the mmembets s~ either captains or majorSo
When ·1 t-· beca• ·-- obwio\\.ll~ ~ tMt 'l'armimer knew nothing about mili""
tary affsrirs · silO\~ was·· doiimg rid:!c~lous things» the organization
threw - IU.~ out and Jerrx !Mlnnon bee.aims the leader of the -
organization~- >(Han~~$ ~l~i~d he . left the Cub~n Revolu""
tionary ·Army more thialtll .ai ye~r ago» ~IB!ys he works with Sa~c~z
.Arango-; · who ·clsi i m$ hle i ~ seimdiimg ai PT boat with supplies to
Cuba and will ·try siimd obtaiiim S'itllJPport from the United States
Govemmemt and G11llb@lim~ f or th@ ~t i=<Commnunist L~gionn.siires~{ul

MM T=l~~''M!<d thait th<e tr.eiiiming camp estapli,hed
by -- this org!lnizc!lti~ltll ''imi the Florid.ai Eviergl.aides is ~Located
somewhere two or tbrr@ie miles weest of the Tamia111i Fishing
Camp on the T.simmiBlmi Tr~il betweeim TampBl and Miami ; Fl orida.
,fifter about two d~ys ~t thi s ~~mp» a forest or park range+
1A~~.old them th8t -t heywoul d M v e ~ co move $1tll<d they teould not
rem.ai_n at that ci!mp site but wo1U1ld be re'e to o~~r,~ at £_

a site about t:~rnl mile$ wce,$t o f where thtey W<~:re.~M)

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MM T""l/ iidwi~e<d thialt 1·t-.had been ascertained ··
that Hannon and Colby-aindl two-more men were·temporarily
residing 'at a· house locsited neal'r- lOth Street ·and So w-~ -- _
9th'Av:enue,·Misimi·9 Fliori~aro l"T~t night Colby and Hannon "t-A,,,
we·re expected · to meet witl'ir five- Americans who are U'~ · s·~ J:---..
Army·'Reserv~istss.nrnd will be offered jobs 211ins_truct·or'~~"'M.1q3Cl ..
·for thi·s orgsmd.zaJtion;, 0 1 ldescrib~.t.h.e~ Americarl'slt~.~

as· {First· Name · 1lJ!nk~o : \ te · F:~.r.laind.9:.,,-wlfite · male, ·age 22- ·yea:rs;
(Fi~·st· Name U'nkno , _zon~ - 'n~~l!,elji.cap in his 20 °s;· another
~,,a!'te·male·Am~{~~n~ 'nllme unKho~~~-(First Name U~known)
~U, a .NegE..":f-(.~f02- L ; . ) ~~ . . . .
· ·{:~On May 3, · 1961, Sergeat~rles Sapp, Intelli-
gence ~nit·'' Miami Poli\9~ai}5;tment, advised that Arthur
Miltoioltl('e,d•ond ami·· Da~n of· ftZ,9-J._H, ......W.o.-29-.th,..AY.en\le.,
~ V(; .t!i~iit;f'bn that datedrmre pcSJst Bayfront Park 9 Miami, and
r_~---shouted ··''Vive Fidel19 o _ In_ th ~,.. fight t~.trP,,followed 9 . 3edmoncta:., foll ()lL'
.and Merlin,, Walter Alfre~ av_enll Kar~och, Ra~mory, -- ~l . - i
Hargraves and · Alonzo Allen\ were afrresteclo Sapp said that ·-"".J._;:{!___,_(
with the exceptioirn of Merlin cSJnd Reldmondii the other persons !
involved were members of the -Anti=Communist Legionnaires
who had been frequenting Bayfront Parko Sapp said the
leader, of this organd~ation is Jerry Hannon, white male,,
about, 29 years of .eige » 6 ° 866 ii residing at the Hotel Cuba~
Miamio )

On Maly 3~ 1961)) Alonzo Allen~ 777 No W. 28th
Street·;· Miami~ advi~ed that he held been a member of this
organization whidll. bald been in existence for about a weeko
The original idea wa1s started in Oklahoma or Te~$ o
pifferent Ameri~.am military v®terams came to Miami looking
towards joining amti=Caistrio rebel organizations for s.ome
military·action again$t the government of Cubao George
Tanner, who .untilre~eirntly was the leader of tP,is loose ...
knit organizatiomill ~bi:ilms to have contact with ve,ry ixnpor-
tant persqns but two d~ygjj prev~ously was expelled fr9m the
organizationo · As, of two daiys !Igo the organization h8d
46 ,mf,mbers and All~n wai~ th(g Intelligence Of~ice.r or person

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On May· 5ii 19619 MM T=l advised that ·inasmuch
as·'the invasion · ofjlCub:ai - by ·Binti"""comol.un.ist rebels on
April -17, 1961 was .a f~ilure~ the 1:11orale of ·cuban revolu"'
tionists in -Miami. is· very low~ MM T 0 l explained··that"'the
different · established Ctibsmr ·t>evolutionary ·organizations · -
have never recruited·Am<ericaims
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. . Americans
and·, although·.th491~org~im:h:aJtiomls would accept many ---
. don:~tions·: 6£· equipme!Il!t ii ' g<emi~rally·never took Americans
al.qng on proposed. milit.eiry expedi~ionso
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"P;'!!.S~t>;t Cuban Government by military action, consisting
of'only anti=communist Cubami rebels,and Cubans in Miami
'are ·asking·· for United States and Organization of Am.erican
States interventiono The Cubans feel tl.1-at they cannot
overthrow the Castro Govenument-alone and· are depending ! '
upon outside helpo Therefore» recruiting a~tivity has.
ceased and although the Cub.sins are grateful that ind.ivi- ·
duals and members of ..tlil®>Anti=Communist Legionnaires
want to help, the Cub.ems are not interestedo MM T-1 said
that persons active, imi revolutionary activities do not
expect ~µt.i =Communist Legioirumad.res to leave Miami, parti-
cipate in any action agairmst Cuba and think it will be
onJ.;y a matter of time uimtil the organization dis_solveso

MM T'=l. explBJinted that\ Miami has been a place
attracting all ~orts of .aidventurers and opportun.ists
and that the Anti~~ommunist Legionnaires is' just one of J

the many such organizaitioirn~ thalt have come· and goneo i
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'l a-obert asanova ll Misimi B(!;l<Bl~h» .Florid.!.,» is one of the
leading Venezuelan revolutiormists in Miami, Florida,
working to overthrow the 1prresent government of Venezuela.
;{§asanova has been contsicted by one of the.representatives
of the Anti=Communist Legiir.m1rnB!ires, has been told of the
training' camp the orgBJnization has in.the Florida Ever-
glades, and Casanov.ai ·i~ eJf;pte~ted to send a r~presentative.
' to inspect the training ~.aimp on either May 7 or 8, 1961~

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that although Agustin Capo is under assessment for
operational interest in connection with the
operation of a clandestine radio network, he is not

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DATE: 05/18/1961
PAGES:

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· ~NTI COMMUNIST LEGIONNAIRE'S. NM. REMYTEL MAY SEVENTEEN / ..

LAST.~M SIX THREE NINE DASH S ADVISED 0N MAY SEVENTEEN.._. J-;
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LAST THAT THE PT BOAT RECONNAISSANCE TRIP PLANNED BY (§)
c;·__.r AGUSTINE CAPO WAS CANCELLED BUT WILL PROBABLY BE MADE ON ·

MAY TWENTY NEXT. " THE SUBSEQUENT EXPEDITION IS TENTATIVELY

PLANNED FOR WEEKEND OF MAY TWENTYSEVEN NEXT• A UREI..IANO

SANCHEZ ARANGO, HEAD OF TRIPLE AN, INDEPEN])ENT ANTI .CASTRO

ORGANIZATION, TOLD INF.ORMANT ON MAY SIXTEEN AND EIGHTEEN

CA PO WILL TAKE .ALONG ARANGO-S ASSOCIATE, 1 ORLANDO GARCIA,
0

GERALD PATRICK HENNING, AND HIS JWO ASSOCIATES, ROBERT WILLS

OR WILLIS AND DICK WATLEY. PT BOAT NOT YET IDENTIFIED BY
INFORMA~T. LIAISON WITH US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PAT~OL BEING

. 'M AINTAINED. CLOSE CONTACT BEING MAINTAINED WITH MM SIX THREE

NINE AND ilUREAU ~ILi. BE KEPT IMMEDIATHY ADVrs$ - a ,f.,3 -S
END AND AC~ PLS . -"-~ ~)~"(AA.) 15 MAY 19 1961

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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 05/23/1961
PAGES: 5

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, DUSHANE, ALLEN, RES, TRA, RECRUITMENT,
FINANCES, TRAINING CAMPS, ASSOC, ACA
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Re Miami letter with enclosures, 5'11/61a
Enclosed herewith are 9 copies of a letterhead l
.memorandum, dated and capt.i oned as above.
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Miami will continue to follow activities of
! captioned organization through established sourceso
t Houston will identify c., F., RIKER, 2610 MacGregor
112, Houston, Texas, check established sources, and report
all available background information concerning RIKER.
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In Reply, Please Re}er to
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Miami» Florida

2-312 MAY 2 3 1961

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.ANrI=COMMUNIST LEGIONNAIRES

MM T-1,, who ha$ been c.onnected with ·Cuban revolutionary
acti vitieiJ for the pa~t three · yeara 9 and who hai@ furniM1hed . . ..
reliable information in the paet, OJI May 123 1961» _advillled that::·,
·:~tween 30 and 40 Ameri~n$ arrived in Miami from Teu.11 on. · ·
HS.y 11, 1961.. They were recruited-by ALI.EitJnuSB.ANE, who .
temporarily rei:Jide~ at the Cuba Hotel, 35 Ncit.thwest 17th · ·
c~~~~!;-».-mami,~~Il~rida.,, and 'wJio prenoualy.made-a--tr:fj)"-Eo... _L 1-I:,
'Texas to recruit Ameri©an~ for r1ome future military action
again~t .the Government of Cuba., · ,

MM T=l·advi~ed that the8e Americans-from Texa$
arrived by automobile and bu$ 9 •re without funds 9 1@'re
typical adventurer~ 9 not con~idered trustworthy, and wer~
di!lllillusioned to find that :e~cilities had not been provided
for them. Some of the recruit~ from Tex.a$ said that while
they were pa~$1ng through the State of Louisiana 9 they got
into some diffi~ulty with the police, te'lephonically ·
contacted DUSHANE in Miami for help, but were told there
wa~ no help available to them. After the recruit~ arrived
in Miami 9 they were taken out of Miami to a eamp_about
·forty mile~ we~t of the city 9 to a place in the everglades 9 .
where they e$tabli$hed a training camp.. MM T-1 advi$ed
that there are now e~tabli~hed in the everglade$ 9 two · ·;

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training eam.p~\...· The fint trai~8!! camp was :!~bllahed by ~ (.
GERALD PATRI~NNING 9 with Dic~ATLEY and ~OLBY , (
running the ca.mp.. The ~e~ond training camp 9 conuiiiating of L__;_.,.__
the recruit$ f:tom Texa~ 9 1$ being run by ALLEN DUSHANE' / ·
and another Americain 9 KEN (la$t name unknown}.,._. A_,~t·D
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MM -T-1 explained that both groups are without
funds, have no imm~~diate pls.ns, but are very anxiou$ to
go to Cuba to fight 2gainst the Government; of Prime Minister
FIDEL CASTROo
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MM -T-1 explained that a number of Cuban women are
holding ' a sit-down strike type of demonstration in Miami's
Bayfront Park, where they have sigim s a n-d plS:cards, asking
for United States and Organizat:i.on of American States (.OAS)
intervention .. These Cubau women maintain around-the-clock
vigilance, a11d state they will stay there until there is
intervention in Cubao MM T-1 said that there are u·sually from
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f _ive to ten Amt:1riccen3 s:i.ttil~g with these women, arid these
Americans are trying to recrui.t other Americans -11:0 ·go to the
training camp in the~ everglades outside of Miaml The Americans
in ' Bayfront Park ar~ dJr: essed in United States Army fatigue
suits, wear combat boots, canteen cups, and cartridge belts~
One American 1$ ~eem w~aril~g a bayonet tied to his leg in
commando fashion .. Tb.e~e American$ have become a problem for _
the.Cuban women mai~taini~g thi$ vigilance, and are considered
a nuiunce to both. the women, the police and visitors to Miami's
Bayfront Parko · ·

MM T-1 advised . that JEss-¥ITH and JO~HY~­
owners· of the Congress Inn Hotal,, · Tujeune Road, Miam1.,
~E.!orida,.,. have d.onatea-tnre~ob!D....s-nr-en~ ·noter for "fne"·-use
of HENNING's group, and stated they will try to get political
and financial backing for this
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. " _ On May 13, 1961~ MM T-1 advised that Co F~KER,
2610 Ma~gor #2,. Hous~on.»_ Teq§.,~_phone number RI 7-6666,
was in Miami and claimed to represent a group of assassins
that operate exclusively against Communists o RIKER is j=" l A-~
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~ mJmbe:t of Goverir111lneirnt ~~lbiool~ lh~vill'llg · to do with arm~ si dsmolitioin$
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alDl«ll lang11J1,aJ.ge$ o RIK.ER ©t~im~ ~ Jl.i \¥\~d in Mexico durb~g hi~
yo~th 9 amid $peak~ ~pamii~ho ()<.~~) - · ·
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MM T=l de~~rib~dl RIKER a&i' a white_ malel! 6 u 3" tall»
115 pOllllltMi~ ll dark h~i:t' !> ,~re'OO' ~ll.llt = re©eding hairline ll well
ed~@at~d a~d i~ hi@ f~r~ie$o RIKER originally met _with 'HENNING
at the Coirngr~&'ll® liPlin lHio~el I) left Miami for a few uy~ I) · aIDJd
then retll.llrll'lled. RXKER ~t~y~ ~t the Fo~tainebleau Hotelll Room 12462>
Miami Bea~h~ ·Floriull a10Jd b.~$ ~heri;;ked in a.nd out of thi$
hotel two .or three time$o(L)ftA)

RIKER ~aid he will go to Hou$tonii Texa~ll to
obtain $Upport from HENNING~~ group, who in turn~ will have
to ac~ept the reontrol~ 2rnid ~orrnditio1Dls impo$ed by thi$ gro~p ·
that will give- the ~upporto RIKER i!Oldi~ated that the group
he rep'r e$ent® would firrhall'll ©e HENNING u ~ group, but thereafter~
wro1U1ld take over 1IBNNING 0 $ gro~p and control ito -RIKER $~id
hi$ gro1!.1p ha~ had Ui:ruit~d ~tates Government support on $Otme I
other. proj e~t~ ll alrlld if hi!iS group t~ke~ over HENNING u ~ group 9
he plan~ to u~e HEJNNING 0 ~ gr~~p to ~onduct commando r2id~ again~t I
Cuball an~~ater make up airn 2~~a~~ill'.!ation group to operate in
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meet with '- RIKER on May 14lll961 9 at the FoIDJtainebleau Hotelo 'I
MM T~l &llaid the TeD~ gro\lJJpll wb.ile at their trai~irrng <.eamp
in the Florida wergl2de;~ 9 w~~ ; r.midl.ed , by lHLENNING.0 il group lll~ing
commal!hdro telt';Jhnique@o HEN?UNIGu @l group' aitole all the equipmelrlit
alI'ild pet:$i0mial prop,~rty 1rlhi.llrilt'llg- a night r~id on the TeJraln$ s
camp. The follmwiltilg . ~y,, tlhre l"ex.alril~ ccalled DICK WATLEY»
protested and . a~ke~~lOr !th.ab: per~ol\llal property and equipment
I to be ret~rirned. .. (1( 'F)

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FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 05/11/1961
PAGES:

SUBJECTS:
GPH, ANTI-COMMUNIST LEGIONNAIRES
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT .
CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENTSTATUS: Redact
DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 07/23/1998
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MM T-1 isE 639-~tJf'>@J
Miami will continue to follow activities of
captioned organization through established sources.

GERALD 'PATRICK.HENNING was interviewed in connection
liith case entitled "JAMES LINWOOD GENTRY, Jr. - IS - CUBA;
RA - CUBA", Bufile ·.105•78365:.
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ORIGINATOR : FBI
FROM: SAC, CG
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: l l/2l/1961
PAGES: 15

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, REVOLUTIONARY GROUP, GPH, ACA, CUBAN
INVASIONS, BECK, JAMES WILLIAM, ASSOC, CENTRAL
AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC FRONT
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RESTRICTIONS : 4
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Regarding the alleged plans of JOHN SELTZ and JACK
·NORDEEN of ·Chicago to organize an attempt to overthrow the I
government of Nica~agua, the following observations are ·
considered pertinent: ·
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SELTZ, age 21, the subject of Bufile 62-105585,
Chicago file 105-8235$ Miami file 2-262, was last interviewed
September 26 1 . 1960, by the Chicago Divisiono SELTZ was
determined to be a headstrong, immature individual of
considerable means who has expressed a desire to "free all
the backward nations of the world".
NORDEEN$ age 23, the subject of Bufile 62-105584,
Chicago file 2-71, Miami file 2-257, was last interviewed
August 4, 1960, by the Chicago Division• A PSI investigation
reflected that NORDEEN (who had shot and killed his younger
brother in 1956) was considered to be an erratic, unstable
individual "full of fantastic ideas". Upon interview June 4,
1959, NORDEEN told of working with the Castro forces in Cuba .
in 1958 and 1959 and then in June, 1959, travelling to
Oklahoma to search for gold.
In . view of the above, it is felt that the informa-
tion furnished by SAUL SAGE does not provide sufficient '
./\ basis for further investigation of SELTZ and NORDEEN. -
f Accordingly~ unless directed otherwise by the Bureau,
I Springfield may discontinue on the lead set out ., in relet and
/ Chicago will conduct no investigation of SELTZ and NORDEEN
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f,A concurrence~~ Bureau,. no longer initi.ates con.tact. with
Gvp ~ CONSTANT !NE 't"l"frn..cu~GLES, -~Qrmer---legal-.c.ouns~J,._j:,0;r__th~_CA§!:rQ...,
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volunteered by KANGLES.
Chicago will remain alert .to any pertinent
information regarding SELTZ and NORDEEN and their
participation in any activities of interest to this office.,

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who furnished the informat:i,,o n to ... SAs DAVID E'• . HOUSER and
J4MES E:·· BQ~ and which wa_s . included in CGr.e p of SA
CHARLES B.WALKER, · dated 9/19/60, entitled ''MOVIMmNTo
lB.l).. LIBERAC ION : 23rq- OF JULY (PRO LIBERATION MOVEMENT 23RD
OF "' JULY), aka, . IS - NICARAGUA; RA .. '!'" NICARAGUA'o" .
Inter~iew with ·GERALD PATRICK HEMMING on
7/5/61, :was conta.i ned _in MM letterhead memo of 8/9/!61.-,-
in the case entitled "GEORGE R;~ :CAMON, IS - _CUBA; RA -
CUBA·• n

WFO indices contain no identifiable information
c.oncerning ' KARIL JANOUT' A\~ w. GRISSOM, JULIET.IC DE AMPu:·,
GEORGE TANNER, CARL NOVACK, CARL NOVAK, or ~ Freedom Eigb:ters
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MIAMI DIVISION

AT MIAMI, FLORIDA

Will interview GERALD PATRICK HEMMING in an
effort to identify A\. W.~. GRI.SSOM a·nd .NOVACK; .:; first name,
believed to be CAR Lo ·· · - ·· ·
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Will also identify CARLOS (LNU) who is employed
in the Pan American Electrical Sliop in Miami.

CLEVEIAND DlYISION .

AT CLEVELAND, OHIO
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Will identify KARIL JANOUT, 13802 Melzer Avenue,
Cleveland 20 ,~.. Opio_,. and r .e port .any pertinent information
concerning him.:. ·

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information concerning his . associat'i:on with NORDEEN and
SELTZ.

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ORI GINA TOR : FBI
FROM : SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 10/19/ 1961
PAGES: 4

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, GPH, TRAINING CAMP, WEAPON

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
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RE: lfNTER.CONTMNTAL P.ENETRATION FORCES "D:(, • \ ~
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some forty miles west of Miami, and n.o ammunition or any
type of weapon. whatsoever wa.s ever a.t the tra.in.in.g camp _;]u_:,,}
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and this was the on.ly thing that could be classified
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HEMMING advised- INTERPEN never ha.d any a.irplan'es of any
type and that a B-4 7 is a. high altitude jet bombet: used
by ·the United States Air Force, costs millions of dollars
and is not available to the public.
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· Only 1 two parachute-:practic~s were held, one
on June 24, 1961, in. which lrnformant · flew the plane, and
HEMMING, JOE TGARMAN, DICK WORLEY ana FRANK LITTLE jumpedo

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and Henuni11g advised tha.t AUGUSTIN CAPO had a. boat. £cIA
furn.ished money for him t;:o;.uy radio equipment, but~e ·
n~ver left Miami with i. t~J4.UPvestiga.tion. reflected t~a.~ . l"Lrl fVTM
CIA wanted CAPO st~pp71]. · ·u.s~ Border Patrol was notified,~~~
and CAPO never left Miami. The boat was not a. PT boat, ·
and it was later repossessed .by a. creditoro CAPO never
had any arms.

There is no reason to believe HEMMING is a
double agent. PLATZ ' .s opinion. appears to be as · incorrect
· .as the in.formation he futn.ished. · fnformant said 'he had
'never heard · of PLATZ, who was never in charge o.f anything
for INTERPEN, and never made any para:c hute jumps wi.t h
INTERPEN •.

HEMMING advised that PLATZ came to Miami in.
about March, 1961, worked with JAMES GENTRY, an American
soldier of fortun.e, in. a junk · yard for about a. month and
. a. half. PLATZ went to t:he INTERPEN training camp, spent
one day, return.e d · t:o Miami, and was never associated with .
INTERPEN; was never · a. member, and made no ·pa;ra.chute jumps.
He never participated in INTERPEN ~ s a.c~:i..vities.

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drinks up to two bottles of vodka. a. day, who has a repu-
tation for fighting in. bars, and is completely unreliable •
. PLATZ spent the one day at INTERPEN training camp some
time in. the middle of May, 1961. He was seen: by HEMMING
the la.st time about five or six weeks ago in. a. cheap bar
and in. a drunken. condition.

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con.tact with INTERPEN and HEMMING and has been. reporting
daily on INTERPEN' s activities since May, - 1961K1il')All
in.formation con.cern.ing INTERPEN activities han~en. fully
reported .to the Bureau, and information. furnished by .PLATZ
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FROM: MM
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TITLE:
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DATE: 10/ 11/1961 :ollection Act of 1992
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HEMMING or WHATLEY immediately notify the FBI or .the· poli·ce of
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TITLE :

DATE : 10/21/1961
PAGES: 2

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, INTV, GPH, ASSOC, ARRESTS, TRA

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advised tµat JOE. \GARVJ.AN, ROBERT ULLIVAN, (FN\J "STEPHANNICH,
· 639--S~on,(.(.lt/19/61, ~,'0·
and 3 others, i ntities unkno \ were arreste · ·at Davie, Fla.,
during the e1:1d of .June, . 1961, o . va$ran~y · c~~r~ s. [9~her ~'i::h:an' \,.~
.GARVJAN, these · persons were standing by in Miami to JOin ~
. Inter.pen, were ·npt a~tive in Interpen, . and ·are no longer <Ln .
I .•
·Miami.\"c HEMMING " sa.id he only met them a couple of times, Z
~
• 1'
vagu~iy recalls them, and does not know their names. Miami
;· ·.
will at'telllI?t to ide_n tify these, :inc:lividuals tJ;lrouR~. police
records. , . tp1l J . . 0

~ Conce~ning· the informa· t~on furnished by ' JOSE M.~
,.J !
' '.
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. ·q
GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ, apd ·set for th in referenc_ed report the q
1%1
original FD-302s· are. contained in Miami file lOS-3973•13 Jn ~ ' i
case entitled "GERALD PATRICK HEMMING, IS ._ CUBA". · " ~- I

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HEMMING interviewed on 10/19/61, denied making :a_ t:i::ip
to Cuba in 8/6i. On 10/20/61, Miami office - loca~e,d the Cuoan ·
fishing boat which took HEMMING to Cuba. ·The Captain Clnd ·2.
crewmermJ:urnished .detaj.ls of the trip and identified HEMMING and
I.
2 of GU~I~RREZ t:IBNOYO I S\.~Rft-~ 3aoi_ 1-'ifQaa~ .v?,hO we~t . st!fe_!J
.
alopg Ti1Iil t?e trip.EX -,,.;-~-,n · ~+,.r'r/
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3. 01·95;.,1~.
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Document Information
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FROM : DIRECTOR, FBI
TO: SAC, KC

TITLE:

DATE : 10/13/1961
PAGES : 2

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, PLATZ, KENNETH STANLEY, ASSOC, TRA,
ARMS, MIL SERV, INSTR
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 09/22/1998

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From: Director, fBi (2-1093)
ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED .
· ;~« (INTERCQN'lJN$NTAL PQETRAT!QN FQRCES
HEREIN_ IIS UNCLl\SSlf~~~ ·..t
, ;t.: ~ (lNTERPEN) _ . . . . . . . . A-

:' . ~ . NEtJTB.ALITY lii.A'tTERS DATE244 _ 'R~ . BY~6&--
(SPfNW,/~ ,b~s1'1c1 ~ J11t) ·•
Re K;ansas City letter (lated io. . 4....a1·eaptioned . .
;_~::. ~-· "Jerry Hemming, aka Jerry P.at:riclt, t&-Cuba, Neutrality Matters,"
no copy to San Franelsco, wherein it was stated Kenneth Stanley
:F:;·_ Platz, Coates Rouse Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri, was interviewed
:.:~.: eoneerning hls activi.t:lee with BeDl1lling at 11.U.amio For tbe
··.". ~nformation of ganaas City, Hemmtng is the le1J1,de:r of the S:bove•
captioned group on Which Miami bt!S a pending neutrality matters
case. _.,.
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,/ ~ Kansas City. should promptly interview Plat~f.!lor~hly f
~sand penetratively concerning his activittes as set fo~th iil-
i /~'' :relet _since b$ is a possible subject 'in_ captioned. ca~~-~:: · A~~mpt
·· to obtain signed statement concerning dates of tbe t~~p~)he 't"iade
to deli:v:er guns, . t.he. quantities l~volved, to wbom deliy,~"e<il_.t...~,
desQriptions of PT bo~t owner and those to whom the gWl;lgwer-e
riel:ivered as well as conversations held with these ind'i~dups,
,._.."""""',,,_;:;;;n.,.,.-mbez· of guns., and type~ wttp which the men were equippeij ilPthe
-~ erllla war:fa.1"e training and -the names of all individuals he
ji ;f5 r calls
wbo were connected with Hemming and his_ organtzationo . .· .
·~--~-"
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~ ..,.~ , all Platz'f!ll activities in connection wlth his association
___s_ tanc,.l ,..,,/
,""·; ; u_ should.. obta_.1_ n s_pecific __ nam__ e_s_ , dates, p_1_-aces an_·_ d_ ei_ ircum
\_)""'
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th Hemn1ing and ll'.nterpeli. _ Promptly_ submit this inforn1at ion .
r,, .c:n(.£:) t-
il""""
report fo~, nine copies fc>r the Bureau. ·
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Mi•i _will _recall ·that Augustin Capo allegedly had .
Tolson. access to a PT boat in. May, l96lo You should furnish Kansas City \j1
se1m n 1 ,with a
0 photograph of Capo and ;my Cuban known or_ likely to OWn <\,
~:~;ahan a PT boat o M~am:i. should promptly interview Hemming concerning "
'"""" au a.. _spects_· .. Of h. is_.Jnat.'te_._r f~,rn:ls. Qed by Platz" ~~_1..'"._.· . ' . r__· •' . . ')(
~~~Eech l - San Franeisco (2&..5330Z~~- REC· 39 \J\ \) ·
t.

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Gandy ··-·- - ·~ " MAIL ROOM · UNIT -=•"""""" · · '._ .· : · ~ · .
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(44 USC 2107 Note).
RECORD SERIES : HQ ~ase#:NW 54462 Date:
. 10-05-2017
AGENCY FILE NUMBER: 105-82298-13 7

Document Infonnation
ORIGINATOR: FBI
FROM: MM
TO: HQ

TITLE:

DATE: 10/17/1961
PAGES: 26

SUBJECTS:
ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
DA TE OF LAST REVIEW : 01/19/1999

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2. W~l ~eco~ta~t Mbta~i i@fonnants MM 639-S and
MM 492-S. {j7~) ·. \ ,
l)/.3r, ,will ~~[il ta<e t Capt2i101 SOSAl) 2261 N. w. 30th
Street. ~ ?~1 .
. .

. SOS.A, :i.repottedly O\~lri!S a be.mt, is in coin tact with
exiles, ...,d reportedly will ~ the .bo."t available.Qt{~
I
Cuba~ .I
Will i l!ll_<q1,1U1iJZ;'e whet:helf SOSA made his boa.f...available ..
to the subj e<e!t 0
(~ l IA) ~ADMJil~lSTRA'I'IVE- .,. -
- - __ The tra11slf).tioll! of ''Pet)ular" article was by SOPHIE Y.
SALIBA (Interpreter).
'I'wo additio~al copies of this report are being
forwarded to the Bureau~ for the ir ~ransmittal to the Legats,
Madrid and Parisj) bee:a\\lisie of th1eill.' iirnterest in ' the subject.

!he period in this repolft is extensive, as it
covers investig~Qttive a.ic tivity by other: offices.

I~f ennati~~ concertDJi~g GERAI..D PATRICK HEMMING and
his or$a.nization ~ lN'EERPEN 9 hae be e~ pr?.w~l\sly reported to
the Bureau Ul!Miler the t ~tl~ "IN1'ERPEN''. cjf l~)
lirn$t<!iit1lt reporet is clBlssified comfidential, as it ~ osi;

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contains ieformatioli11 f1t'om OSI whic:h was so (Classified. · ·' UJL. ·,/WfB
Informatioll11 ~as ti&kel!'ll fl:'om OSI=EE! Report #50=432/04, dated . V1r/'
March,23 9 19. 61 9 made ~t Seville » Spain, and fox:warded to t h e ¢
Bureau by Dep~~tment of . the Air Force
.
letter» April
.
21, 1961 1lJ
With :it>egarcd to the t.:id.p~ which the subj$ct reportedly
took or arrangegt fen: » SA ROBERT . J"TAf.mS DWYER in connection with
the investigat:ioitll 1:'Qf GEltAIJ"j PA'JfRI CK HEMMIN!G amnd <S.UTIERREZ MENOYO ,
contacted the f o l lowing agencies with negative results:

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MM 105-2192

U. S. Customs
U. S. Border P~trol
ONI
CIA
CIA!) Mriw.xui l> ,atl\wf.~ecl that they had no operational
inte~est i.JJ sit.her GUTIERREZ MENOYO or GERALD PATRICK HEMMING,
anc! c!o . not antic:l.pate ariy in the future, ~have doubts
·concerning their moti:ves a.mi r~lia.lbility. 1tJ
~e U.S. Coast Guard its presently·c
eking records
i~ an effort to detennbne the idemitity of any bo~ts stopped by
them b~tween August 16 and 17, 1961.

~· JLNFORMANl'S = "' . ·..
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. IDENTITY prp,. /. LOCATION
/ ... 1 ifl!. 9/1(/f'I)
. I ;MM T-1 i~l
= USAF t= '· 105 =2102-178
/ Europe, report cllsi.ted '"
1 3/23/61 at Seville~ Spai~,
~50-432/0:J~(1A) . .

MM T-2 is MM 6J9=S s co~t~cted 134-238-Sub A;454, 474,
/
/ by SA ROBERT JAMES DWYER
.
475' 4.75, 477,
479, 490 & 492
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1in.I T-3 is Colo~el OSCAR DIAZ» 105=2102~226
2931 Shearo~ Awe~ue 9
Miami Beach, co!ril t:a~t ~d by ·
SA GEO~GE E. DAVI S ~
(confidential by !t'equest~
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\MM is MM T~4 492=S~ I~sta~t report, page
'Contacted by ,
1\SA JAMES D. HAYES
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Cai:reful cOJIIll!Si~e:t'a,tioll:ll h.ai.s beetrD give1Z11 to each source
concealed itrli thi$. report~ a:rndl )'T" ~ymbols have been ·~tilized
or~ly in thoBe buH.:ances where id!.e1.01t.:ity must be concealed.

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[; MM T~2 ~2id tha~ ~~otheit' frie~d of the subject is
MAU~~FRAGINAL» who c~~ be co~tacted at the Nortkeast
~
,~
7-· which
A.
~orner of 8th AweirBu e ~l!.u'l Soutrmwe~t 5th Street, Apa.rtmeat 4,
is a two wtoJty ~JP~1h'tm~ ooit
house FB.AGINAL claims PRIO
o

is putt:bng up m()~ey ~Klldt FRACG!NAL de~i~es to send 2 200 ma'1
expeditio~ to OJ!b<ii\ (~l
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FRAtGJLNAJL. co!Ellt£cte~ tthe gjUJJbjec~ i~ a!Q attempt to
buy arms .mmid d i~<eu~sed the mia7 t~~ with ~GEL BANOS~ wha is
one _o f the ~u bj e«: t 9 s group (;( ~) : _· ·

: . <m September 5
1961 ll :MlM ? =2 ~d\vised th.1.t the
l)

_ inclivi,ual who kad previou~ly b<a•®!1il l@r~mififi
_ ed asSHA.~ was
~ \.,~
1
F~HAY amdl he Md been i1n1 ct!~ltll ta~t with the S3UQj)~ct
l)

/ several week:ai asoiii - ~~ IIDO\'Al gee@ by th~ IIll2mE!l of SA~AGE, and
his- true n21ne ci!.ppareimtly i~ !Olot kmioi~mi i~ the are~ o This ·
individual i~ .m frie!nld of EIEMM!IWG ~midi imow $t~y$ a.t the Blue
Bay Motel» the ~.mme l _oc.tltiomn m~ ~XNG i\Knd the ~mbject.('lt)/ll)
.
~. Al'Pli!JL ID :i..?
:._............--· n== ~ w :;cot
. II"/~
SAGE cl~ims to h~we ~ ~~~ i~ British Ho~duras
recently He i81 5 °6" tall ii wkit~ ll &ll.ppioxGately jJ'~ears ef
o

age, 185 poumuds » h&~ browmn kr.11ilt' &!Old eye~!\ is &ID .American,
and speaks with a. ''New 'lfoir:k" &©it:el!llt o(f? lut ··
Omi
Sept~beir 11 » 1961 ll ~ 1'-4 v a. fomer Cuban
Gove-rnmemt off i4.';i~l
~ith t\i!UllIDfH!':01l.ll8! !.C(Q)mRt&ict~ M'IGl!ilg tb.e
Cubans in the Mi@mli $~e ~ll ~dwi~®~ thmt he k~d bee~ told by
I
a sou~ce in whom he has co~plete @ e~fide~ce, th~t the
-1 subject w~s t~ke~ to Cub~ ~pp ~eEim~tely two weeks a.go and
that a_.s of Sept~mibe yq 11, 196'1 l> tD!~ §llVJJbj:zee
-t i.a.! re_turned and
was in. the W2sl>!l.,.gtioa , DC area. (~ ~) . ~
Omi Sept~belt' 25s 196l li> . ~ · EF~IRA.1~0NZALEZ,
1859 No W. 22!0ld Pl~~e i> Mi2Eli, ~\\Jlrl?emttly employed :iln the
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Document Information
ORIG INA TOR : FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE : 09/01/1961
PAGES: 9

SUBJECTS :
INTERPEN, GPH, ASSOC, DESCR, MIL SERV, ACA, ARMS,
MISSION
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI. (105-82298) ~~~~.~.~E~~t_~i~t.$t;~~i',
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FRQlvJ:' 'SAC, 1'HAMT (105c'-:~_'· 102) ' ' ,J 'i'r?r~1 ',(//.ll()f'-.: '<f' "-i(".1
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RE: " :

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Enclosed herewith ·are . 9 copies of a letterh ad v.Jv ~'\ f'•l
·memorandum, dated and captioned as above. · __ . a..--~~J!:.~0 _;yl (~:'.

MM T-1 is MM 639-s.()t>("'-lll£C~~~J~q1 P'fo~l"~~· ..;.;~
ONaSQ--------~~---'~----··t ~~>,
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. U.S. Customs, U.S. Border Patrol, ONI and CIA, 'l ,l ./ · \·~ ·.l.'

Miami' have been contacted concerning this matter w i t DA.ti'
2h
12.~""'
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negative_ results. V' _
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4---- GIA, Miami advise they have no opera~iona · er'·.
interest in either MENOYO or GERALD PATRICK HEMMING, do ~
not anticj.pate any in the future, andGJave doubts concert)- . ~."l
ing their motives and reliability(~ LA) . · .· ~ I
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of checking~~.u~;~o~~:s~oG~:~:r~!i~r~~:n~~:n!~ti~: ~~~;;i~~ [. " '., O'.1
boats sto.pp~{M . -. y them between August 16tn--and~ ~st=~. 7,'~ ·..· .·.:.:5.-=-
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Norp.,~EcoRDED .
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·. . The Miami ~.ffice. anticipates· .,.:tlJ:.th~r inquir~ :. , ,
- ··· into this matter and interview of MENOYO and HEMMING ·to ,. ~ ~ i; ·l
identify the participants in this mission. The enclosed;_ . _ ·ti~ ..-}-~. ~ ·1
information will be subsequently submitted in report formf1:"{_"#- . ~- . ~. /
i'JgCLOSURE "' ~· ·: : ·: __· Copy to: CIA/Sbte/nAB '])ri).) {!v5fo" 5 ...;~ ~
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3)D Bureau (Encl.1_?\., 9) (P..11 RH}iy :rouiing slip for info. "Pl./·
- Miami 11
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RECORD SERIES: HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER: 105-86406-3RD NR 4X

Document Information
ORI GINA TOR: FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 09/01/1961
PAGES: 9

SUBJECTS:
GPH, EGM, CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY ARMY ACT, CUBA
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 07/23/1998

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PLAIN TEXT

AIRTEL AIR MAIL

TO: DIRECTOR, F'BI (105-82298)
FROM: SAC, MIAMI (105~2102)

RE: !LOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO
IS ... CUBA

• I,

I
i En.c losed herewith are 9 copies ofCli\ t!.U~~~TION TO
memorandum, dated and captioned as above. DECLASSlfiC,~T!ON .1.\NDIOR, .
RELEASE f_;~ Cit~ ii"rrORMATION ·
T·l is MM 639 ... S. IN THi9 OOC1 lil-"Eii.iI v.o
".Air·
.l.'Al.'l . " . ~'· ~"' '!-fl."/" '1-<!J~.(
u:.s. Customs, U.S. Border Patrol, ONI and CIA,
Miami have beep contacted concerning this matter with
/ negative · results. . ..{ .
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./ . . c:t..A~~ .M,i ami advise they have 'no
OMrational .
interest in either MENOYO or GERALD PATRICf{.llEMMING, do
not ant. icip~te any in the future:;{
.' n~ _ have doubts concern·
ing · their motives and reliabilitJ\°.~~J .

The U.S. qoast Guard is presently in the process
of checking its records to ascertain the identities of any
boatsW:stopped by them between August 16th and August 17,
1.961. . M..)
. . .

The Miami Office antic·ipates , further inquiry
into this matter and inter.view of MENOYO and HEMMING to
identify the participants in this missio~. The enclosed /;A(,
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~ollection Act of 1992
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~ase#:NW 53074 Date:
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Document Information
ORI GINA TOR : FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 12/13/1962
PAGES: 3

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, GPH, MERCENARIES, ACA, ARREST
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 09/24/1998

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Thle ease involves · t:lte ac:tlvitiee of GBMLD PATRICK
~NG and various. American mercenaries and adventurers whQ
have.been aetl•e· in South F1Q%'ida in preparing themselves
·f or aailikey ~tion against Cuba.•·
Memoranda for disseminati<m closely describing the
activities of this group have been .s ubmitted unde~ dates. of
. Septembe'J!' a •. 1ffl and 28; November 19; December 3 and 6,, 1962.
Dis:seminat:i® has been made l~ll.y also to the u •. s. Border
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Patrol anc$; Cu&:t 0$$ Agency Service on an immediate basis.
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On the early morning of December 4, 1962, HEMMlNG,
.e leven o:~r ~rt.cans· ad ·two· CUbans .were arrested by Border ·
Patrol .and Gu&·t oms agents at Mal:ctJthon,. Florida,, a&· ·t hey were
departing on their expedition •. ·Their 35' beat. 1961 Dodge
s.ut.ol!1')bile., varieue rifles.•. pla•tols.• ammunition, hand gren...
· ades •. exploa.iv•:• blood pla'$tna and miscellaneous .mtl!tary
equipment ~·· confiscated. All t~re' placed in federal eus 0

tony,. charged w.lth conspiracy and ·:itll.ega.1 exportation of arms.
The. tnforma:t:l.011,. upon the has1s of. whtch these ar•
res.t s were ·m ade:. was furnis~d .firom the beginning ·to the end
of the a~ted expedition by MM-639·• $. This laformant'·s
activit~ are di.acted by S~1al Agent ROBERT JAMES amm 11

' many 1-r& of h£ii personal t:ilue::-
wHo .o riginally developed him. $A llWmR regUlarly ·d evotes
~. night and early~ ,ft
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RECORD NUMBER: 124-10294-10314

RECORD SERIES : HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER: I 05-110398-1 ST NR 7

Docllinent Information
ORIGINATOR : FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE: Released under the John
Kennedy
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~ollection Act of 1992
DATE: 07/0211962 (44 USC 2107 Note).
PAGES: 6 ~ase#:NW 54464 Date:
10-10-2017
SUBJECTS:
GPH, LL, ASSOC, ACA, MEETING, BAGGS, WILLIAM,
EDITOR, MM DAILY NEWS
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENTSTATUS: Redact
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J i editor of the "rvJiami Daily News, 11 teleph~ned the infonnc:mt vs ·
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l. residence and asked if RACOOSIN i:·.Jas there. The informant
\: J was m1rn.vare as to \·<Thy BAGGS thought TIACOOSIF! might be at
.\ ! his residence, denied he was there~ but said he wou.ld try
i. l tocontact EACOOSIN. The informant thereafter telenhoned
I {EJ~coosn: in I'12w •.z·ork cn:'!d asked if it ·w as· sat~sfactory to
. ,give BAGGS his phone number i11 Uew York. . UACOOSIN said
. j this ·was satisfactory. The informant the.re~fter called
\ i BAGGS back and gave h-lm the rmrober. According to the
\ ~ in~?rrnan~, ~-~ was apparent that BAGGS an~ R.ACOOSD-J, up
f luncil this i:irne, had n~ver met. ~{j(.J(~} ·
HACOOSIN arrived . in Miami on J~1.ne 29, 1962
1\. J and contacted the infor1~1ant on June 30th., <stating ·that.
i 1)!hite House representatives, not further .'. identified, ·
~ 'had contacted hin1 and asked him to go to' l.,1iami and contact
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RECORD NUMBER: 124-10294-10316

RECORD SERIES: HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER: 105-110398-8

Document Information

ORI GINA TOR: FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:
)ECLASS IF !ED
Department of State
~uidelines, July 21,
1997 Date:
DATE: 07/24/1962 0-10-2017
PAGES: 4

SUBJECTS:
GPH, LL, LRA, ASSOC, ACA, EQUIPMENT, TRAINING,
EXPEDITIONS
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFlCATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENTSTATUS: Redact
DA TE OF LAST REVIEW: 07/2211998

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Memorandum
TO DIRECTOR, FBI (105-110398) DATE: JUL 2 41962
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SAC, MIAMI (105-6010)(P)

SUBJECT: LARRY J. LA BORDE
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Re Miami airtel to Bureau dated 5/3/62, Bureau
New Orleans dated 6/4/62, and New Orleans airtel
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dated 6/26/62.
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~~~g of a letterhead memorandum dated -and captioned as above.
-< ->~tie· -4'his information is not being .disseminated locally to
CIA, in view of instructions set fort.h .in referenced ·. . . · jllrll.
~ Bureau letter to New Orleans. DECLASSIFIE.D ~·r. • ?~
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jMM T-1 is MM 639-s~~~)~ llN -lQ::~!.!i::.9.'J.J,iU!/J!.·-"::! . ·
:] '}ii) Miami will maintain contact witl:\Cl1M 639~~,~J
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CIA HAS NO OBJECTION' IV . - '
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MM T-1, who has b,e en actively engaged in Cuban
revolutionary a,ctivities for the past four years and who :
has. furnished reliable ~ formation in the past, on June 19,
1962, advised that ED , TEZ a Cuban National residing
in Miami, received-' a te ephone ~·11 the previous night
from the owner of the· . 48 fe·e t sehooner·"·:'!Ma:r-
·, iner-
. . , " whcich -··
was on its way from ,: pas.s .. a-Grille Beach~\ Florida, to ·
Naple.~, Florida. The 'owner - of t~e schoonEh; advised that
th.e ;6o..9t ·had.. developed ~ngine troubleG1the. \~rew was with-
ou,t · food, an~_ t .het. needed money/~ · V~ \ , 1 \;~
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: ; . At 2 :24 A .M~, TO~ARINAS ,.'~an associate / of
:c___ B;\TEZ, sent 8 $3q.oo Weste~"Uhl ... ·On mone~
. oo;r~er to ALWYN
- - ~PERR' IN, - Pa,s s-a-Grille Bi!ach' ' ,Florida. GI~ r. v ur ·. ' '
. .. . MM T-:1 e·x plained that BATEZ and FA~NAS are .
c~ose .friends and associates of LARRY .J . LA BORDE, an . i

Ame·r ican citizen engaged in Cuban revolutionary act·ivities /
- and -who.· previously par. tict°pated in _milit-ar~e·xpeditions ·t

b~tween ~he United s~ates and Cuba_. ()}~l U) .-
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made: ·arrangements , for the ''Mariner" to come to Miami, ·and
tQat h~. planned t _o engage in. iq~l. iya rt,.' expeQ.:l,~ions bel;ween
t~e_ United Sta~es . and Cuba.(~~l~}- 1
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, j New Orleans and stated that he was in ~ cont$ct -with __F.BANK . I
~RTE..§.., a : ~u~~n national _and president of the New Orleant'~'rlvf~U) , I
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chapter of the Cuban Revolutionary Council;:VCLA BORDE
advised that he was also . in touch -with LUl,91\~BEL of
the . Cuban Revolutionary .Council, which organization is
i. nterested in 's etting up" a r~ritary training camp in
the New Orle~ns area~ ~'t,) .
On July 2, 1962, MM T-1 advised that LA BORDE .!
had contacted the owner of the schooner ''Elsie Reichart,''
which boat is about 65 feet long,- previously belonged to
the Smithsonian Institute, ~nd is presently located in '·
New Orleans. This boat is owned by three young Americans ;'i
JACK (last name unknown) and the two other Americans, name~
unknown, live on the boat and work on it. The boat was
purchased for a.bout $9,00~:~~ and is presently in a boat-
yard being caulked. (j)~ ~. . I l
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MM T-1 explained that LA BORDE said the boat can i .· I
operate at a speed of about twelve knots and is supposed
to come to Miami and then· operate between the United States
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and Cuba as a mother ship for small boats which will par-
ticipate in clandestine military operations against Cuba.
LA BORDE is trying to find a Cuban to act as captain of
the ship because such a person would be necessary if the
ship was operated in Cuban waters. (:IJ ~(u) I
MM T-1 explained that the plan 'h,r this operation Ji
was ·d·evised by LA BORDE, who, with sufficient money and I
backing, could probably be successful in such an operation
because o. f his p.a st experiences in this type of activity W~ylA}
MM T-1 explained that the ''Mar.iner~' as of then-, \
July 2, 1962, was located at Fort Myers, Florida, with
the three young Americans on bo.a rd. These three young
Americans are in their early twenties and one is accom-
panied by his wife. In a telephone call to Miamij they
stated that the motor had been damaged. The running
lights are inoperative and they lost the ship's anchor.
They. stated they needed money to conti~ue on to Miami.<¥>"'-(~9
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soldier of fortune who has been engaged in Cuban revolu-
\ tionary activities, both in the United States and irt;;;;;:-~­
and who is not accepted by the leading Cuban revolutionary
organizations, although he is well known to themo(ll(~)
MM T-1 explained that LA BORDE is' quite angry
_and disappointed with the crew of the ''Mariner'' for not
'.having arrived in Miami and requesting money. MM T-1
~dvised that LA BORDE, on July 2, 1962, was staying with
·r-JIEMMING at i.LS.3-N~_re~~!_.,_.Flor.i~,.!.:t...
and constantly travels between Miami and New Orleans.
MM T-1 said that LA BORDE apparently has insufficient
funds to carry on an operation between the United States
and Cuba and is not ~posseusion of the necessary arms
a~~ equipment. ~~ U\
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you by the FBI and neither it nor its contents are to be
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DATE: 04/30/1962
PAGES: 6

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mercenaries and revolutionists, who are not members of · ·· ~" ...
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contact with .most Cuban anti-CASTRO organizations in MiamL.J'<?D(tl:t). :· l!
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_authorities and the Coast Guard of LA BORDE's plans~)(~ : .~l

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FROM : SAC, MM
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TITLE:

DA TE: 04/26/1962
PAGES : 11

SUBJECTS:
GPH, ASSOC, ACA, CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY ACT, SHIP, SS
WILLIAMS, RUNNING MACHINERY, CUBA, BOMBING ACT
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.·, ... ,: ~ ·;µA~,.QJJ.N ! a ~~g.§p__}P-~.~1.~PEJ~Jr,e , resid~ng . in .~!9.~J;;";Y.~/-"is· anti~ . .·11
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:· <":.-,>-)J< sign a complaint and obtain a warrant for LA BORDE's arrest. ',,I
_.,. ·<. >. \'-. ·, ;:'.:· MARUCA. a ~so _advised that CIA were advising the local~o_ ice . .,:.
·.-.· . .·;:~_: :>:, _ a.ut:horities and the Coast Guard . of LA BORDE's plans. ~) i. :
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"HEMMING, on April 27, 1962, talked to ALBERTO FERNA!>J"DEZ,
.. who said 1that LA ' BORDE was in Key:· west, and HENMING should
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t;;j_~·::<<;> Arv1ERICAN MERCENARIES. LA BORDE CLAIMS TO KN_OW IDENTITY .AND ..
:i~y·, : .:;: '~,:.:< LOCATION OF c I A WAREHOUSE IN KEY w;_~ "1uEJRE ARrv1S ARE STORED:.' .' _
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: ;: t:~r -~ : . :1N'.fEREs_T To c 1A BUT THAT 1:1~~ ·'.!lft!,~'$'-?; ~-R,.o.P.ra~.o~ .A,.. couPLE oF MON 1 Hs. · . -- · ·..
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JFK Assassination System Date: 5/27/201
Jdentifi cation Fonn

Agency lnfonnation
Released under the John
AGENCY : FBI F, Kennedy
RECORD NUMBER : 124-10298-10307 ~ssassination Records
:ollection Act of 1992
RECORD SERIES: HQ ( 44 USC 2107 Note) .
:ase#:NW 53074 Date:
AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 2-1693-67 )5-25-2017

Document Infonnation
ORIGINATOR : FBI
FROM : SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE : 11/19/1962
PAGES : 8

SUBJECTS :
INTERPEN, GPH, CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY ACT, ASSOC,
ACA, MIL TRAINING CAMP
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS : Redact
DA TE OF LAST REVIEW: 09/22/1998

OPENING CRITERIA : INDEFINITE

COMMENTS : INC LHM, MEMO

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CIA HAS No OB.JECTIO! mao. F1cc J ....~~.9.-:47.l..
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SUBJECT: &1NTERCONTINENTAL ~i::i ·: ;\ .:· ,·H· · · :f11-fi' .'.l vlATlO~A( L -- do/
PENETRATION FORCES~Nr..'"·.tH;:.~··-.• n"'LJ' 'l'"l·\l'~ '· ANS. £l
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

In Reply; .r lease Refer to CIA HAS NO OBJECTION TO
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RELEASE OF CIA !NFOBMATION
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·p1$n$ . to ·have EELIFE......tiirft~IAGO,, a Cuban refugee .
.~~raerly in the Cub:n~,f~~~rate th~Ni~at,, airnd th~y
plan to go to ~~n the near future.o~~
· .· , , "On Nov~ber 14!> 1962)) MM. T=l advised ·th,at_JJF;.P4MING
st~~~d tji~t h,is group would probably depart fr;~mm ri.ear_ ··
_M.si.~~$9nj): ;,~lbridaj) _aimd would defy Wtnitetdl. States BordE::r .
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)?>a(t!'oL· qr· the Un_it.ed Stat~~ Ou~tom~ Agent~ if t1le. fe4~ral
~~~:rrj~~~t tri;ed · to -~.top ~re& from goiiirng on a. milit.ary
~~p~d;l~i.onco .~. ij.EMM!NG . a10Jdl hi~ group ssiid that. they would
£6t~i:~f~h!m;n·1!~iu~!!:r~~~-g~!i=®~~a~~:u~a!~{1' ~} .
. PROPERTir OF FBI.= 'Ihi~ mtem~ranidl:w!lll is ll0all'1led to
y$t1.by the .FBI°,, a!tlld n~:U:hier it in©r it~ ~o1rnt<ell'1ltg; are. t_o be
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In Reply, Plea,se Refer to /
File No.·

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RE: · INTERCON'l'INENT'!li. PENETRATION FORCES ·
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b,een in!olved in Cuban...
MM T-1,.· w}lG .ha.f3 · · µp~-
rjv~ll:ltionary act~v~t~!s f().r the. paf3t f~ve years ~d whot/Yq:_!;:;:>-~
has. f~;mished . re~i&tbl.(!!. ;nf;9~tioD:. ~n the P, st, .. on , . llA
· )lugust. 3,, 1962, advis.eq. that G~LD PATRIC . _JJlih,. d.~ ·
·. an· unemployed Ameri.ear!, ~toldi:er ·,pf · . or. une residing in · ·
l!liami, Fio;;:ida~ on. Au-gusr;;; ·. l"g'o~as~· supposeq. to be .the.
· ~<;l!li~ . man .on the. sale ~f 250 _~oW1dS .o·r _C-~ e{~losi ve-. ~(ltL>
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.Cuban nati()nal intereeted ..in Cuban. I'evolutiomi.ry, a.etivity
a,nQ. .has a sina.11.. group. of f'o,llowers. · a.mong .Ct.;ban exiles in
.Miami. · HEMMING was unable to locate the . 250 pound'S of
... C-4· explosi:v~. !3-))hough QUINTAS had the mcmey to pay for
the purchas7;J!CJC(M.) _ .. . · __ .
QUIN'l'AS was goin.g to use th~s.explos,ive as
' pa,rt of' his ·e quipment. for a f_uture military: ven_ture. against
. ba. ·. which. ~x. pedit.1. on. "wo.u1a··.1eav·e._ the ·un· 1~.· e.d States· and_ a~rive
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eliimed to ~ve $5000:00 to .spend' on arms .anci'hid a pljlce
where · ·he could ··purchase different weapons • Ke said· his ·plan
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would establi~. ·a.n ·:nt1-cpmmtiriist guerrilla. rorc~L ··QuINT~S ~
said that the ;.-!J,2~~2P. in .. f1~am1.,,.,.;..lt:L_q_~~\~-J 1i}?.~~1a~ .. ; ~ .
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MASFERRERi - HEMMING . ,a:hd QUINTAS . conferred OR
. Auguat·-'. 2§, - 1962~ ·a t :-QUINTAs• -· residence: wheret lUSFDRER· ·
·. t>rom$ed •to · supply weapons .- aria :Cuban :exiles .to -paI"tic!pate.
iii the planned mlitary· act1·on-~ Therearter·-~Ncr · oeught :
two-~55;:;gallon : drim!s · or ··gas611ii~f-Tor. the b . t ,.a.n.d some under-
wa.-ter , swimm~ng ~ ~Cl-".1-~PIJ!Snt _to ._take a.~~>n~~~ .~) _" ___ -
· -..,. ' · 0rf-- A~ust ·,21; ·.·1962, · MM '11:.r-a.dvised that· on ." thtf .··.
·previous evening · fou!'---·groups of ~ Cubans · · 1er·t-·M!$.fuj:.; ~ Flori·aa; ·
·.. aiia: went · to<Fert ... IiS.uderQ.a·I e, ·. · F1or1aa.;·. ·-an:a maintainea··telephone
. contac~ · . · w:ith : QUINTAs· iir · r-t1ami ·:'. ro~ ·further · 1n.s.tru:ct1ons. · · ·· -
Tne -~ plan ··· a:t ;'. th.at - ~ime :..watf
:that . HEMMING. ·would :take'--tn.e-:ooat ·
te .~ sqme··:·s~9uz.tt placir-where ···th~ ~ cubaria:·.and jff1e+r .ectii:tpment .,-
_could ·be. '. Ieaded on · th.e beat . without '-- b~it>.g ''. seen ".l )y the ··u: .So
Bord~:r: · Pa1;ror 'or . 1oca1:· ·po11ca ·: ·.. ·:ao\;.Tever,- '·tne' 'l:our· gi;'oups .
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~ : · Afuerfc'ah..;~enlL~~~s.. J9~L:tIN$_ahd ', . BI~EYMORE'~ ;,· _ ,It· ,······
~ l?' ·.··app.earea ?t.~en· t~.·~;~'-~ -~ney~~'\J~. uld
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hoµrs · :customa·:ageritfj a;oserved. · $hat:..the·, above;.;.meiitioiied . o(?~.t .
. ae. Pompanc>'"Beach was b'e ing-- lo,a de(i· ,':.wi'Ch boxes~·· ': 'packages ancl. .
s·teer · a:r-Um.s·~ ··,~ w:ttaeHESTER sa.:ra .t ae:·' boat:·eontained no -····
. automatic ' weapons; there '· were several; 'Aiilerrea.na r:.on ·. board ·. " '
· ·. ~a .-~thiit .· GERA'LD 'P4TRICK ImMMINa"·cra.imea··' they' ·were · goi,ng :out .
· r1sning... ·wI:LCimSTER' ··sa:td:'the b.oat···wou.1a::.be · held un:t11·
· abou.t · 9:00 A~M., · at wlllch .time it woald -be free _·to . leave;.
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called ·M18.mi; ·. 'F l0r1da,.. and stated he :had ·been· stopped .- by .
.U· . ·.~ a~ · customs . agents ·and that. ·he. would return -tq . Miami,,

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and :n1a -·:crew :· retiirned ·to
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ma.m1~· · · Flori~:
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··.- ·Tha ·:boat was:
·Y(!'z bo:~ was .•un:to~de~ ,

·· - · - : -· · ·. ·MM·· ·T:.1 ·explainea ·: that · HEMit1l!Na: ia··· vei;iy :impc!lti.e nt.
to ::a.ttempt -·anotner ··expedf:ti.on.r:ana ··claims ·he: ·w111 try· -tcf. · ·
lea:ve·~ again· :rn.~· tw«;;r·'ox• three'.·.;.,l~ks ~ -. · · MM T;.;;r:exptlafned·. tna.t ···.
although.: he "; naa · ~ se~n·... n<.f'arm$ the:_"Cuoan:"exiles ,.claimed.~ tnaJc . ·:·.
·. M.ASFERRER furri:tsned ·:arms: an:a· ·thB.t' these '. arms. were ··coriflscated
by, tne,· . u. ·· ·a~· centra1 ·:rnte1I:tgence ·Age~cy~ :- · · rfil·f.'T.:.1-sa1a 1t
· is ., not .~clea:r : · 1r ·- tne '.' group 'had·-a.ny-·j 1utomat10 weapons~ It -- ·-
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On ·a,-: ··n11~~ry:· e~g:ditfon ' and altliougn.~-n~ · 1s "a·:11ar ·and a
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braggart}- he. is· capable of· makihganot:rier-attempt .

. . ... ~ -·PROPERTY-·oF ·,FBI · :: .. This ~ document contains ·ne:rthei•----· ...
-rec··o mmendatlons nor·· concltisions· or: the·:·FBI:·. ··rt 'is·-'the · ppoperty
of<tneFFBI -ana:·15 '. loaned- to · your::·"agenc-yf'~· rt ". ~d "its ·. contents
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DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR: CIA
FROM:
TO: ~eleased under the John
"· Kennedy
TITLE: ~ssassination Records
Collection Act of 1992
(44 USC 2107 Note).
DATE: 03/29/1967 tase#:NW 53244 Date:
D6-12-2017
PAGES: 5

SUBJECT: LIAISON WITH FBI, ADMIN, PROCEDURE

DOCUMENT TYPE: PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
ORIGINAL NEW
Secret
CLASSIFICATION: CLASSIFICATION:

REVIEW DATE: 10/22/1998 UPDATE DATE: 02/12/2001

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RErERI:NCE: UFG.A. 5212, l3 Aupust 1962
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1. SU~~IA~Y - This period has been ~ very ,1ctive one· for
,A.Hf'Em~
l as for ~11 PRP.UliF:!l exile patriots in th.it the b1.1ild up
of Soviet stren~th in PBfHNr."il h·"lS sh.'.>i.:n the need for more int~nsive
work if the job is to be done. ·. ·Subject has continucet to ex?loit .
. his icn~wledp,e and cont.acts wh~ ·1'~ve.· or>erational potential and h.as: · ·::;.-'.-{:--, · · :~> '
produced a. number of ideas anc::I ·(:<\'ndid"ltf!S who arc in varfous st~ires .,;:;.::<:;.; <U. ·.··.· :.: .
. of development • . f!e contii\UeS:;..tQ ~,~b~ h~Ipful .in. an~1 way he can and . ,.:/J:J;··t :·/if::'.'i/Y· ·..
·, steadily becomes more catiabfc-':~is: ~ "p rincip.-il ar.cnt tyre. The '''> :. ·::-.--:.'.' :·_:',·~ ,;_:
·. ... question of whether or nc)t :t~ 'put hir.i into the A~;}ll0 1 orN\niz:!tion )'· :
remains pendin~ in view of the large!' issue of 11h,1t specific use

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~ clos'! friend .of .TosP. Ll(!nusa,.\the head of the P9RUMEl-l dele~at1on . ... :: ::·: ··,:.!,:·
_to the Jamaican ~a111es, a·ri . at~empt«-.-~o make contact with Llanusa_ at·.· :.· . : ._:;.: .. :} :: ,:~·<':.~ '.\,,.,

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_ Folfowii:ip his return · A'iDEU~~:<~:.' P.~V1ded a le17al traveler ,f:rom . ,.~h~ :!/. · :. · < + :: ,:.;,:: .'..--i: · ·.
· · !'antia~o de Cuba C\rea ~St1_!>h::';.Q·.(.,:;t,t4yr )1109) who Wits turned ·over/!9f.f\ . ... _· · ~2~;;.::~f \l'.f:: · · .
the fI .~ranch who 0J:>t_~111,E!C2:'.consi.~eral>le ". irrtel and oper:itional ;~:,:::,;£;,. ..-,-_····:·:·:. · ,_.;;i_0;..:.:f:; ~·x:;;::-;::~; •·. .

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to no ·avail _due to e1 ther. overly 1nvolved co:nr.to plans or . cross1J!F. ·" ,: · · . .., ,, · : ·
of operations. - He has· riow : cof:l~-. if~ with a le!>al travder ffu!!I the _;_:·· < .;.
area · who c:~pears to be able. to_..i>ro~ide . the a~sistance necessary .?"'.:?
to successfully in(ilt:rate the tear.i~ · ~.,1-..;iS/?~
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If. In support of other· Station interests A~!Dl:NI~~ 1 has spent .
considerable time preparinv, a study of strater.ic pla~es in eastern
PBRU.MEN .\.lhere the blowin~-~!iProxlrMtely five hriC:P.es would·,.- :,:.
·s·erve to divid8 the couritz'y_~:· intO ~WO · parts ·and prevent tbe troops ~ .~-·_.:= -:··· ., ....
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· in .-o.ne part from rapidly c'o mirig to .the. - ~id of troops in the ~th~r, ·~ :· -~·; .,~ - -1 .
_- part • .. These efforts have" bee~ , fQrw_a~~d ~o Intel Support for(')=··: «,~:;. :=: :·~, · ~ ::;: .o:, .
de.velopment. He has alGo . been· ·c;uL~he lookout for fisherrian ha'ds < ~·:·~\ ~ > .:;; :· :
which could be developed into· ·ratiinos":for
infil tratinc agents .- ., . ",:.: 1 · - ·
and materiel. Two such leads ap~ear vef~ worthwhile, one is beinp.
utilized by the SH_ATTf.P. Team and the other will prot-ahl~· be used·
by one of the Las Villas. teams in preparation. He used AtiLION 1
to r.ood advantar.e in devclopin~ these leads und continues to look
for others while A~LIOH 1 is assistine in the training ~f the
S!fATTER Team fisherman as ~i:tte!'.'_P.retor.

. . . s. .The interna.l asset AME.Poe)!" .6 .t~hom N!DENI!i. l developed . . ·_; : .,_:,,_ ,,·~;,.,: .
< thru- a lcp,al traveler who. ca:r~i.e_i:t : :~n . ~•r: ~.'!~~~n~tem, · ~as n~w been.~ - :'.,::·,.,~· ~:fi:.~•-( ::~:
~-.~con~acted thru a. YELLO(,ITA; L .lP,,.~.~.~- :'..r~~~~"~V,~.us. and _:lf1 "b~1:n~ ·. _· ~": :' ,::.'.\,,q: ·~Jl7gfo~i~'•. .
! ·...->:ore·pared to receive an ini·ti.al '-1ncl;'enient,0 of-~:the . LYRE "tea."':I for relay.· '.;Y;;; ::._:~' i:,._~~·:._e-:f:_'.".
. ~- J;; li:t~~ ·~the . Ma1;anzas area. -'.J~.· is· : ·h(ip~(f;'j.~{_i:i.Jk.~ . Af1EJ>0CH :.6 a - ratline·· '>:/-_;:>( ~~};~0-;,~1'[ '
-_ -- f'<>i" ·. t-h~ ·remainder Of this-.·: tca~-! ~tl-~r·;;the: r·rnateriel ~hey will require : ·:-:~~- -==. · _·-:-.-~- -~ ~:~ -'··?:·
to -carry out their operational -~asks. See UFGA-6159 for the :

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:.'. AHDENIH 11 . ~upposedly . ha~ .word .. of a~ imm(?rtl_e_n t upris1nP. on·· beh~U,: ;'.~ ~''.)':t;'< ~~~·::t\;;;•-.;.· {', .... ..-.
· --of .R ebel Army. off ic;rs i~ thre~_ .-· prov_~nces ~ co·ns iderable e!fort wa~.:-_~j_~~~~· ('¢.,1£-:._~-~~i_ .'\·
i devoteti by the Station to .runninR tins lead down only to find · <-):' ~ : \'"~";f:.~r::;~ ~ : ·
. that· AMDENIM 11 was involved wit_h·_:at l'etlst one other. ~roun "1hich .. <..:' t;~;;::.:., ::~:;~'.(:{'~~;>>;· · ·.

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was:. tryin~t·- to · obtain ·ODYOKE '. suptiC>rt-and . that A.~DENIM il had ·act.uaify :".~i{ t·l~.:;';_~J~,?2 ,
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. havfo,f lied ai,oµt his activities '··a~:- yoACRE'· where he clai~d :to ha~~'.(-{-:~-" - c;, _ ,._ , _•..: ·~i~~~·:J

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p.o~e out of ,the .f ence w.i th -the hell) of ODOATij ~rsonnel to contact. ~ :-~:~,

be 'noted that ··AMOtHI!i 1 'mereiv· 6assed th·e lead· to us·-..for wh."lt' it ".
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worth <lnd"'at no -tiMe' expre'ssed -any . real credence '.in the ~tory
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.! nor endeavoured to obt<tin ·action on the h;Jsis . of it.
:i:~JTEIJL Ir.E~ICE PPOr:iiJCTION
7. llf~ 1619, Subject Cuban ,Arms ~oi- Columbia is the only
A''DENI~ l . renort which was disse~inated.
8. · Throur,hout the period A'ff>E!H'' 1 provided spot re~orts on
n')ssihl·r 5i~r.i~i-=ant devclot:o"lcnts· withi!': the exile col!'r.1uni:v i\nd
thP. fl'!RU!) l orP.anization. These included such ite~s as the !)RE !'aid
on fi-'lv~na, the ~·!:!nolo P.e'' meetin1> in .?uerto. ~ico, the U~IS di!'fi-
culties in zettin~ into the AM~'D 1 orr~nization, Alpha ~6, Jerry
Patr.ick ff<r1~!nr, and his re<:o::u:lenc!ations re rcor~anizin" the NlBUD 1
or~ani~ation and the ~ariti~e situation • . For t~e ~oct ~art he
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~.iint<liM .in in'l.,artfal .ittitudt t-ow.-trd~ th~ vari.,u-; ~xile l~ -~-c.!er~
<tnd r.!"oups .ind is ..1lwavs penuinelv construct ivc in his co::-~"'!lents.
!le follows tho· c.Jirection of the ~.,~c Office.• anrf doco not allow
his - dis.tp?oint~ent -!t the slow p11ce\ of dcvelo;:>~cnts toward'.'; · '
liberatinP. Pl3Rtl'·~>: :·r to interfere wit~ his work for us.
9~ CO!;T~ - The fol fowin~ ex!lenrliturt?:-; wcl'."P. ch-rnnelc..! t:-ir-u
,\~Dr.NI:--'. 1 durinr. the reportinp, r:c!'i;,d~ ~ott? th,..t he di<! not
and h~s not previously rdceive~ a~v ~e~uneration for his o~n services.

1) .~!GLAD l's widow~O~· ~ 300.00
2) N!LIO~ l ~ " 200.00
J)~tonico ?Cr..EZ Quesada ~ 325.00 ffohin~ boat ·expenses
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Total . $ 8 2 S. 00 . ,.. . . .f: .
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. fol" asDistance in obtaininP. a re-'c ntry ?Cr.nit !or hfo Snanish maid .
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who desired to visit. her .<!yinr. mother in ~?aira and had not been
able to pet thru ODUP.GE red tane ' on her own. The matter \.li\S taken
care of in less than 36 hour9 and went a lor.17 way -towllrcis convincin~
MHiENIH l's falllilv that his .1~sericeo from hom-a at all hours w<ls not
without it5 _ advan~i\~es. ·
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10. PLANS - The intention at present .is to proceed with ''i"·· ·· , .
.AJ1DE!H~ l in the same terms indicated above. The oo5sibilitv continues ·:\i.,> ... ·;,
·ror cx::;-andinr; his role of !lUP!>lyi~& the Statior. w.i.th infor;natfon o.~ ·<=><.:. "·'.t~~:r·.

·-~~~~-~~iTc i~~ ~r~ t f:~ i e~P~~a·!!~:! · ~~!~i otjn~e ~=o~~~~~b~il~a~ i~g a~~!~t:~:f:~~~ ,"'._·:, .:_~i;.: _;: ,·_-'~:;_ .:·'~ .; :~-._·,\_:~,'-_.: ·._~ :_,·:.'_ ·
.. actio.r\ coordinator within· the /l.MB!J[) J:: orP,ariiz.ation. This hi'l!;!eS on · ~>:§.r - ... _.._
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'<.::.deciSions yet to be · made as fo just -how :the or?,anization . is r,oing · · ·
·1 to ' fit into future nlans. In the meantime A•mr.N!M 1 will continue -~-.....
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· to be used as before with emph3si!j heiri~ pl-'tced on the dcvelop~ent ·
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of leads for rntlines to be incorporated in the Fisherman O!>Cratioris . .,:
,.I a .n d teams with radio operators -~?. ~ake 4dvantage of the ratlines • .;;/:-~~;~.;:: ';{I,":?::~:-:./: ;
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DATE: 11-14-2017 JFK Assassination System Date: 5/26/201
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FROM : DIRECTOR, FBI
TO :

TITLE:

DA TE : 04/ 15/1963
PAGES : 3

SUBJECTS :
REH, NOVEMBER REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT, ASSOC,
ACA
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
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TO:

TITLE:

DATE: 04/26/ 1963
PAGES: 3

SUBJECTS: Released under the John
GERALD PA TRICK HEMMING I.'. Kennedy
~ssassination Records
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
~ollection Act of 1992
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
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793 and 794. the trdnsmiuio or revelcttio~ c;>.f . wh!~t,,.J n •nY:_·ma·rit;er . :Jo~· .ari Una ufhpr11ed C?efson· is 'Prohibited bv l.sw .

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Identification Form

Agency Information
AGENCY: FBI
RECORD NUMBER : 124-10350-10073

RECORD SERIES : HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : CR 109-584-3667

Document Information
ORIGINATOR: FBI
FROM: MM
TO: HQ

TITLE:
)

DATE: 08/06/1963
PAGES: 2

SUBJECTS:
GERALD PATRICK HEMMING

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
~eleased under the John
RESTRICTIONS : 4
•. Kennedy
CURRENT STATUS : Redact
~ssassination Records
DA TE OF LAST REVIEW: 09/04/1998
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Miss Gandy_

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()ANTI FIDEL CASTRO ACTIVITIES, SSlflelf'llltlYli~~~OrwvATION :-~~.
CONCERNING. . SJ'-1 /'/I- ~ ~!
RE MIAMI TELETYPES TO BUREAU, AUG S XT HREE
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WHO HAS FURNISHED RELIABLE INFORMATION IN THE PA.ST, AD · ISED V~ fJ \ 'i) I
AS FOLLOWS WITI! REFERENCE TO THIS I NC I DENT~·) er of", I~ ~ 1 r' o) 3
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~AME KEY, IJ.OR,..IDA ._ ONE OF PINO-S MEN CALLED THE OWNER OF SOME OF.: ~n'·' · :
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TO DO SO IN THE FUTURE~ J~
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WHO HAD BEEN ALERTED RE THIS MATTER
!:'MM SIX THREE NINE DASH ~~~NO FURTHER TROU LE
BUT WILL FOLLOW THIS SITUATION CLOSELY. THE BUREAU W LL
BE KEPT ADVISED. NO DISSEMINATION MEMO BEING PREPARE •
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ORIGINATOR: FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 02/19/1963
PAGES: 7

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, MEMBERS, CRIM ACT, ARREST, LEGAL ACT,
ACA, ASSOC, JBS
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIF1CATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
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~CORD SERIES : HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER: CR 105-105638-19

Document Infonnation
ORI GINA TOR: FBI
FROM: MM
TO: HQ

TITLE:

DATE: 01/02/1963
PAGES: 2 Released under the John
Kennedy
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SUBJECTS: ~ssassination Records
GERALD PATRICK HEMMING Collection Act of 1992
(44 USC 2107 Note).
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45 Northwest 8th Street. Inquiry at the Imperial Hotel
· failed to develop any indication that QUINTAS is or had
been residing there.

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Service (INS), Miami, Florida, do not contain any record
which couJdl be determined identical with QUINTAS on the
basis of available background information.

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FROM : DIRECTOR, FBI
TO: SAC, MM

TITLE:

DA TE: 07 /2311963
PAGES: 7

SUBJECTS :
INTERPEN, ZARRAGA, CARLOS, ACA, ARMS, AMMUNITION, ·
NCK
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS : Redact
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Via _ _ _A_I_R_T_E_L_ _ __ AIRMAIL
(Priority or Method of Mailing) I
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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (2-1693)
RQM: SAC, MIAMI (2-312)(P)
q~TERCONTINENTAL PENETRATION
FORCES (INTERPEN)
NEUTRALITY MATTERS

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t /. Re Miami airtel to Bureau 6/21/63, with enclosures,
.J/ and Bu let to Miami 7 /23/63.
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It is noted U. S. Customs and police on 6/20/63
raided·the residence of CARLOS ZARRAGAI and confiscated a
quantity of arms and ammunition. fThis was as a result of
information receiv;ad from MM 639-~and disseminated to
U. S. Customs](f(l(~)
ZARRAGA was last interviewed by Miami on 1/25/63
in case entitled, "POSSIBLE ANTI-CASTRO RAID SCHEDULED FOR
ABOUT 12/16/62," Bufile 2-1787.
SA ROBERT JAMES DWYER conducted the interview i·~
states it is a custom among Cubans to serve to visitors. ~-
received at their homes or offices small demitasse cups ~~
black, strong, bitter Cuban coffee. SA DWYER cannot recall
if he was offered coffee or not but he doubts he drank it
inasmuch as he does not like Cuban coffee.

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ORI GINA TOR : FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 0611911963
PAGES : ' 2

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, GPH, ASSOC, ARMS, CRIM ACT
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 09/24/1998

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TO· ECTOR, FBI /2-16S.3/
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FROM SAC, MIAMI /2~312/ 1 PA GE ML. - -·"' ·'- Trotter __.::___
/fEVT""t'e.Flt..t''I'" /YlltT.,-~ ~$ 'l'ele. Room. __ _
H Miss Holmes--
C)INTERCONTINENTAL PENETRATION FORCES, 'NM=-. M:c1s Ga d Y -
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REMYTEL Jl.i.INE EIGHTEEN LAST AND SPRINGFIELD TEL ~~ :r- -··
{MM SIX THREE NINE S IN. EARLY MOR,NING HOURS TODAjAD-~SED
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FOLLOWING.~:.."'. GERALD PATRICK HEMMING AND SEVERAL ASSOCIATES PLAN
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TO NEEr{M.IKE MORINO IN THE TRIO DINER, MIAMI, BETW~EN NINE AND

- NINE THIRTY AM TODAY. WHEN THEY LEAVE THE DINER
RESIDENC~,. ANP TAKE
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HIS WEAPONS. SEVERAt. CARS WILL BE USED BY HEMMING~S GROtJP TO
CARRY AWAY THE.SE ARMS~'lJl>fw,»· <.. • -

U.S. CUSTOMS ADVISED THAT BECAUSE OF THE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS

VIOLATION THEY HAVE NOT AND ,DO NOT PLAN TO NOTIFY L'OCAL POLicty '/.

WILL }:{ANDLE ALL INVESTIGATION, AND WILL TAKE ALL RESPONSIBILITY.
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A LARGE NtJMBER OF, MEN TO fJUS CASE AND NOW

HAS {!!.r nl:N.t:~ AND MORINo-s HOUSE u~DER suRVE.ILLANCE. l#~)
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ORIGINATOR: FBI
FROM: SAC, MM
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE : 06/20/1963
PAGES: 11

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, GPH, REH, JCG, SWI, ASSOC, ROBBERY, RES,
MORINO, MIKE, ARRESTS, RL, IDENT, ARMS
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
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·)MORINO. M!J.: O~- ~yo-s
.• ROME .r n HIAt.Eii.H, FLA .../i.HERE. t'HEY, ·.PLANNED T.O R.OB HIM
OF ALL J~p,s AiRMS. MORINO-S WIFE AND CH~LDREN R~TURNEFJ UNEXPECTE]])LY SO '

HEMMING·~ :~OSTPONED THE ROBBER; OF MORINO. HEMMING ·SCHEEHJLED. .ANOTHE.
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MEETING WITH MORINO FOR EI~HT PM six NiNETEEN '. SIXTY THRE'iJ~Jru; . 1~·.,
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JFK Assassination System Date: 5/27/201
Identifi cation Fonn

Agency Infonnation
Released under the John
AGENCY: FBI w. Kennedy
RECORD NUMBER : 124-10294-10361 ~ssassination Records
~ollection Act of 1992
'RECORD SERIES : HQ
(44 USC 2107 Note).
~ase#:NW 53074 Date:
AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 2-1693-89 J5- 2 5- 2 017

Document Infonnation
ORIGINATOR : FBI
FROM : SAC, MM
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE : 06/1911 963
PAGES : 2

SUBJECTS :
INTERPEN, RL, GPH, FS, ARMS, ANTI-CASTRO
ORGANIZATIONS, CRIM ACT
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS : Redact
DA TE OF LAST REVIEW : 09/24/ 1998

OPENING CRITERIA : INDEFINITE

COMMENTS:

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FEE!·ERAL BUREAll Of <ilVESTlGATIO_N
·: U. S. DEPARTMENT Of JUSTICE
COMMUNICATIONS SECTION.
. . JUN 19 1963
m'~~E

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TO DIRECTOR /2-1693/ AND SAC, SPRINGFI.£LD
ROM sA:~, Mii\J!I · 12~3_ 12/ '_ ..-.. '. :-;,;-.-·--:·= = -
0 INTERCONT}NENTAL
~·~ ~ ~- ~~ · ·· PENETRATION FORCES~
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WHITE 1 . 1:-A"TE MODEL FORD, TWO DOOR STATION WAGON 1 IN ,·MIAMI

WITH A LOAD OF MISCELLANEOUS AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND HAS SOLD SOME
NIME f}ASM 3 TONI GH'!:fAD · ISED_ AS FOLLOWS..
RI<H!ARD ~··JlOCKLEY /PHO~ETIC/ 1 COLLINSVILLE, ILL.~ DRIVING A
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TO SECOND NATIONAL FRONT ESCAMBRAY AND CO~ANDOS L.,
ANTI-CASTRO ORGANIZATIONS. LOCKLEY-S CAR HAS SIXTYTHREE ILLINOIS

LICE~JSE A 11 rda: 1,~f ~urn:· · Two. LOCKLEY HAS ALSO. SOLD soME ARMS ro
JOE GARMAN OF iNTERCONTINE,NTA.L PENETRATION FORCE /INTERPEN/ rf&;~jHAS />!. A
BEEN TAKEN AROUND MIAMI BY frRANK ANTHONY STURGIS, AKA, FRANK_;~~Iq,f!-INI~,l:
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AND GERALD PATRICK HEMMING, AMERICAN ADVEN'fURERS. :..-::- l --

o· I F/'1!,,~/ A.l/Jm/i:. /.),NJr;A)ottJA/ . . . .. " ? (';\'~. : ·..

~ MORI~O_, AN AIJ!ftt~AN313Ngj't~e}N HIALEAH, FLA.,, HAS A ;~RGE
Iiisy:~w~!~ r~~~P:ir¥.As
QUJANr1rY oF ARMs 1N
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rR1r.n To sELL .. THEM
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To:7~EMMIN(;,
WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE LOOKED t>VERJMORINO-S ARMS AND ' KNOWS HIS HOME
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. I ADDRESS. TODAY HEMMING, . Ntfi[Nj;J.WITH A~91J}, FO~ OTFIER IN~ERPEN MEMBERS,
~ ·· 0 REC 21 ':J I~ l, ~J. d ;->'J
PLANNED.. TO {1EET M,.p RINO, GO TO HIS HOME -O"N,J~~~~~~TEXT 1
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. ' AND THEN ROB . HIM OF THE&A1~~1~· Lif!PRINO DID Nor~PA'PPoINTMENT. . I '

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AN ARMED ROBBERY ON MORINO-S HOUSE IS SCHEDLTLED FOR JUNE NINETEEN

SIXTYTHREE, BY HEMMING, FOUR INTERPEN MEMBERS AND LOCKLEY. ~ )~)
. /1)/11 4'3t1-$ " '
MM SIX THREE ~lHJE Ji)A$Jil. S IS TRYING TO ASCERTAIN MORINO-S RESIDENCE.

INFORMANT SAY LOCKLEY IS A MINUTEMAN IN ILLINOIS, AN.D IS A RADICAL WHO
THINKS THE POLICE AND U.S. ARMY ARE AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND

. HAVE SOLD Ot.rr",TO THE COMMUNIST. LOCKLEY SAYS HE WILL BRING ALOL\!G

I A MACHINE GUN AND IF THEY ENCO.UNTER POLICE HE WILL OPEN lJP.
U.S. CUSTOMS HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.
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INFORMANT THINKS HE WILL HAVE MORINO-S ADDRESS LATER TONIGHT.
LOCKLEY .STAYS IN A MOTEL IN MIAMI, IS VERY SEC tJRITY CONSCIOUS AND

TEL,LSf NOBODY HIS ADDRESS. ~ )~) .·
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MIAMI IS FOLLOWING MATTER AND WILL KEEP U.S. CUSTOMS AND BURE.AU

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ADV I.$ED •

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SPRINGFIELD SlJTEL As TO REGISTRATION OF FOR]) liTITI! ILLNIOIS liTITH

LICENSE, IF LOCKLEY IS KNOWN TO THAJ OFFICE AND CONTACT SOURC~S. °/Jc~

CLOSE LlAISION IS BEING MAINTAINED WITH INFORMANT AND CUSTOMS

SO IF CUSTOMS CANNOT RESOLVE THIS MATTER BEFORE THE ARMED ROBBERY,

INFO CONCERNING THE CONTEMPLATED ROBBERY CAN BE TURNED OVER TO
i LOCAL AUTHORITIES. ff(M., \
END AND ACK PLS

WA1-20 AM OK FBI WA JR

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JFK Assassination System Date: 5/27/201
Identification Fonn

Agency Infonnation
~eleased under the John
AGENCY: FBI
•. Kennedy
RECORD NUMBER: 124-10294-10357 ·
Assassination Records
:ollection Act of 1992
RECORD SERIES : HQ
(44 USC 2107 Note).
:ase#:NW 53074 Date:
AGENCY FILE NUMBER : . 2-1693-85
J5-25-2017
Document Infonnation
ORI GINA TOR: FBI
FROM: DIRECTOR, FBI
TO: SAC, MM

TITLE:

DATE: 06/20/1963
PAGES: 1

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, ADMIN
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 09/24/1998

OPENING CRITERIA: INDEFINITE

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•. In Reply, PIMzH Ref• r.o
Fik No.
2-312

Miami, Florida
June 21, 1963
;·.· . .

Re: Intercontinental Penetration Forces
(Interpen)
Neutrality Matter
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MM T-1, who has been involv~d'/:Gi c6'1;~ l'l • McA' l l'l.-:J
revolutionary activities for the past four .years,
and who has furnished reliable info~tion in the past,'
on June 18, 1963, advised that Mik~orino, ...szJ..Q~Ji'!~!!!'r.!¥~.~-"'''

cMiami,
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rida. Morino reportedly is a friend of.,l£'11!t. .
A~-~~ _,. <~~~$._~s, who in traduced him to members of the'-· ·- -/ ,/..
~P..!~-e-~tQ.r_M>~ i~,Yc:>J:µqJ.~!1~~-<>.-. it:l.~di~IJt~:l.," an -~_ti- __ r__ __::.___ _
CODBDUDist 'Cuban rev9lutiC?J:l_ary ~rgani~B:t:,:I.~· ,, /J.1>.r:..J:.'oo. -
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MM T-1 explained that Sturgis is an American /
soldier of fortune and mercenary, is involved in Cuban
revo_lutiOD8J:'Y ___~_c::-~!Y.~ties, and is considered untrustworthy.

The "Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil"
bought some weapons from Morino, then complained he charges
_ten times the value of these guns.{(JW.) .
. MM T-1 said that Gerald Patrick~emming,
head · :::'._'..:.::' ~--_t:/·f.
of the Illtercontj.n.ental Penatration...,For.ces (Interpeil), ;. -._ , · ::.
found out abmit Morino and-- that Morino maintains a , · .· ;1,._(~j
quantity of weapons at his residence. Hemming is considerin~~i~{~
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a plan to steal these guns from Morino, and at the
present time is working out the details. Hemming
made several calls to Morino's house, and was trying
to arrange an .appointment to meet Morino at the Trio
Diner, 3632 Southwest 8th Street, on June 19, -.it9J>9 3, at
9 :00 a.m. Hemming contac~~~J~e ·Garman, Stev~ilson,
Roy Hargraves, and Richarc;J.frWatley, members of hi$
organization, all of whom ag~EJ,.esi;.}o help him in his
plans to rob Morino of arms~AAf~ER 0
. '" £ ~~§£LQ!!Q..~~JZA,!!ON
MM Tml, on June 19th, 1963, advised that at ~
9:00 a . m. on ~hat date, Hemming and Watley met Morino
at the Trio Diner, and discussed the possibility of
Hemming's buying arms from Morino. Morino took Watley
out to his car and showed him some samples which Morino
had in the trunk of his automobile. Morino then took
Watley to a private residence at 2954 Southwest '16th,
Terrace, and showed him a 50 caliber machine gun whi6h
was for sale. Later, Hemming and several of his associates
met Morino at Morino's residence in Hialeah, Florida,
where they planned to .rob him ·of his arms. I'Immed.iately
thereafter, Morino's wife and children retutned home
. unexpectedly, so Hemmin~rpostponed the robbery of Morino
until a later time3: (;... ~M. \
Hemming arranged to meet Morino the -~!lowing
morning, June 20, 196,3 , at the Trio Diner. C«)it) . ,~
~ \

MM T~l explained that Hemming was planning to
met Morino the following morning at the Trio Diner, then
go to the residence at 2954 Southwest 16th Terrace with
Morino, and forcibly take the arms Morino had at that
residence. While Hemming' s men detained Morino, Hemming
would go to Marino's house and steal the remainder of the
arms at that location.~){11,t> ·

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MM T-1, on June 20, 1963, advised that
Roy Hargraves borrowed a station wagon, and Hemming
arranged for a Cuban national in Miami, name unknown,
to .stand by and be available to drive this car to
Mo.ri.no's house to take away the weapons to beftolen ;=la..
by Hemming. Hemming also arranged for ~nselm,_, . ]}~~'
. ~ J!='. to drive · Hemming around in Aliegro 's car.
M )Vtt)

For this armed robbery, Hemming planned to use
a Russian~made "Papacha" (phonetic) machine gun. (jK)~)
. /VI lfl-l'YJ '1 Fla_ I .

June 19, 1963, Hargraves :~steve Wilson,
On
Richard Watley and Joe Ga'rman met Morino at the Trio .
Diner at about 8: 15 p. mt Watley and Morino departed
from there in Morino's automobile and went to 2954
Southwest 16th _Terrac~, the residence of Carl~raga.
-HaFgraves' Vfison ana"' Garman followed a short distance
aW~y in a §tation wagon. They all arrived at Zarr~ga's
residence at about the same time. Hemming and Aliegro
arrived later, in Aliegro's car, and waited outside
until Garman, ~ from inside the house, gave th~ signal
that all was clear. ~
.
,,-------~<

Then, Hemming entered the house and found
that Watley, Wilson, Hargraves and Garman had drawn
their guns . on Morino, Zarraga, two other uni4entified
Cubans, and Zarraga 's wife ··-~md children. Zarraga 's ·
, first impression was that Hemming and his associates 'were
policemen. lV)
(M.) _ _
Thereafter, Hemming and Watley brought Zarraga
. and Morino into the garage and severely threatened them,
w1;lile the other members of Hemming's group raided the
house and took out uniforms, ammunition magazines, guns
of miscellaneous types, and one complete .SO caliber
t/
machine gun. ( )(/u..) ·
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Hemming got in a discussion with 'zarraga ands~ ~ ~
the two other Cubans, and Zarraga claimed he was selling~ r- t.C: n..z 1-- - ,.
the guns for Morino and. had nothing to do with Morino 1. ·cs- . ~ -
·p ersonalty. Hemming then had a change of heart, decided~ ;., {}ij ~
to give all the guns and equipment back to Zarraga, and E:i ri> ~11 · ~ ;I
then ordered his men to unload the station-wagon and ~.f \~ · ~:~ ~ ~
bring all the materiel back into the house. Hemming' s ~;,: '~· - t .· .
men then left with Morino, to go to Morino' s house and .L~ 8 ~ 0 0
steal the weapons there. D\f,ring this entire time, Morino
was under the guns of Hemming's men, who threatened to
shoot him if he tried to ~scape· or obtain help. Hemming
stayed at Zarraga's house for about another half hour,
talking about the general Cuban political situation . .
Then Hemming and Aliegro left and._drove to Morino' s
residence, noting that there was nobody there. Hemming
and Aliegro went back to Zarraga's house, and ascertained
that Hemming's men had not returned there. They then
went to Hargrave's house, and then to Hemming's residence,
following which they returned to Morino's place. When
they were still about four blocks from Morino'~ house,
they were stopped bX Uq.ited States Customs Agepts, searched,
1
and then released. (9( )(M.. \
Hemming and Ali~gro then returned to~ Zarraga's
I
house again, and found the house was being processed by
Miami police officers and United States Custom;s Agents.
Zarraga explained to Hemming th~t he had removed the .50
caliber machine gun's before the police had arrived, but
that the police had ' confiscated the small Russian machine
gun given to him by Hemming. Hemming then found out that
his men, along with Morino, had been arrested by United
States Customs agents. (¥}~) \ ·
Information, as it was received from MM T ... l,
was furnished to Mr. Wallace Shanley, Chief, Customs Port
Investigators, Miami, Florida.
' ' . /Y}l l'f-/l"J / ~~
. ~~~-

011 June 20, 1963, Mr. Shan:J;ey aavi~.ej that~ l / . ,, , .!
a~.!raves, 4170 So~west ~~~-e.e_tJ Josep~a~an, J~t/\iG"lit -: ,,.r,
~ ~~we~t 8~~$..t;l:'teet, Jus_t~ntWilson and James1fLewis,
no l<nown address, \ ~~ "'-.~ \ fh .
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~eleased under the John
AGENCY: FBI Ii'.Kennedy
RECORD NUMBER: 124-10294-10365 ~ssassination Records
~ollection Act of 1992
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~ase#:NW 53074 Date:
AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 2-1693-93, 94 IJ5-25-2017

Document Information
ORI GINA TOR : FBI
FROM : DIRECTOR, FBI
TO : SAC, MM

TITLE :

DATE : 07 /2311963
PAGES : 7

SUBJECTS :
INTERPEN, ZARRAGA, CARLOS, ACA, ARMS, AMMUNITION, ·
NCK
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS : Redact
DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 09/24/1 998

OPENING CRITERIA : INDEFINITE

COMMENTS : INC NEWS ARTIC, SIS, NEWS RELEASE, A/T

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

•. In Reply, PIMzH Ref• r.o
Fik No.
2-312

Miami, Florida
June 21, 1963
;·.· . .

Re: Intercontinental Penetration Forces
(Interpen)
Neutrality Matter
:'! 1

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MM T-1, who has been involv~d'/:Gi c6'1;~ l'l • McA' l l'l.-:J
revolutionary activities for the past four .years,
and who has furnished reliable info~tion in the past,'
on June 18, 1963, advised that Mik~orino, ...szJ..Q~Ji'!~!!!'r.!¥~.~-"'''

cMiami,
.!f~. i!eni-
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i~2~~~fa·?·a::e:~•C:,!e.:!1·!:"....-.. ~Ic11n
rida. Morino reportedly is a friend of.,l£'11!t. .
A~-~~ _,. <~~~$._~s, who in traduced him to members of the'-· ·- -/ ,/..
~P..!~-e-~tQ.r_M>~ i~,Yc:>J:µqJ.~!1~~-<>.-. it:l.~di~IJt~:l.," an -~_ti- __ r__ __::.___ _
CODBDUDist 'Cuban rev9lutiC?J:l_ary ~rgani~B:t:,:I.~· ,, /J.1>.r:..J:.'oo. -
1
._. __ · ~,- - - ·-..·e ···. -m· :.
MM T-1 explained that Sturgis is an American /
soldier of fortune and mercenary, is involved in Cuban
revo_lutiOD8J:'Y ___~_c::-~!Y.~ties, and is considered untrustworthy.

The "Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil"
bought some weapons from Morino, then complained he charges
_ten times the value of these guns.{(JW.) .
. MM T-1 said that Gerald Patrick~emming,
head · :::'._'..:.::' ~--_t:/·f.
of the Illtercontj.n.ental Penatration...,For.ces (Interpeil), ;. -._ , · ::.
found out abmit Morino and-- that Morino maintains a , · .· ;1,._(~j
quantity of weapons at his residence. Hemming is considerin~~i~{~
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a plan to steal these guns from Morino, and at the
present time is working out the details. Hemming
made several calls to Morino's house, and was trying
to arrange an .appointment to meet Morino at the Trio
Diner, 3632 Southwest 8th Street, on June 19, -.it9J>9 3, at
9 :00 a.m. Hemming contac~~~J~e ·Garman, Stev~ilson,
Roy Hargraves, and Richarc;J.frWatley, members of hi$
organization, all of whom ag~EJ,.esi;.}o help him in his
plans to rob Morino of arms~AAf~ER 0
. '" £ ~~§£LQ!!Q..~~JZA,!!ON
MM Tml, on June 19th, 1963, advised that at ~
9:00 a . m. on ~hat date, Hemming and Watley met Morino
at the Trio Diner, and discussed the possibility of
Hemming's buying arms from Morino. Morino took Watley
out to his car and showed him some samples which Morino
had in the trunk of his automobile. Morino then took
Watley to a private residence at 2954 Southwest '16th,
Terrace, and showed him a 50 caliber machine gun whi6h
was for sale. Later, Hemming and several of his associates
met Morino at Morino's residence in Hialeah, Florida,
where they planned to .rob him ·of his arms. I'Immed.iately
thereafter, Morino's wife and children retutned home
. unexpectedly, so Hemmin~rpostponed the robbery of Morino
until a later time3: (;... ~M. \
Hemming arranged to meet Morino the -~!lowing
morning, June 20, 196,3 , at the Trio Diner. C«)it) . ,~
~ \

MM T~l explained that Hemming was planning to
met Morino the following morning at the Trio Diner, then
go to the residence at 2954 Southwest 16th Terrace with
Morino, and forcibly take the arms Morino had at that
residence. While Hemming' s men detained Morino, Hemming
would go to Marino's house and steal the remainder of the
arms at that location.~){11,t> ·

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MM T-1, on June 20, 1963, advised that
Roy Hargraves borrowed a station wagon, and Hemming
arranged for a Cuban national in Miami, name unknown,
to .stand by and be available to drive this car to
Mo.ri.no's house to take away the weapons to beftolen ;=la..
by Hemming. Hemming also arranged for ~nselm,_, . ]}~~'
. ~ J!='. to drive · Hemming around in Aliegro 's car.
M )Vtt)

For this armed robbery, Hemming planned to use
a Russian~made "Papacha" (phonetic) machine gun. (jK)~)
. /VI lfl-l'YJ '1 Fla_ I .

June 19, 1963, Hargraves :~steve Wilson,
On
Richard Watley and Joe Ga'rman met Morino at the Trio .
Diner at about 8: 15 p. mt Watley and Morino departed
from there in Morino's automobile and went to 2954
Southwest 16th _Terrac~, the residence of Carl~raga.
-HaFgraves' Vfison ana"' Garman followed a short distance
aW~y in a §tation wagon. They all arrived at Zarr~ga's
residence at about the same time. Hemming and Aliegro
arrived later, in Aliegro's car, and waited outside
until Garman, ~ from inside the house, gave th~ signal
that all was clear. ~
.
,,-------~<

Then, Hemming entered the house and found
that Watley, Wilson, Hargraves and Garman had drawn
their guns . on Morino, Zarraga, two other uni4entified
Cubans, and Zarraga 's wife ··-~md children. Zarraga 's ·
, first impression was that Hemming and his associates 'were
policemen. lV)
(M.) _ _
Thereafter, Hemming and Watley brought Zarraga
. and Morino into the garage and severely threatened them,
w1;lile the other members of Hemming's group raided the
house and took out uniforms, ammunition magazines, guns
of miscellaneous types, and one complete .SO caliber
t/
machine gun. ( )(/u..) ·
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'~
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Hemming got in a discussion with 'zarraga ands~ ~ ~
the two other Cubans, and Zarraga claimed he was selling~ r- t.C: n..z 1-- - ,.
the guns for Morino and. had nothing to do with Morino 1. ·cs- . ~ -
·p ersonalty. Hemming then had a change of heart, decided~ ;., {}ij ~
to give all the guns and equipment back to Zarraga, and E:i ri> ~11 · ~ ;I
then ordered his men to unload the station-wagon and ~.f \~ · ~:~ ~ ~
bring all the materiel back into the house. Hemming' s ~;,: '~· - t .· .
men then left with Morino, to go to Morino' s house and .L~ 8 ~ 0 0
steal the weapons there. D\f,ring this entire time, Morino
was under the guns of Hemming's men, who threatened to
shoot him if he tried to ~scape· or obtain help. Hemming
stayed at Zarraga's house for about another half hour,
talking about the general Cuban political situation . .
Then Hemming and Aliegro left and._drove to Morino' s
residence, noting that there was nobody there. Hemming
and Aliegro went back to Zarraga's house, and ascertained
that Hemming's men had not returned there. They then
went to Hargrave's house, and then to Hemming's residence,
following which they returned to Morino's place. When
they were still about four blocks from Morino'~ house,
they were stopped bX Uq.ited States Customs Agepts, searched,
1
and then released. (9( )(M.. \
Hemming and Ali~gro then returned to~ Zarraga's
I
house again, and found the house was being processed by
Miami police officers and United States Custom;s Agents.
Zarraga explained to Hemming th~t he had removed the .50
caliber machine gun's before the police had arrived, but
that the police had ' confiscated the small Russian machine
gun given to him by Hemming. Hemming then found out that
his men, along with Morino, had been arrested by United
States Customs agents. (¥}~) \ ·
Information, as it was received from MM T ... l,
was furnished to Mr. Wallace Shanley, Chief, Customs Port
Investigators, Miami, Florida.
' ' . /Y}l l'f-/l"J / ~~
. ~~~-

011 June 20, 1963, Mr. Shan:J;ey aavi~.ej that~ l / . ,, , .!
a~.!raves, 4170 So~west ~~~-e.e_tJ Josep~a~an, J~t/\iG"lit -: ,,.r,
~ ~~we~t 8~~$..t;l:'teet, Jus_t~ntWilson and James1fLewis,
no l<nown address, \ ~~ "'-.~ \ fh .
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Identification Form

Agency Information

AGENCY: FBI Released under the John
RECORD NUMBER: 124-10294-10364 l<'. Kennedy
~ssassination Records
RECORD SERIES : HQ ~ollection Act of 1992
(44 USC 2107 Note).
AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 2-1693-92 ~ase#:NW 53074 Date:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~12w~s_-~2~s--2~0~17.;.... ____________.
Document Information
ORI GINA TOR: FBI
FROM: . SAC, MM
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE:

DATE: 06/21/1963
PAGES: 7

SUBJECTS:
INTERPEN, FS, MORINO, MIKE, ARMS, GPH, ASSOC, CRIM
ACT, ARREST
DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
CLASSIFICATION : Unclassified
RESTRICTIONS : 4
CURRENT STATUS: Redact
DA TE OF LAST REVIEW: 09/24/1998

OPENING CRITERIA: INDEFINITE

COMMENTS: INCLHM

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Copies of attached letterhead memorandum are
being dissemin'ated locally to U.S. Border Patrol, U.S.
Customs, INS, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit, U.S. Coast
Guard, G-2, OSI, ON!, State Department and CIA.

c J JUL ~~'1963)
i, Approved: _·- - - - - - ' - - - - - - -
\ Special Agent in Charge
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

•. In Reply, PIMzH Ref• r.o
Fik No.
2-312

Miami, Florida
June 21, 1963
;·.· . .

Re: Intercontinental Penetration Forces
(Interpen)
Neutrality Matter
:'! 1

. - ' L)~ -
MM T-1, who has been involv~d'/:Gi c6'1;~ l'l • McA' l l'l.-:J
revolutionary activities for the past four .years,
and who has furnished reliable info~tion in the past,'
on June 18, 1963, advised that Mik~orino, ...szJ..Q~Ji'!~!!!'r.!¥~.~-"'''

cMiami,
.!f~. i!eni-
·
~. ~~:· ·:. - ; !-r~!:r~ 2
i~2~~~fa·?·a::e:~•C:,!e.:!1·!:"....-.. ~Ic11n
rida. Morino reportedly is a friend of.,l£'11!t. .
A~-~~ _,. <~~~$._~s, who in traduced him to members of the'-· ·- -/ ,/..
~P..!~-e-~tQ.r_M>~ i~,Yc:>J:µqJ.~!1~~-<>.-. it:l.~di~IJt~:l.," an -~_ti- __ r__ __::.___ _
CODBDUDist 'Cuban rev9lutiC?J:l_ary ~rgani~B:t:,:I.~· ,, /J.1>.r:..J:.'oo. -
1
._. __ · ~,- - - ·-..·e ···. -m· :.
MM T-1 explained that Sturgis is an American /
soldier of fortune and mercenary, is involved in Cuban
revo_lutiOD8J:'Y ___~_c::-~!Y.~ties, and is considered untrustworthy.

The "Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil"
bought some weapons from Morino, then complained he charges
_ten times the value of these guns.{(JW.) .
. MM T-1 said that Gerald Patrick~emming,
head · :::'._'..:.::' ~--_t:/·f.
of the Illtercontj.n.ental Penatration...,For.ces (Interpeil), ;. -._ , · ::.
found out abmit Morino and-- that Morino maintains a , · .· ;1,._(~j
quantity of weapons at his residence. Hemming is considerin~~i~{~
· · ·. ·:__,<2~~';t1s1

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a plan to steal these guns from Morino, and at the
present time is working out the details. Hemming
made several calls to Morino's house, and was trying
to arrange an .appointment to meet Morino at the Trio
Diner, 3632 Southwest 8th Street, on June 19, -.it9J>9 3, at
9 :00 a.m. Hemming contac~~~J~e ·Garman, Stev~ilson,
Roy Hargraves, and Richarc;J.frWatley, members of hi$
organization, all of whom ag~EJ,.esi;.}o help him in his
plans to rob Morino of arms~AAf~ER 0
. '" £ ~~§£LQ!!Q..~~JZA,!!ON
MM Tml, on June 19th, 1963, advised that at ~
9:00 a . m. on ~hat date, Hemming and Watley met Morino
at the Trio Diner, and discussed the possibility of
Hemming's buying arms from Morino. Morino took Watley
out to his car and showed him some samples which Morino
had in the trunk of his automobile. Morino then took
Watley to a private residence at 2954 Southwest '16th,
Terrace, and showed him a 50 caliber machine gun whi6h
was for sale. Later, Hemming and several of his associates
met Morino at Morino's residence in Hialeah, Florida,
where they planned to .rob him ·of his arms. I'Immed.iately
thereafter, Morino's wife and children retutned home
. unexpectedly, so Hemmin~rpostponed the robbery of Morino
until a later time3: (;... ~M. \
Hemming arranged to meet Morino the -~!lowing
morning, June 20, 196,3 , at the Trio Diner. C«)it) . ,~
~ \

MM T~l explained that Hemming was planning to
met Morino the following morning at the Trio Diner, then
go to the residence at 2954 Southwest 16th Terrace with
Morino, and forcibly take the arms Morino had at that
residence. While Hemming' s men detained Morino, Hemming
would go to Marino's house and steal the remainder of the
arms at that location.~){11,t> ·

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