‘Tail of the Coin’

A Condensed Background Timeline

By Thomas O’Hare

 

Like wind sweeping across the continents;
We may feel it's presence and observe it's effects,
yet we fail to see what's right in front of our face…


Background

The Origin...

The origin of this story occurs during the worst conflict of the twentieth century – World War II. That event created carnage which will never be totally erased from this earth. Over seventy years later, walking the streets of Europe can reveal unmistakable scars of war. Over sixty million lives were extinguished from the face of this earth during a course of less then ten years. The majority of those who survived the war formed an unbreakable bond forged by wholesale slaughter and the ability to somehow survive. The sight of mass slaughter, loss of those held dear, the absence of sanity, were elements only they could understand. Derived from this experience, a key group of survivors swore this madness would never happen again – and yet it did. Witnessing the same types of darkness reemerging only a few years later, those with common ties sought each other out. They began a campaign to right the wrongs they fought against, and in doing so, created events none of them could foresee. This period of time is also the genesis of both the ‘Shadow Operators’ and the ‘Dark Operators’. Associations forged from the baptism of fire and bonded by the horrors of war. They formed factions that would dedicate their futures to the ones who paid the ultimate price. Those survivors shared bonds forged from the strongest mettle that would never break. This is the saga that continues to be shrouded in absolute secrecy and mystery to this day. It's also the search for a father that began almost fifty years ago, shortly after he had to go away…

The Solution...

During WWII it became crystal clear to senior US personnel there was a need for some type of ‘Special Operations group. An autonomous outfit that was unto itself to tackle the problems that were not a good fit for other established organizations. It would require a special intelligence branch, organizational skills and support for resistance movements, plus small teams of personnel for dedicated tasks such as assassination and sabotage. Under direction of President Roosevelt theOffice of Strategic Services (OSS) was formed in 1942. Sadly, as the war ended there appeared to be little want or need for such an organization and the OSS was disbanded in 1945. Two years after OSS was dissolved, it again became abundantly clear a great void was formulating for the gathering and processing of foreign intelligence. To fill this void the ‘Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was created. It's main task is to be a central gathering and processing agency of foreign intelligence. It’s secondary task was to take over ‘Dirty Operations’ that were once carried out by OSS – This was titled ‘Special Activities Division’ (SAD).

The Hidden Solution...

What has not been openly discussed is an unknown companion group called ‘Black Operators’ which is as sinister as the name implies. ‘Black Operators’ are assets that technically do not exist. They are never talked about except by the select few ‘Shadow Operators’ they directly coordinate with. Even then, any conversation is in faded whispers as those conversations were always ‘lost to the wind’. Missions they undertake never reach paper and are only hushed tones between a select few ‘Shadow Operators’. The communication between the two groups are conducted exclusively in person or by top-secret encrypted systems whose code names themselves are top-secret. There is never a traceable phone conversation or written note between them – they leave no trail to follow. The higher-echelon at CIA do not want to know of the Black Operators existence or the Shadow Operators involvement with such assets. These are resources hand picked and developed by the best of the best in the business. Even more interesting is Shadow Operators who work directly with Black Operators are purposely kept out of the spotlight and whose names are rarely mentioned in any CIA dispatches or memorandums. The agency went to such great lengths in protecting even Shadow Operators, that their names and operations rarely reached paper even when involved in more standard activities. The link between Shadow Operators and Black Operators is a closely held secret, protected at all costs. Even if only Shadow Operators were discovered to be involved in Black Operations, the damage could be linked to CIA and the results would be devastating. If association between CIA to Shadow Operators was followed and pointed to Black Operator counterparts, the creation of US Senate investigative subcommittees would be initiated – and were. In early 1975 the trail to at least one infamous Black Operator – My Father – was almost discovered. This contributed to the formation of not one, but three separate subcommittees within three months; The Rockefeller Committee, The Pike Committee and the Church Committee. Which explains why around this same time numerous people died – either physically or by faking their own death. Those extracted quietly relocated outside the USA never to be heard from again (See Table ‘C.’ below ). The mantra is always ‘the dead can't talk...’ – especially to Senate Subcommittees.

The Result...

The groups known as Black Operators or Shadow Operators is the focus of this writing. The group my father was a member of for most of his adult life was as a Black Operator and is the reason I write these stories. His group left no trails to follow or documentation to find. This is exactly why Black Operators were engaged; because they don’t exist!!!

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Contents:

Table A. – Timeline

Table B. – Links to Documents of Interest

Table C. – List of Who Died Just Before Testifying

Table D. – The CIA ‘Old Boy Network’

Table E. – CIA Assets

Table F. – CIA Contracted Assets

Table G. – Other CIA Assets Not Clearly Defined

Table H. – Other CIA Associations Not Clearly Defined

Table I. – Notes

Table A. – Time Line of Important Relevant Events.

1941-12-07: The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. WWII begins for the United States. The political, geographical and human condition of the world changes forever. By the end of the war over 70 million people are dead because of this conflict.

1942-06-13: Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed. The forerunner of today's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

1945-09-20: Office of Strategic Services (OSS) dissolved. This left a big gap for foreign Intelligence gathering and ‘special activities’ (BlackOps).

1947-09-18: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) formed. Designated to gather foreign intelligence and to perform ‘special activities’ when needed. The CIA is chartered to work only outside of the USA.

In 1950, Grayston Lynch joins US Army Special Forces and serves in Laos and Vietnam.

In 1951, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tasked Lucien Conein to establish a base in Nuremberg, Germany, assisted by Ted Shackley (these two men would become major players in CIA for years to come).

In 1951, David Sanchez Morales joined the CIA using his U.S. Army career as a cover. David was a top CIA asset who took an active part in many infamous CIA missions during his career. He served at the JM/WAVE station in Miami, FL, and many other hot-spots around the world.

In 1954, Lucien Conein is sent to work against the government of Ho Chi Minh in North Vietnam. He was responsible for arming and training local tribesmen called ‘Montagnards’. He worked directly under CIA station chief William Colby (who would later become Director of CIA).

1956-12-02: Fidel Castro and eighty-one Revolutionaries, including Che Guevara, land in Cuba.

1957-01-14: Fidel Castro and his group capture La Plata and execute Chicho Osorio.

1957-06-15: John Adrian O'Hare relocates from Brooklyn, New York to Central Florida.

1958-12-31: President Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba with over 300 Million USD.

1960-6-15: Grayston Lynch is honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Special Forces and joins CIA Special Activities Division (SAD).

1961-01-15: JM/WAVE starts as a Top Secret CIA station near Miami, FL. Future CIA Bay of Pigs Officers Grayston Lynch and Rip Robertson are based there. JM/WAVE plays a role in most CIA activities in Latin America until 1968. Ted Shackley is head of CIA operations at JM/WAVE.

1961-01-20: John F. Kennedy (JFK) elected 35th President of the United States (POTUS).

1961-03-01: 11th Special Forces Group (SFG) activated. Designated a Reserve Unit in combination with 10th Special Forces Active Duty. The 3rd Batallion is headquartered in Miami, FL. Company A, 3rd Battalion is stationed in Tampa, FL (John Adrian O'Hare is soon attached to the Tampa, FL unit). 10th SFG engaged in operations in the African Congo during the Congo Crisis that lasted from 1960 to 1965.

1961-04-17: The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by a CIA sponsored Paramilitary group led by CIA Officers Grayston Lynch and Rip Robertson fails. The force made up of around 1,500 Cuban expatriots. 106 of them are killed during the invasion. 1,202 Cuban expatriots are captured – some later dying in different circumstances after their capture.

1962-10-14: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins and holds America hostage for two weeks. A U-2 Spyplane pilot Maj. Rudy Anderson is killed when shot down over Cuba – the only American killed during the crisis.

1963-10-22: John Adrian O'Hare voluntarily leaves his civilian job in Orlando, FL. Little is documented past this point. He becomes a man of mystery from then on.

1963-11-22: President John F. Kennedy (JFK) is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

1964-03-12: Che Guevara arrives in the Congo, Africa, to spread Cuban style Communism.

1964-06-15: John Adrian O'Hare starts construction of a ‘Vietnam Village’ (complete with an underground tunnel system) on 24,000 acres of land leased from local residents near Oviedo, Florida. Construction is accomplished with the help of a US Marine Corp unit based in Orlando, FL, providing men and equipment. US Army Special Forces and CIA operatives train here for several years in this ‘off-the-grid’ location.

1964-11-22: Rip Robertson arrives in the Congo with his support group of Cuban Exiles to backup Col. Mike Hoare in his anti-rebel campaign.

1964-12-10: Col. Mike Hoare is first mentioned in President's Daily Briefings (PDB) operating in the Congo as part of the CIA sponsored fight against the Congolese Rebels.

1965-01-15: Jim Hawes arrives in the Congo to start a Congolese ‘Navy’ to support Col. Mike Hoare’s campaign against rebels and Che Guevara’s Communist insurgency.

1965-02-02: Che Guevara leaves the African continent and is spotted in Communist China, as mentioned in the PDB.

1965-10-03: Communist Party is formally established in Cuba (previously the ‘26 July Movement’).

1965-11-15: John Adrian O'Hare is interviewed for LIFE Magazine August 5, 1966 (Page 50) edition about the ‘Vietnam Village’ he built for training US Special Forces. Advertised as Vietnam training area and now believed to be for special CIA activities in the Congo and other global ‘hot spots’. Special training exercises were blended in with normal field exercises as a cover.

1966-06-30: Richard Helms assumes role as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI).

1969-01-20: Richard Nixon elected 37th President of the United States (POTUS).

1972-02-15: Ted Shackley becomes CIA Chief of Western Hemisphere Division. One top goal he had was for the overthrow of the Chilean Dictator Salvador Allende.

1972-06-17: Watergate Break-in occurs at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) Headquarters which eventually leads to President Nixon's resignation.

1972-11-20: Richard Helms is fired by President Richard Nixon for refusing to stall the Watergate investigation.

1973-02-02: James Schlesinger assumes role as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI).

1973-05-07: James Schlesinger signs the directive ordering senior CIA officials to compile a report of all current and past operations that may have fallen outside the CIA's charter.

1973-09-04: William Colby assumes role as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI).

1973-09-11: Chilean coup d'etat occurred supported by CIA Special Activities Division (SAD) and other CIA assets. John Adrian O'Hare is believed by many ‘in the know’ to have played a significant role in the operation on behalf of CIA.

1973-12-15: Bureau of Narcotics Covert Intelligence Network (BUNCIN) created under the auspices of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD later renamed DEA). Lucien Conein becomes head of the agency and recruits Bob Medell in early 1973 and Grayston Lynch in early 1974 from CIA. After Watergate, the CIAdirty-tricks’ and assassination operations were moved from CIA to BUNCIN as CIA was under tremendous scrutinization because of the fallout from Watergate.

1974-01-15: John Adrian O'Hare is tasked with setting up a money laundering operation for monies made from illegal CIA domestic activities. Several Day Care centers were opened under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for this reason.

1974-08-09: Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States of America.

1974-12-22: Seymour Hersh article appears in the New York Times exposing existence of CIA improprieties under the Nixon Administration. This marks the beginning of the end of CIA Special Operations Groups (SAC).

1974-12-31: William Colby briefs the Justice Department (DOJ) on the existence of Schlesinger'sFamily Jewels’ memos.

1975-01-04: President Gerald Ford created what was later named the Rockefeller Committee to investigate if CIA activities exceed the agencies statutory authority (Seymour Hersh NY Times article).

1975-01-27: Church Committee is formed in the wake of the Watergate scandal. The US Senate votes to establish the eleven member committee to look into abuses by the CIA, FBI and NSA.

1975-02-19: Pike Committee formed by the US House of Representatives votes to create a select committee to run it's own parallel investigation of abuses by the intelligence community.

1975-03-23: John Adrian O’Hare is pronounced dead at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Autopsy photos are botched and body details do not coincide with known facts.

1975-05-09: Church Committee calls CIA director William Colby to testify about illegal CIA activities.

1976-01-30: George H. W. Bush assumes role as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI).

1976-05-15: Ted Shackley made Deputy Director of Covert Operations under CIA director George H.W. Bush.

1978-05-08: David Sanchez Morales died of a supposed heart-attack. His wife requested that no autopsy be perfomed. Her wishes were respected and his body was left pristine. David was on a first name basis with top CIA operatives and upper-echelon. He had served alongside many of them, especially at JM/WAVE in Miami, FL during the late 1950's and 1960's.

2007-06-27: Family Jewels is finally published and contains most of the documents in the original draft. Even after 30 years most of the documents are heavily redacted.

Table B. – Links to Documents of Interest.

1.b. Penn Jones; A very accurate piece by someone using a pseudonym (very possibly a retired FBI Special Agent). The details are not 100% but closer than any other documentation. On the right side, click on Page 2.

2.b. 'CIA Agent' Alive And Well In Costa Rica; An article in a Florida newspaper in 1976 about John Adrian O’Hare .

3.b. Interim Report from Investigator Kennard Smith; This is part of an investigation on ‘Alleged CIA Domestic Improprieties’. This also includes a copy of John Adrian O’Hare's death certificate.

4.b. CIA Family Jewels; Approximately thirty-four years later, most of the heavily redacted ‘Family Jewels papers were finally released to the public.

5.b. Presidential Daily Briefings; The collection of Presidential Daily Briefings (PDB) for JFK and LBJ released in a very heavily redacted form.

6.b. CIA Domestic Impropriaties NYT; The 1974 New York Times article by Seymour Hersh that exposed CIA improprietaries.

7.b. Jim Hawes; Excerpt from U.S. Navy UDT/SEAL Jim Hawes book on his Congo 'Navy' in support of Col. Mike Hoare . Hawes team were the ones who identified Che Guevara and confirmed he was in the Congo.

8.b. Renee Gough; U.S. Navy UDT/SEAL who died during the mission in the Congo in 1964. In 2016 he was finally given the CIA highest award along with a star on the famed wall commemorating all those killed in the line of service with CIA.



Table C. – List of Who Died Just Before Testifying.

In January 1976: House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was formed to investigate JFK & MLK assassinations. Many witnesses conveniently die before they could be questioned, including 6 top FBI officials in a six month period in 1977. Committee issues 1979 report concluding that JFK was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.

BUNCIN was activated in 12/1972. The official purpose was to gather long-range strategic intelligence, covertly, and carry out assassination sponsored by CIA under BNDD (later renamed DEA). Many BUNCIN operators were Cuban anti-Castro assets. Question is; if this list is near accurate how many could have been carried out by BUNCIN operators (notice a number were Mob, Castro affiliated, CIA, etc., whom BUNCIN was heavily involved with).

1.c. August 7, 1976; John Roselli, 71, mobster who testified to HSCA and was to do so again, but found dismembered inside metal drum in Biscayne Bay, Florida.

2.c. In January 1977; William D. Pawley, the former US Ambassador to Brazil who was connected to Anti-Castro Cubans and mafia figures died by shotgun blast before his testimony before the HSCA.

3.c. March 29, 1977; George DeMohrenschildt, 66, a CIA contract agent who was also a close friend to Lee Harvey Oswald, died of gunshot wound before scheduled HSCA testimony. In tape recording of his death, the burglar alarm is audible before the gunshot, indicating an intruder entered the home immediately before the shooting.

4.c. March 1977; Carlos Prio Soccaras, former Cuban President, money man for anti-Castro Cubans died of gunshot wound before scheduled HSCA testimony.

5.c. March 29, 1977; Charles Nicoletti, 61, mobster connected with CIA assassination plots, died of gunshot wound before scheduled HSCA testimony.

6.c. May 1977; Lou Staples, Dallas radio Talk Show host who told friends he would break assassination case, died of a gunshot wound to head.

7.c. June 1977; Louis Nichols, former No. 3 man in FBI, worked on JFK assassination investigation, special assistant to J. Edgar Hoover and Hoover's liaison with the Warren Commission, died of a heart attack before scheduled HSCA testimony.

8.c. August 1977; Alan H. Belmont, FBI special assistant to Hoover who testified to the Warren Commission died after a long illness. Given that Nichols and Belmont worked directly for Hoover, they both most likely knew that Hoover had hard evidence that the CIA had set up Lee Harvey Oswald as a patsy. Which was why Hoover briefed Lyndon Johnson that he suspected the CIA was involved.

9.c. August 1977; James Cadigan was an FBI document expert with access to documents that related to the death of John F. Kennedy. He testified to the Warren Commission, but died due to a fall at his home before scheduled HSCA testimony.

10.c. August 1977; Joseph C. Ayres, chief steward on JFK's Air Force One, died in shooting accident.

11.c. October 1977; Donald Kaylor who was the FBI fingerprint expert who examined prints found at the assassination scene, died of heart attack before scheduled HSCA testimony.

12.c. October 1977; J.M. English who was the former head of FBI Forensic Sciences Laboratory where Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle & pistol were tested, died of heart attack before his scheduled HSCA testimony.

13.c. November 9, 1977; William C. Sullivan, 65, was the former number three boss at FBI, who headed Division 5 – the counter-espionage and domestic intelligence section. He was shot in an alleged hunting accident shortly after his preliminary meeting with HSCA.

14.c. May 8, 1978; David Sanchez Morales, 52, died of a supposed heart-attack just weeks before he was due to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA). No autopsie was performed as per his wife's wishes.

15.c. November 18, 1978; Manuel Artime Buesa abruptly died of cancer in Miami before he was due to appear before the HSCA.

16.c. September 26, 1978; John Paisley, the former CIA's Assistant Deputy Director of Office of Strategic Research, is found dead in Maryland's Patuxent River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. His body was attached to diving weights and he was shot in head. Police investigators described it as ‘an execution-type murder.’



Table D. – The CIA ‘Old Boy’ Network.

List of suspected ‘back channel’ personnel. All were WWII veterans. Most also served in Laos and Vietnam around the same time. This is the probable link from upper echelon to lower echelon CIA employees and operatives. These men are all heroes and were on a first name basis with each other. I dare say none of the conversations were ever recorded and most meetings took place in a clandestine environment.

The flow was most likely from higher, to mid-level, to ‘in the field’ assets. The real connections were most likely cemented by the late1950's. By around 1960 the back channels were fully open and unofficial operations were underway. This is in effect the ‘Upper Echelon’ to ‘Shadow Operator’ to ‘Dark Operator’ connection in which all that was communicated never made it into the infamous ‘Family Jewels’.



Table E. – CIA Assets:

1.e. William Egan Colby; Served in the U. S. Army during WWII with OSS in Europe. He was a high ranking CIA Officer serving in Laos and Vietnam. Later promoted through the ranks to Director of CIA (DCI).

2.e. Theodore George ‘Ted’ Shackley; Known as ‘The Blonde Ghost’, was one of the most highly decorated CIA officers. In charge of JM/WAVE in Miami from 1961 to 1966. Appointed Chief of Station in Laos from 1966 to 1968 and then Saigon Station Chief from 1968 to 1972. From 1972 to 1976 Shackley ran the CIA's ‘Western Hemisphere Division’. Shackley took over the division with one main mission in mind; ‘regime change’ in Chile. That project was code named FUBELT. Appointed Associate Deputy Director for Operations, in charge of CIA covert operations in 1976.

3.e. Lucien Emile Conein; A U.S. Army officer during WWII and served in the OSS. He was also a CIA Officer who served in Laos and Vietnam. He would eventually be head of BUNCIN, CIA's way of transferring dirty operations and assassinations from CIA to BNDD (later renamed DEA).

4.e. Grayston ‘Gray’ Lynch; Served in the U. S. Army during WWII (D-Day, Battle of the Bulge) and Korea (Heartbreak Ridge). Was in Laos and Vietnam in a U.S. Army Special Forces capacity. Joined U.S. Army Special Forces in 1950 until 1960 when he joined CIA. Initially assigned to JM/WAVE in Miami as a Paramilitary Trainer. One of two CIA Contractors (along with Rip Robertson ) at the Bay of Pigs, Cuba, and who led the invasion while commanding the support ship the ‘Blagar’. Given CIA's highest award for his role in the Bay of Pigs invasion. Responsible for over 1,000 infiltration missions into Cuba and Latin America by CIA assets. Personally made 113 infiltration's into Cuba during the 1960's. Grayston operated mainly out of Key West and Tampa, FL. Later recruited by Lucien Conien to join BUNCIN by early 1973.

5.e. William ‘Rip’ Robertson; A U.S. Marine Captain who served in the Pacific theater during WWII. Rip joined CIA in 1947 as a Paramilitary Operations Officer in their famed Special Activities Division (SAD). By 1961 he was assigned to JM/WAVE in Miami. Rip commanded the ‘Barbara J’ support vessel at the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961. He was one of only two U.S. personnel (CIA) (along with Grayston Lynch ) to be directly involved in the invasion. During the mid 1960's he led a band of Cuban Exiles that supported Col. Mike Hoare's operations in the Congo against Che Guevara. Che had Cuban soldiers, Simba Rebels and Soviet Forces (‘Advisors’) at his disposal. The Congo Operation took place with the full support and backing of the CIA. This was later confirmed in the Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB). Rip served in Laos in the late 1960's and left there in 1970 and returned to the U.S.A. under an emergency leave due to Malaria. He died from the effects of malaria shortly after his arrival in Dallas, TX.



Table F. – CIA Contracted Assets:

1.f. John ‘Jack’ Adrian O'Hare;The Invisible Man’ who supplied training, materials and intelligence to CIA assets. He was also highly involved in ‘Super Secret’ operations such as the Chilean Overthrow, domestic clandestine intelligence and counterintelligence operations. He worked directly with Grayston Lynch , Rip Robertson among others, in a super secret role as the invisible link between CIA Shadow Operators and other Dark Operators. Basically, he as the direct go between with CIAOld Boy Network’ and Contracted CIA assets.

2.f. Col. Thomas Michael Mad Mike’ Hoare; Mike had a checkered role as a Mercenary and commanded both 4 and 5 Commando (later 10 Commando). His most famous mission, fully backed by CIA and mentioned in the PDB, was the Congo Affair. The Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) was only read by President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) and mentions Mike’s activities in the Congo and his successful suppression of Communist threats. Mike's Mercenary unit was equipped and directly supported with CIA supplied materials, water borne support and land based support units (such as Rip Robertson and his band of Cuban Exiles). The Congo Operation was a direct response to Che Guevara's attempts to spread Communism to Africa, especially the Congo area. Mike resided full time in the African continent during these operations, and called Africa his home.





Table G. – Other CIA Assets Not Clearly Defined:

1.g. Mitchell ‘Mitch’ WerBell III; Served in the OSS in China during WWII. He was also a Mercenary and ‘International Arms Dealer’. It has been reported he supplied special weapons and silencers to the CIA.

2.g. Gerald Patrick Gerry’ Hemming; A former U.S. Marine who was in Cuba pre-Castro to give assistance. Formed ‘InterPen’ (Intercontinental Penetration Force) and trained Cuban exiles on ‘No Name Key’ in the Florida Keys. Later he was the Technical Adviser for the Oliver Stone movie ‘J.F.K..



Table H. – Other CIA Associations Not Clearly Defined

1.h. Bureau of Narcotics Covert Intelligence Network (BUNCIN) was created under the auspices of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD). BNDD was later renamed the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

2.h. BUNCIN was activated in December of 1972, just 6 months after the Watergate break-in. The official purpose was to gather long-range strategic intelligence, covertly, and carry out assassination sponsored by CIA under BNDD (later renamed DEA). Many BUNCIN operators were Cuban anti-Castro assets and former CIA SAD members.

3.h. The question: if this timeline is near accurate, how many operations and assassinations were carried out by BUNCIN operators on behalf of CIA? There were a number of groups such as the Mob, CIA, Castro affiliated, with whom BUNCIN was heavily involved during this period. Keep in mind Watergate (06/17/1972) had severely hampered CIA’s ability to carry out its missions because of heavy scrutiny by Congress. CIA covert missions continued but were now under the guise of ‘the war on drugs’ and the DEA.



Table I. – Notes

1.i. David Sanchez Morales; David was born August 26, 1925 and joined the U.S. Army in 1946. He was discharged from the Army in 1953. David joined the CIA in 1951 and used his Army career for a cover. He was closely involved in many of the top CIA operations including the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the hunt and capture of Che Guevara, and the Chilean coup d'etat of 1973.

David suddenly took ill in May 1978 just weeks before he was due to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations. He died of a supposed heart-attack on May 8th, 1978. His wife requested that no autopsy be perfomed. Her wishes were respected and his body was left pristine.

David was on a first name basis with the top CIA people listed above. He had served alongside many of them, especially at JM/WAVE in Miami, FL during the late 1950's and 1960's.

David was an aggressive and accomplished CIA agent with a long active history. His missions and life could be the subject of it's own manuscript. He was involved in some manner or another in almost every top CIA operation covered in this timeline.

He is not covered in depth in this series of writings. At some point research must be curtailed in order to focus on the writing of a manuscript. David is mentioned here but as stated before, his life was too large to accurately fit into this manuscript. He does require acknowledgement for his contributions and participations in numerous top super-secret CIA operations world-wide.






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