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Cryptonym: AMCHEER-1

Definition:
Julio G. Garcia aka Al Smith
Status:
Documented
Sources:

1994.06.02.15:07:15:780005: Reel 61, Folder B - UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA

During July 61, Eddie Perez (AMDENIM-11) became active with the Halcones Negroes (Black Falcons) of UR aka Unidad Revolucionaria. Their military advisor was Prof. Julio G. Garcia, pseudo Al Smith.

104-10167-10108 JULIO G GARCIA ASSOCIATED AMCT AND HAS ORG PLAN WHICH HE HOPES PRESENT AMDIP 1

WH/4/CI Barney Hidalgo to JMWAVE, 3/21/61: "KUJUMP WAVE area states Julio G. Garcia associated (with) AMOT and has org plan which he hopes present AMDIP-1."

1994.04.25.13:31:18:250005: Reel 5, Folder G - ANTONIO CUESTA DEL VALLE

Julio G. Garcia aka Al Smith is identified as 201-297935. With the UR's Black Falcons, he was the Military Advisor and Chief of Instruction and Training: "This individual was for three years instructor of the National Secret Police, of BRAC (Bureau for the Repression of Communist Activities), of the National Police Academy..." Trained in judo and other martial arts. Others in the Black Falcons included Eddie Perez/AMDENIM-11, Tony Cuesta/AMDENDIM-14, and (on p 13) 'Luis Poveda Carriles' (referring to Luis Posada Carriles/AMCLEVE-15)."

104-10260-10323: CABLE RE: AMCHEER-1 RECEIVED INFO FROM FERNANDO CASANOV

April 1962: Handwritten scrawl identifies AMCHEER-1 as 201-297935, who has learned that ODALOE/Customs agent Cesar Diosdado/AMSWIRL-1 will assist with establishment of training camp near Key West.

104-10172-10394 DISPATCH: FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT GROUP OF AMERICANS WHO WANT TO FIGHT FOR CUBA

8/25/61 dispatch portrays AMCHEER-1 explaining the role of INTERPEN and the personalities of Gerry Hemming, Frank Fiorini, "Larry" (Laborde), "Little Joe" and others.

1994.04.25.13:51:29:440005: Reel 5, Folder I - UNIDAD REVOLUCIONIA (UR).

Valuable list of UR members states that Garcia was "connected with an urgent training program for "Los Halcones Negros", a commando unit under the direction of Military Coordinator FEBLES of the UR.

104-10260-10304: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - CESAR DIOSDADO, U.S. CUSTOMS AGENT, KEY WEST FLORIDA

6/8/62 cable from Chief JMWAVE to Chief, TFW: More on Cesar Diosdado, the dual-posted Customs/CIA officer. AMCHEER-1 had written a memo saying that one of his sources had learned that Diosdado had authorized an operation against Cuba in the Key West area. Diosdado admitted passing a report to JMBARR stating that Julio Garcia had been named to form an intelligence organization with the "Commando 100". The Commando 100 could have been the 100 members of the CI group AMFAST.

104-10235-10219 NEW COMMANDO GROUP TO CARRY OUT SABOTAGE IN CUBA

This 6/22/61 "Report #1" has marginalia identifying "D-81" as "AMCHEER-1". He reports that this new commando group will have no ex-Castroites, only "esbirros". Marginalia defines this word as "Batistianos".

104-10235-10208: NAVAL COMMISSION-INTELLIGENCE DEPT.-LAST NIGHT I KEPT AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE MRS. ADA FALK AT HER HOME

7/18/61 memo from "D-81" who is AMCHEER-1/Julio Garcia: "The Office of Naval HQs is located at 2058 S. Dixie Highway, Miami...The Chief of the Navy is still RENATO...The Intelligence Dept is located in the house which was previously used for instruction and training of ("Operation 40" - crossed out and replaced with "AMFAST members") of the FRD Intelligence Commission, at 7650-128th Street."

104-10235-10195: DISPATCH-NEW LOCATION OF THE AMIRON NAVY OFFICE

9/7/61 dispatch from Paula K. Thybault, Chief of Base to C/WHD. CI Charles Weisinger/Ray Dubois was coordinating officer, releasing officer was C/WAVE Paul Manson. Was Paula K. Thybault a subordinate or pseudonym for David Morales? "On August 31 1961 AMCHEER-1 submitted a report...the Navy office is now located in a two-story house at 2301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The entire Naval intelligence department occupies the first floor of this house. The radio receivers to monitor Cuban stations are also installed on the first floor of this house."

104-10235-10219: NEW COMMANDO GROUP TO CARRY OUT SABOTAGE IN CUBA

6/22/61 report on Otoniel Pena, who was bringing commandos into Cuba from Miami. Offered to keep a closer eye on this group. Indexed to "Manson", PM, PW, Maritime, and Naval Matters.

124-10279-10032: No Title

Cuban Counterrevolutionary Handbook: "Commando 100" (also Comando 100)...military action/support group. Supports Dr. Garceran...would like to see a rightist government installed in a liberated Cuba...Chief, Fernando Casanovas." Julio Garcia among the leading personalities. Formed in Miami in March/April 1962...the Commando 100 group remains a very small organization, with only 20 members, all of whom are experts in demolition and explosives."

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