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Cryptonym: AMRUNG-1

Definition:
Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso, code name "Francisco". Name also referred to as Corzo and Corcho. Head of the internal resistance in Cuba until his capture in March 1961.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10061-10115: List of Names re Kennedy Assassination Investigation

HSCA asks for true name of AMRUNG-1. CIA response is Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso. Name provided to CIA officers Chris Hopkins and Bill Sturbitts by the CI staff. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=26341#relPageId=19&tab=page

104-10167-10019: AMRUNG-1 informed Zamka he has been informed by AMHAWK that he and his group will not Cooperate with the Frente in Cuba

9/27/60 Havana to Director, for Twicker (Howard Hunt): "Eladio who reportedly is known as ""Maximiliano" to AMHAWK is believed to have been so instructed by. AMHAWK."

John Prados, Safe for Democracy, pp. 218, 256.

Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso was the internal resistance chief in Cuba of the MRR. Hr established it with Nino Diaz in Nov. 1959. By April 1960 the MRR network extended to all the provinces. In July, the FRD voted him To be the national chief in Cuba. He was arrested on 3/18/61 and executed shortly before the Bay of Pigs.

104-10162-10452: GIVEN TO MORALES BY BERNIE ON/A 29 APRIL 1960

A note "given to (David) Morales by Bernie (Reichardt)" 4/29/60: Artime writes that he needs to meet with Rogelio Gonzalez, he thinks Angel Fernandez Varela might be able to set it up. Describes Gonzalez as an agricultural engineer and a member of the First Directorate of the MRR.

104-10162-10450: SENT TO MORALES TO HAVANA O/ABOUT 30 APRIL, TO ROGELIO

A note "sent to Morales to Havana...to Rogelio", 4/30/60: Ignacio asks Rogelio for information. He also provides some updates.

104-10193-10131: DISPATCH: AMOT--83 REPORTED THAT HE TALKED WITH SUBJECT WHO ARRIVED IN MIAMI FROM CUBA

5/25/61: Memo from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: Brunschwig reported to AMOT-83 that he was closely associated with the MRR in Dec. 1960 when it began to organize under a young man trained in the US "for the purpose of organizing that service in Cuba...after the capture of AMRUNG-1, chief of the underground in Cuba, Brunschwig became the secretary of the new chief" until the Bay of Pigs, when he had to go into hiding.

104-10226-10048: DISPATCH-THE FOLLOWING REPORT WAS RECEIVED AMOT SUB-SOURCE IN HAVANA

6/9/61, memo from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: Zamka (David Morales) relays a memo he received from an AMOT subsource regarding AMRUNG-1 and Humberto Sori Marin.

104-10193-10168: MEMO: AMBRONC-5 AND AMJAVA-4 CONTACT REPORTS

August 1961, memo for the record by Clarence Pantleone: "Following AMRUNG-1's apprehension, AMBIDDY was asked who should coordinate internal action. AMJAVA-4 took his place beside the national coordinator who after the invasion took asylum. When this happened AMJAVA-4 assumed the position of national coordinator." Pantleone did not have much confidence in AMJAVA-4.

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