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Cryptonym: AMTRUNK-20

Definition:
Unknown identity. AMTRUNK-20 was a coastal guide who was terminated/resigned on January 15, 1965.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch in February of 1965 stated that the reason for AMTRUNK-20's resignation was apparently because he believed another infiltration into a specific area in Cuba was too dangerous.
Sources:

104-10216-10314: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - AFTER ACTION REPORT

10/26/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: ..."The four-man infiltration team was made up of AMAGREE-1, the team leader; AMAKA-1, radio operator; and AMTRUNK-16 and -20, guides..AMTRUNK-16 and -20 followed IDEN F (Page 9: Luis Carbera aka Sin Espata (?): Fisherman and militiaman, Canal de Genovez) in the team's chapin at a safe distance to check his movements...24...AMAKA-1 and AMTRUNK-20 each emptied a full magazine of FAL ammunition at the enemy craft in addition to the magazine which AMAGREE-1 had expended. Four bullet holes were later discovered in the AMTRUNK IC..."

104-10216-10273: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - PROGRESS REPORT FOR PERIOD 1-30 NOVEMBER 1964

12/10/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 2: ..."The team is to be composed of the same four individuals who participated in Operation AMTRUNK IX in October 1964: AMAGREE-1, Team Leader; AMAKA-1, Radio Operator; and AMTRUNK-16 and -20, Guides..."

104-10234-10387: CABLE-VIEW FACT STILL NO WORD FROM OR ABOUT AMTRUNK-9 PLLUS RECENT RESIGNATION AMTRUNK-20

01/22/65: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMTRUNK: REF DIR 78971*: "View fact still no word from or about AMTRUNK-9 plus recent resignation AMTRUNK-20, coastal guide, WAVE cancelling Operation AMTRUNK X. *Queried WAVE re plans AMTRUNK."

104-10216-10402: PROGRESS REPORT FOR AMTRUNK, PERIOD 1-31 JANUARY 1965

02/08/65: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: ..."The operation was postponed a second time in late January, partly because of a complete lack of reliable information on the fate of AMTRUNK-9 and the possible consequences to the security of the AMTRUNK target area should he be captured and forced to talk, and partly because of the resignation of AMTRUNK-20 who quit rather than make another infiltration into an area he considered too hot for operations. (See Reference A for details)..." Page 2: ..."C. The first priority in the project at this time is the recruiting of another guide to replace AMTRUNK-20. Operation AMTRUNK X is tentatively re-scheduled for late February but this is contingent upon finding a suitable guide replacement. The primary objective of AMTRUNK X remains the same, i.e. to re-organize the ratline and additionally, to prepare for subsequent infiltrations by MHAPRON infiltrees...3. Operational Expenditures: Salaries: ...AMTRUNK-20 (terminated 15 Jan '65): $100.00..."

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Gavin McDonald

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