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Cryptonym: LIPSTICK-20

Definition:
The initial cryptonym for Raymond Joseph Alvarez Durant aka Raymond H. Gerende, assigned in the 1950s. He later became LIEMPTY-1.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He married another CIA agent using the cryptonym LIEMPTY-19 (Hester Roos De Alvarez)
Sources:

104-10219-10005: Alvarez, Ramon Joseph, 201-0119523, Volume III

The first document in the series reveals that LIPSTICK-20 is the cryptonym of Ramon Joseph Alvarez Durant. It additionally contains documents that offer biographic information that includes his marriage to a member of Project LIEMPTY. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10219-10005.pdf

104-10131-10087: HSCA REQUEST

The document states Durant was "employed as a Contract Agent from 1955 to 1970. During some of this period he was assigned to Mexico City."

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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