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Pseudonym: Clower, Wilfred

Definition:
Unknown identity. Wilfred O. Clower was known to AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) as "Jose" and "Matt" to AMLUNT-2 (Duney Perez Alamo).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A cable in August of 1964 stated that JMWAVE was sending Wilfred O. Clower to Houston to meet with the CIA Office of Operation (OO) there to investigate Oscar Rodriguez Molina and his alleged links to Cuban intelligence. Also, a cable in May of 1973 stated that Clower, along with another CIA operative, had debriefed WKSCARLET-3 (Luis Posada), where the latter denied association with drug traffickers. Moreover, Clower wrote a memo for the record in February, 1976, on SLANK-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez). Therefore, Clower worked for the CIA from at least 1964 to 1976.
Sources:

104-10005-10278: INFORMATION ON OSCAR RODRIGUEZ MOLINA

08/19/64: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC (Handwritten note at top of cable: "CI/OA to 3: Is this the Molina GPFLOOR traffic?"): "1. 19 Aug KUJUMP (Office of Operations-OO) Houston advised KUJUMP WAVE area of FOLL: A. Oscar Rodriguez Molina DPOB 10 Dec 29 Jaruco HAVA effected Black River crossing from MEXI to Brownsville, Texas, 18 Aug. B. SUBJ picked up by and in custody ODURGE Brownsville. C. SUBJ claims visit PBPRIME (U.S.) May 61 for few months then returned PBRUMEN (Cuba) with family. D. Worked food ration department PBRUMEN until 64 when arrested for counter AMTHUG-1 activities. E. While in jail approx 21 days was recruited by CIS for alleged mission abroad. F. SUBJ when picked up during above river crossing requested talk with ODYOKE (U.S. Government) intel rep. 2. WAVE sending Wilfred O. Clower to Houston/Brownsville contact KUJUMP Houston and assess SUBJ Brownsville order further determine nature CIS mission, locus same and possible op viability case. 3. WAVE traces possibly identical SUBJ previously forwarded addees. BELL 1989, 29 Feb 61; MEXI 7479, 2 Mar 61; WAVE 4375, 10 Mar 61; MEXI 7999, 12 May 61 and WAVE 6382, 23 May 61; Local ODURGE/ODENVY (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service-INS)/FBI) traces pending. 4. Request addee traces. 5. Index."

104-10183-10257: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONAIRE PART 11 - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

11/12/64: AMMUG-1 PRQ Part II from CI/OA to C/WH/SA/CI: ..."3. List other case officers who have handled subject or whom he knows...Wilfred O. Clower as Jose..."

104-10177-10141: PRQ PART 11 AMLUNT/2

02/07/66: CIA document: ..."3. List other case officers who have handled Subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Reuben A. Hannula as Fred, Carl M. Berschiuski as Gene, Charles B. Weisinger as Raymond, Wilfred O. Clower as Matt, John R. Hemming as George (Training Instructor), Clayton D. Heippert as Don."

104-10178-10001: POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE

05/05/73: Cable: Slugline RYBAT MHABYSS WKRALLY WKSCARLET: "1. As suggested Reference A. Gabriel J. Labrenz and Wilfred O. Clower met WKSCARLET-3 night of 2 May in two hour confrontation which in reality was debriefing his association with alleged narcotics traffickers. During meeting WKSCARLET-3 very forthcoming, frank and convincing in his denial of being involved narcotics traffic. At end debriefing agreed to be SGSWIRLED during week beginning 6 May..."

104-10183-10366: NONRELATED AMMUG-1.

02/03/76: Memo for the record from Wilfred O. Clower: Subject: SLANK-1: "In reviewing SLANK-1's file for possible leads to targets of interest the following names were selected: 1. Roberto Rodriguez Llompart (201-865547)...4. Rafael Mirabal Fernandez (KDACOUSTIC-1) (201-812117) (Mexico - February 1967)..."

104-10335-10001: ARRB REQUEST - CIA-2: BACKGROUND QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECTION

05/30/95: ARRB document: Page 6: "ARRB request for the Historical Review Group, Central Intelligence Agency, May 30, 1995: Please provide us with information on the following:...Wilfred Clower..."

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