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Pseudonym: Cross, Ron

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Definition:
Ron Cross was a alias for CIA officer Ross Crozier that was created by HSCA staffer Gaeton Fonzi.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10215-10129: CROZIER, ROSS LESTER.

1953: BIRADIAL was a new cryptonym used by Crozier, replacing his former cryptonym HUMANOID. See page 89: In December 1953, he was transferred to the PBSUCCESS project in Guatemala.

124-10221-10300: No Title

An early 1963 flowchart of the Cuban agricultural department INRA's management of poultry. Previous pages discuss how the department prevents disease.

104-10103-10213: CANADIAN SAYS U.S. PAID HIM $5,000 TO INFECT CUBAN POULTRY.

Circa 1962: Reporting from Newsday article by Drew Fetherston and John Cummings in 1977: "A Canadian agricultural technician working in Cuba says he was paid $5000 by an American intelligence agent in 1962 to infect Cuban turkeys with a fatal disease. The Canadian said in an interview that more than 8000 turkeys on a Cuban state farm died, but not because he infected them with the Newcastle disease virus he claims he received in Canada from a military intelligence operative...The farm, known as PR-1, was in the Pinar del Rio province of western Cuba...The technician, who asked that his name be withheld, said he was approached in Miami by a man he knew as 'Ron', and who identified himself with credentials as being with 'American intelligence'. A source within the Defense Intelligence Agency confirmed that 'Ron' worked for the DIA at that time, and then said, 'If you're going to tell me what I think you're going to tell me, I don't want to hear it.' He declined to comment further."

Fair Play, Issue #36, Fall-Winter 2000/2001, Current Section: The Gaeton Fonzi Interview

Circa 1978, re interview with HSCA staffer Gaeton Fonzi: "In the initial article that I wrote about the ex-CIA man, I disguised his name as Ron Cross. And I think the Committee disguised his name as Ron Cross. It was David Phillips, himself, who revealed Ron Cross' name as being Crozier."

104-10143-10180: LETTER RE SECURITY REVIEW OF THE HSCA FINAL REPORT

06/18/79, Letter from Frank C. Carlucci, DDCI to Edmund L. Henshaw, Jr., Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives: Page 2 of Attachment to DDCI letter of 18 June 1979: ..."VOLUME X: Page 17. Footnote (58). Change 'Ross Crozier' to 'Ron Cross.' Previously the name had been changed to protect the identity of an Agency employee and this was simply an error in omission in the process of reviewing and printing the draft report. (C)..."

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