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Pseudonym: Quijote, Don

Definition:
Lt. Col. Harold Feeney, intelligence commander at Guantanamo.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Sources:

CDR Harold Feeney, USN (Ret.) "The Night of the White Horse" (1988). http://bayofpigs2506.com/The%20night%20of%20the%20white%20horse.pdf

Late 1960: Hal Feeney became Base Intelligence Officer at Guantanamo. After diplomatic relations ended (1/61), urgent to infiltrate CIA-trained Cubans. His team included his assistant Jack Modesett, ONI civilian agents, infiltrators such as Tony Izquierdo and Rodolfo Hernandez. He met with RADM Frankel of ONI and then with CNO Arleigh Burke. The radio handles for him team was "Pete", an exile Cuban agent; Feeney was "Quijote", and Modesett was "Pecos". One of the agents recruited and trained by Pete was "Alonso Gonzalez, code-named 'Curita'." Feeney wrote that when placed before a firing squad, Gonzalez "cried out in a loud voice: Viva Cristo Rey! Long live Christ the King! To which many of us would add our fervent amen."

104-10076-10207: JMWAVE CABLE RE AGENT MESSAGE

A memo from Otto on 12/9/63: "El Liberal, El Grande and Chan send felicitations to Don Quijote on his saints day. Otto."WAVE adds a note saying Don Quijote is their "father". Their names are blacked out in one version, but here they are revealed as AMBANTY-4, 5, and 7. The blacked-out version of this document can be seen at the HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 17, 1993.08.04.16:41:08:870028, p. 10. "El Grande" is identified elsewhere as AMFAUNA-25. (Friend of Ignacio Otero) Carmina is identified elsewhere as AMCUTLER-2. AMCOBRA was later called AMBANTY. AMCOBRA originally had AMBANTY-1 and AMBANTY-2 infiltrating Cuba in March 62; by Oct 1962 it was one of the two teams Harvey got inside before RFK stopped him. Don Quijote was an alias for the ONI officer Harold Feeney.

104-10076-10411: JMWAVE CABLE RE PROPAGANDA FOR THE FRENTE UNION OCCIDENTAL (WESTERN UNITED FRONT)

12/13/63 cable WAVE 8980 from JMWAVE to Director, slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMBANTY FEDGUR COMMO: "Following is translation of (WAVE 8874 and WAVE 8875: Friend Otto. I understand that the booklet on vigilance and espionage is propaganda for the Frente Union Occidental (Western Union Front) and you cannot publish it for me...Please let me know if you contacted the husband and daughter of Irene. I am waiting for an answer. War name of Jose Campos is Edison. (also rec'd iden) Please give radio test to all men of Libertad 12. Don Quijote and Patria are well. They send regards to their sons. I am sending metascope (sp?) without flashlight. Marti lost it at sea on last operation...tell us if the cache is possible. Received message 91. Placido."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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