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Pseudonym: Fradyer, Raymond

Definition:
Possibly Joseph S. Piccolo. A cable on October 31, 1963, from Desmond FitzGerald, stated that he had serious reservations over AMLASH-1's trip to Brussels, after discussions with Fradyer.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
A memo in March, 1963, from Harold F. Swenson, C/SAS/CI, recommended that Piccolo be promoted from GS-7 to GS-8. The memo mentioned that Joseph Piccolo had been assigned to Task Force W in August of 1962, and he was currently in Special Affairs Staff (SAS). The recommendation was approved by Desmond FitzGerald, Chief of SAS. Also, a memo from Piccolo in 1977 mentioned that between August 1962, and August 1963, he was in the CI Section, Headquarters, Latin America Division, Cuban Task Force. In terms of the October, 1963, cable mentioned above, the timing was a little awry if Fradyer was Piccolo. However, it is possible that Piccolo was consulted by FitzGerald after the former left SAS. In addition, Fradyer was the source for a Information Intelligence Cable in June of 1967, and was described as a "competent American observer." Furthermore, a memo in November, 1967, mentioned that Fradyer had requested a SGSWIRL test for LIRING-3 (Carlos Jurado-Delmar). Moreover. Raymond A. Fradyer succeeded Lawrence Barker as the case officer for LITAMIL-9, and worked alongside Clyde K. Shryock (Thomas Hazlett), among others, in Mexico City. A memo from Charlotte Bustos-Videla in May, 1972, stated that Fradyer was Chief of the Cuban Section. Also, a report from Charlotte Bustos-Videla on Philip Agee, in July of 1972, indicated that Agee knew Fradyer. The latter was described as "C/Cuba" in this report. In 1977, Anne Goodpasture mentioned that she believed Joseph Piccolo was Chief of Cuban Operations in Mexico City between September 1965 and October 1968 (although Peggy Maggard is also listed during some of this period as well). Moreover, Joseph Piccolo's Fitness Report for October 1978 to October 1979, mentioned that his exposure to Philip Agee, described as "major contamination", had significantly adversely affected his ability to serve in the Latin America area. These things mean that it is possible that Joseph S. Piccolo was Raymond A. Fradyer.
Sources:

104-10225-10003: PICCOLO, JOSEPH S.

03/06/63: Memorandum from Harold F. Swenson, C/SAS/CI to Secretary, Clandestine Services Career Service Panel: Subject: Recommendation for Promotion of Mr. Joseph S. Piccolo: "1. It is recommended that Mr. Joseph S. Piccolo be promoted from GS-7 to GS-8. He has been in grade GS-7 since 19 July 1960 and was assigned to what is now the Special Affairs Staff (formerly Task Force W) on 27 August 1962. 2. As long ago as 16 June 1960 when he was a GS-6 Mr. Piccolo was considered to have merited promotion to GS-9, but the Agency policy precluding multiple grade promotions prevented his being considered for GS-9 at that time. He was promoted to GS-7 on 19 July 1960. On 4 May 1961 Mr. Piccolo was recommended for promotion to GS-8 at a time when he was expected to leave the Agency in order to comply with his obligation for military service. The recommendation was not approved on the grounds that promotion spaces were limited. Mr. Piccolo served in the Air Force between 4 October 1961 and 27 August 1962 when he retuned to the Agency and began working in the CI Branch of the Special Affairs Staff. 3. Mr. Piccolo has demonstrated an aptitude for CI and FI operations and is one of the most promising younger men in the CI Branch. His performance since returning from military service has been superior in all respects. 4. I am happy to recommend Mr. Piccolo for promotion. (Signature) Harold F. Swenson, C/SAS/CI. Recommend Approval: (Signature) Desmond FitzGerald, C/SAS."

104-10215-10232: CABLE: AFTER DISCUSSION WITH FRADYER HAVE SERIOUS RESERVATIONS

10/31/63: Cable from Brussels to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN: FROM DAINOLD: "After discussion with Fradyer have serious reservations regarding proposed AMLASH trip to Brussels to work. On NIELOPE who since recent trip to CZECHC appears less recruitable. Feel that approach by AMLASH to NIELOPE at this time however guarded may pose serious threat AMLASH security upon his return. Suggest therefore STA attempt discourage this AMLASH venture."

104-10176-10073: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

11/03/66: Cable (Originating Officer: J. Stewart, Unit: WH/1): Slugline CABLE SECRETARIAT: "Please relay REDACTION (IN 31457) priority to JMWAVE for info Fradyer. WH/C/Comment (REDACTION) furnishes accommodation address for LITAMIL-17 in Honduras. Note...Coordinating Officer: REDACTION (Draft) WH/C/FI (REDACTION). (REDACTION) for WH/C/MO. Releasing Officer: (REDACTION) C/WHD." - - - Page 331: 11/03/66: Cable (Originating Officer: J. Stewart, Unit: WH/1 - For Fradyer): Slugline DYVOUR PBRUMEN LIRAVINE: "1. Per Fradyer conversations HQs and with concurrence Mexico City station, Clyde K. Shryock (P) plans arrive Mexico City 6 November 1966 by EAL Flight 905. No need meet but would appreciate reservations made in true name at Geneve or similar hotel. 2. Purpose trip review and implement efforts reestablish contact LITAMIL-9 with station and Fradyer (who holding reservations return Mexico City night 4 November from Miami)." - - - Another cable on 11/10/66, Easby acting (pseudonym for Alan White), mentioned "plan to introduce LITAMIL-9 to Fradyer morning 11 Nov." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=157087&search=#relPageId=62&tab=page

104-10173-10135: LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH.

06/08/67: Cable: Slugline INTEL: "SUPDATA: Source Raymond A. Fradyer from subjects during consular officers meeting 7 June, no liaison. RI index. Ref DIRECTOR 07730..." - - - Page 307: Intelligence Information Cable: Country: USSR/Czechoslovakia/Egypt/Israel. DOI: 7 June 1967. Subject: Disbelief Evidenced by Soviet and Czech Officials of Egyptian Charges of United States Intervention in Near East Crisis. Acq: Mexico, Mexico City (7 June 67) Report No. HMM-11, 179. Source: Competent American observer who participated in the conversation with the Communist officials in question...

104-10176-10004: LIRING-3

11/14/67: SGSWIRL report by Paul I. Napolilli: Subject: LIRING-3 (IDEN A): "Subject was interviewed and tested with SGSWIRL on 29 September 1967 in a Mexico City safe site. The interview was requested by Raymond A. Fradyer..."

104-10176-10075: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

02/06/68: Memo from Withheld, Chief, WH/1 to CI/OA: Subject: LITAMIL-9, 201-329609: Page 22: PRQ Part II: ..."3. List other case officers who handled subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Subject knew Clyde K. Shryock by true name. The next Case Officer, Lawrence F. Barker, took over in June 1963. Subject was turned over to his present Case Officer, Raymond A. Fradyer, following his return from PBRUMEN (Cuba) in the fall of 1968."

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

07/22/69: Memorandum from Raymond A. Fradyer to Chief, SB (Via: COS): Subject: Celebration of Polish National Day, 22 July 1969:

104-10110-10305: AGEE EFFORT AGAINST CUBAN OPERATIONS.

05/31/72: Memorandum for the record from Elsie I. Scaletti: "1. Elsie L. Scaletti recalls that Raymond A. Fradyer, Chief of the Cuban Section, tried to get Agee to discuss the development of contacts with access to the Cuban target in the Olympics. In these discussions it may well be that Agee was told about LIARM-1, (REDACTION) who was a contact of the Station and we were trying to get invited to Cuba. (LIARM-1 is no longer a contact of the Station even though he is still with (REDACTION)..."

104-10110-10306: PHILIP BURNETT FRANKLIN AGEE

07/10/72: CIA report from Elsie I. Scaletti: Page 7: "Getting Phil to come to our end of the hall a couple of times. I was not in on the discussions between C/Cuba (Raymond F. Fradyer) and Phil, but I believe they were mainly held to see who Phil had met who might be useful against the Cuban target. I know we thought at the time Phil was spending almost full time on his overt activities and the SB target, and he gave the Cuban target little attention..."

104-10427-10044: BACKGROUND ON MEXICO STATION SUPPORT ASSETS (COVERAGE OF SOVIET AND CUBAN EMBASSIES)

02/10/77: Source: Notes made by A. Goodpasture for John Leader, IG Staff: Page 6: ..."Cuba Operations: 9/65 - 10/68: Joseph Piccolo. 10/65 - 12/67: Peggy Maggard..."

104-10225-10003: PICCOLO, JOSEPH S.

10/27/77: Memorandum by Joseph S. Piccolo, Jr. to Career Management Staff: Subject: Request for Change of Career Designation to B/OS - Operational Specialist from B/OG-Operational Generalist: ..."3. The following is a career summary noting Operational Specialist related activities only: January 1976 - Present: CI Staff. August 1973 - August 1975: (REDACTION) Station, (Spanish language). August 1972 - June 1973: (REDACTION) Base, for a Special Project (REDACTION) language). February 1969 - December 1969: Liaison Officer, Headquarters, Latin America Division/Cuban Operations (REDACTION). April 1968 - January 1969: (REDACTION) Station, (Spanish language). August 1962 - August 1963: Counterintelligence Section, Headquarters, Latin America Division, Cuban Task Force (REDACTION) (Spanish language)..."

104-10225-10003: PICCOLO, JOSEPH S.

12/10/79: Fitness Report: Joseph S. Piccolo: 1 Oct 78 - 30 Sept 79: Page 3: ..."SECTION E REVIEWING COMMENTS (continued)...Major contamination via Philip Agee has severely limited this officer's ability to serve in his area of speciality, Latin America. Nonetheless, we need to identify in the not too distant future a challenging overseas assignment that will take advantage of his impressive operational skills and experience..."

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