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Pseudonym: Gallary, L. N.

Definition:
WH/FI/R William Hood. Variants on his pseudonym include Dr. L. Gallary and L. Gallery.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
See 104-10260-10413, p. 2: 12/31/59 - The releasing officer on Tony Varona memo is WH/FI/R L. N. Gallary. Bustos stated in an interview that in the 10/10/63 cables, Gallary authenticated all cables and Roman released them. This documents that Hood was Gallary.
Sources:

104-10260-10413: DISPATCH- COMMENTS OF CUBAN OPPOSITION FIGURE ON THE PRESENT SITUATION IN CUBA

12/31/59 memo about Tony Varona, releasing officer WH/FI/R L. N. Gallary: "Varona feels that nothing can be done internally as long as Castro is in power, but that he "feels the situation would automatically improve if the Batista supporters were forced to leave the United States. Varona is worried about a possible invasion of Cuba by General Jose Eleutario Cabreza Carrera (Headquarters comment: Pedraza is at present residing in the Dominican Republic, where he is reportedly in command of an anti-Castro armed group.) Varona is bitterly anti-Pedraza and has averred that he and his followers would join with the Castro brothers in repelling any invasion led by Pedraza...With respect to other opposition groups in Cuba, Varona commented that Aureliano Sanchez Arango/AMEER-1 was in the same situation as he - without resources and unable to take any positive action. He said that Justo Carrillo/AMWAIL-1 and Rufo Lopez Fresquet have no organization and are going on with the regime in order to protect their good jobs...(he) feels that the only effective step that can be taken now is an attempt by appropriate publicity to discredit and destroy the popular image of Fidel Castro..."

1994.05.18.13:23:17:130005: Reel 55, Folder L - WILLIAM D. PAWLEY

2/23/60 memo from Deputy Chief, WH Division Rudolph K. Gomez to John Earman, assistant to the DCI, re 2/19/60 phone call with William Frawley: "Pawley called to report that Matthew N. Slopin...had a meeting recently with a group of 12 Cubans...and told this group that Vice President Nixon was arranging for 200 million dollars to be turned over to a responsible Cuban group, which money was to be used to overthrow Fidel Castro...Slopin is county chairman of the Dade County Republican Committee, and because of this, Pawley fears that much credence can be given to what he says. Pawley was quite alarmed over this matter and considered it the most explosive incident he has seen in the current Cuban situation...Pawley described Slopin as "a lawyer with a bad reputation." Copies were distributed to Mr. Earman, CWH, DCWH (Record Copy), Mr. Esterline, Mr. Oberst, and Dr. Gallary.

1993.07.30.18:06:55:340059: TRANSMITTAL OF TDCS INFORMATION REPORT: PLANS OF GEN. RAFAEL TRUJILLO

5/22/62 memo: Gallary not named, but "C/WH/R Furthermore, as C/WH/R, he was the releasing officer in this memo from 1962 where Rolando Masferrer and four Cuban agents had agreed to carry out the plans of Rafael (Ramfis) Trujillo to assassinate two Dominican members of the Council of State.

104-10413-10146: CABLE:LEE OSWALD WHO CALLED SOVEMB 1 OCT PROBABLY IDENTICAL

10/10/63 cable DIR 74830 from Charlotte Bustos to Mexico: "Lee Oswald who called (Soviet embassy on 10/1/63) probably identical Lee Henry Oswald (201-289248) born 18 Oct 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, former radar operator in United States Marines who defected to USSR in Oct 1959. Oswald is five feet ten inches, one hundred sixty five pounds, light brown wavy hair, blue eyes. On 31 Oct 1959 he attempted to renounce his United States citizenship to the United States embassy in Moscow, indicating that he had applied for Soviet citizenship. On 13 Feb 1961 the (US Embassy in Moscow) received an undated letter from Oswald postmarked Minsk on (2/5/61) in which (Oswald) indicated he desired return of his US passport as wished to return to USA if 'we could come to some agreement concerning the dropping of any legal proceedings against me.' On (7/8/61) on his own initiative he appeared at the embassy with his wife to see about his return to States. (Oswald) stated that he actually had never applied for Soviet citizenship and that his application at that time had been to remain in the USSR and for temporary extension of his tourist visa pending outcome of his request. This application, according to Oswald, contained no reference to Soviet citizenship..." This memo had William Hood signing for C/WHD JC King as the authenticating officer.

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 5: https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter5.html

The twin Oct 10 memos were cleverly crafted. One went to the national headquarters of the FBI, State, and Navy, and contained a description of “Lee Henry Oswald” as “6 feet tall, athletic build, age 35”, a deliberate lie. This description was similar to a file card description of Yuri Moskalev, who CIA officers believed was probably the "Mystery Man" in the October 1 photo. The photo was not provided but was available if needed. It also claimed that this information was being shared “with your representatives in Mexico City”. But that was not true, either. The second memo went directly to the Mexico City station itself, with a different description of “Lee Henry Oswald” as “5 foot 10, 165 pounds” that matched the Robert Wesbster-like description of Oswald used by Egerter and the FBI for molehunting purposes during Oswald’s days in the Soviet Union. (A CIA note during the seventies confirms that the Agency knew there was confusion in identifying the two men, although I haven't yet found the full memo itself.) Unlike the first memo, the second memo said that the last information on Oswald was when he was in the Soviet Union during May 1962, where he had “matured”. And where the first memo provided the Mystery Man description to the headquarters of the FBI, State and Navy, the second memo instructed the station to share the Robert Webster-like description with the local Mexico City offices of these same agencies!

180-10140-10190: 180-10140-10190

In an interview, Charlotte Bustos/Elsie Scaletti said at p. 11 that DIR 74673 was a teletype and that Gallary and Roman authenticated all teletype disseminations and that JC King was ordinarily the releasing officer and Roman the authenticating officer. At p. 12, DIR 74830 was a cable, not a teletype, and that "it was prepared simultaneously with the teletype and the procedure was the same, it was written and coordinated at the same time as the preceding teletype. She said all cables went to the 'front office' to be released. She said J. C. King ordinarily would have been the releasing officer and Jane Roman the authenticating officer. She said that William Hood probably signed this cable for King as the authenticating officer because King was out of the office or something of that nature."

104-10015-10049: CABLE REGARDING POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF LEE HENRY OSWALD IN MEXICO CITY

10/24/63, Cable DIR 77978 from CIA to the Department of the Navy (Orig: P. Ward, Unit: WH/3/Mexico): Subject: Lee Henry Oswald: "Reference is made to CIA out teletype No. 74673, dated 10 October 1963, regarding possible presence of Subject in Mexico City. It is requested that you forward to this office as soon as possible two copies of the most recent photograph you have of Subject. We will forward them to our representative in Mexico, who will attempt to determine if the Lee Oswald in Mexico City and Subject are the same individual. Based on: MEXI 6534 (IN 40357)." Releasing Officer: Jane Roman, CI/Liaison. Coordinating Officers: CI/OPS/WH: Hughes (in draft); SR/CI/A: Draft (Roll); AC/WH/3: Bernard E. Reichhardt. Authenticating Officer: L. N. Gallary, C/WH/R.

104-10132-10133: SILVIA T. DURAN, MEXICAN EMPLOYEE OF CUBAN EMBASSY IN MEXICO, CONTACT WITH OSWALD; DURAN'S ARREST; HER AFFAIR WITH CUBAN UN AMBASSADOR

11/25/63 teletype DIR 84950 from WH/3/Reports/Mexi Virginia Renshaw to FBI: Background on Silvia Duran's arrest, claiming that she was "completely cooperative and gave written statements to two visits by Oswald to the Cuban embassy in the latter part of September." Also had reports from Nov. 1962 that Carlos Lechuga/AMLAW-3 had an affair with Duran, and wanted to marry her as of Feb. 1963. Last page has the authenticating officer as "Gallery". There may other similar memos in the following four days with the wrong spelling. Was this to evade a computer search for some reason? What is even more interesting about the above 11/25 memo is that Cal Tenney signs off for Jane Roman. Cal Tenney was studying Carlos Lechuga, and it appears the FBI's Milton Kaack memo went from "CR" to Egerter to "CT of CI/IC". See 104-10335-10004, p. 7: Tenney's full name was Calvin W. Tenney; also see his obituary here: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-01208R000100100102-9.pdf

104-10015-10226: CABLE - TRAVEL OF SOVIET DIPLOMATIC COURIERS.

11/26/63 memo DIR 86576 by WH/3/Mexico T. Ward following the Soviet diplomatic couriers. Authenticating officer is C/WH/R L. N. Gallary. (correct spelling) Releasing officer is Jane Roman.

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