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Pseudonym: Garcia, Marcelino

Definition:
Evilio Duque, a Cuban agent assessed by CIA as candidate for possible training as an eventual guerrilla leader
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10262-10058: DISPATCH: CONTACT REPORTS-EVELIO DUQUE'MIYAR, DR. BOSCH AND DR. LAGE

"Major Duque said that at the end of 1960 he had effective control of a large part of the Escambray...Dr. Bosch said he had tried in Miami to arrange for arms drops to Major Duque's men. He said he had been in touch with three individuals known as Roderick/Glen Farnsworth, Goudie/AMTIKI-1, and Smith/Fravel Brown; allegedly these people had told Bosch they had their own plans and made no commitments about drops...In July 1961, Duque was sent to the United States as the representative of all groups now in the mountains...On the 6th of July in Miami he met Mr. Otto/Thomas Hewitt and Mr. Carl/Carl Hicks...They offered assistance in the way of arms, but Major Duque did not think he could trust them, particularly in view of the events of April, and he stalled them off. Duque says he has some 400 men under five captains now in the Escambray...I told Major Duque and his friends that I could promise nothing." 9/18/61 memo by Thomas Parrott, assistant to General Maxwell Taylor.

104-10169-10190: DUQUE CHARACTER

6/15/61 memo on the "Duque character" from "Masengill and Gneiting", and signed by Thomas M. Hewitt (who used Charles Gneiting as one of his pseudonyms): His comments on Duque included: "Most reluctant to show his organization - only five. Says he isolated in Escambray fighting Castro and these staff members must get out to him. They can give us a complete picture of actual strength of LCAC...No formal military training. Knows little about modern weapons beyond M-1, M-3, 30 Cal LMG, nothing about explosives, artillery, or more complex military equipment..." Describes "Garcia is (Duque's) crutch - to express himself".

104-10169-10181: OPERATIONAL ALIAS OF JMWAVE OFFICERS

A 6/28/61 memo contains a handwritten note that describes both Evilio Duque and Marcelino Garcia as "a Cuban agent". The same note redacts the true identity of Otto/Charles Gneiting/Thomas Hewitt, but reveals Walter Koch's alias as 'Schmidt'."

104-10169-10425: MEMORANDUM:EVELIO DUQUE

08/15/62, Memorandum from Chief, PM (signed by PM case officer Charles Gneiting/Thomas Hewitt) to Chief, PW, attn Alice B. Camponong: ..."2. Evilio came to U.S. in June 1961. At this time he was met and interviewed by Charles V. Gneiting and Charles F. Masengill..." Note that the PM chief Thomas Hewitt didn't trust the PW staff enough to let them know that Marcelino Garcia was Evilio Duque - instead, he told them that the two men were close and that Duque would do nothing without discussing it with Garcia. Gneiting/Hewitt then said that Duque had been tested and had an extremely low intellect and had very little administrative ability. Also, "he is an opportunist, and anyone who enters any sort of agreement with him will only entangle himself in a complicated administrative problem from which no concrete operational results will be forthcoming."

104-10164-10324: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/ GYROSE/ KUWOLF DR. ORLANDO BOSCH AVILA

9/19/62 dispatch from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: "(Dr. Orlando Bosch) began his activities in Santa Clara, the capital of Las Villas province, where he was born. He is an M.D. He was a friend of Plinio Prieto, the Autentico Party leader who was shot in Las Campanas for opposition to Castro. Subject organized an anti-Castro organization called Movimiento Insurreccional Revolucionario who later became Ejercito Cubano Anticomunista Frente Escambray. Subject was the secretary general of the latter organization, other top posts being held by Dr. Gonzalo Lage and Evilio Duque, 'the fighting Comandante' who lived in Spain for many years under the name Marcelino Garcia. Lage recently became disgusted with (Bosch) and left the group..."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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