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Pseudonym: Ledbetter, Wallace

Definition:
CIA officer Calvin Hicks. A memorandum in August, 1978, stated that Wallace K. Ledbetter was a pseudonym for Calvin Hicks, and was issued in October, 1950.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A Routing and Record Sheet in December of 1954 was partly addressed to Ledbetter. Ledbetter may have been Calvin Hicks. In addition, a contact report was produced in October of 1961 between "Justo" and Wallace K. Ledbetter, which was definitely Hicks.
Sources:

104-10164-10072: R & R SHEET AND PICTURE OF EDWARD BROWDER JR.

12/07/54: Routing and Record Sheet: "FROM: RI/Analysis. TO: 1. WH. 2. 3/Davis. 3. Guata (?). 4. Candon. (?). 5. Mexico. 6. Ogden. 7. Ledbetter."

104-10226-10033: CONTACT REPORT BETWEEN "JUSTO" AND WALLACE K. LEDBETTER

10/06/61: CIA document: "Chief of Base, JMWAVE. AC/WHD. Contact Report Between 'Justo' and Wallace K. Ledbetter. JMZIP PM. (Handwritten note: Unintelligible command of BRITO.) You will find attached subject Contact Report. Identities follow under-separate-cover." At the bottom of the document: "WH/4/PM: C. Hicks. AC/WH/4: (REDACTION)."

104-10065-10005: MEMO: RESPONSE TO REFERENCE (GREG VITALE, AKA GUY VITALE AND CALVIN HICKS), OLC 78-2590/1, 17 AUGUST 1978.

08/23/78: Memorandum from Norbert A. Shepanek, Policy and Coordination Staff, Liaison and Oversight Control to Scott Breckinridge, Principal Coordinator, House Select Committee on Assassinations: "1. There is no Mr. Greg Vitale but we assume the reference is to Mr. Guy Vitale. Both Mr. Guy Vitale and Mr. Calvin Hicks have retired. The following information is provided so that the HSCA may make arrangements for interviews directly if they wish to do so: A. Guy Vitale, 107 N. Virginia Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771, Tele: 323-5369. B. Calvin Hicks, 1608 Imperial Ridge, Lascrusas, New Mexico 88001, Tele: 522-7905. 2. The pseudonyms and aliases assigned to Messrs. Vitale and Hicks are contained in the separate cover attachment keyed to this memorandum with date of issue indicated. 3. Files will be made available when they are received from Archives." - - - 104-10213-10123: Separate Cover Attachment to Memorandum: "1. The pseudonym of subject in paragraph 1A was Hugh C. Jeston, issued on 20 December 1956. No aliases. 2. The pseudonym of subject in paragraph 1B was Wallace K. Ledbetter, issued in October 1950. The alias Calvin Wilson Carl is recorded in September 1963. No other aliases are listed." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=39079&search=#relPageId=2&tab=page

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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