Pseudonym: Mangroll, Rufus
A dispatch on May 19, 1965, mentioned that IDEN A (note: probably Alfred Moran) had met Rufus E. Mangroll and Colin R. Howgrind, as well as Eli A. Sachtschale. IDEN A was described as "a wealthy and prominent New Orleans businessman", and was cleared by Headquarters for JMWAVE use on December 15, 1962. Memorandum No. 3 on the Garrison Investigation mentioned that Alfred Moran was cleared on December 15, 1962, for use by Miami Station.
A cable from JMWAVE on November 29, 1967, stated "suggest last station officers Eli A. Sachtschale and Rufus E. Mangroll, presently at HQs, who had contact with IDEN A be queried this matter."
12/15/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "Rufus E. Mangroll departing WAVE 16 December for New Orleans. Will arrive HQs Tuesday or Wednesday discuss KUVEST funding through notional companies for JMWAVE payroll companies, etc."
05/19/65: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "1. IDEN A, a wealthy and prominent New Orleans businessman, was recommended to JMWAVE and made available by Headquarters. He had been cleared by Headquarters for JMWAVE use under date of 15 December 1962 in DIR-05291. 2. IDEN A was initially contacted for JMWAVE by Eli A. Sachtschale, who was introduced to him by the New Orleans KUJUMP (Domestic Contact Division) office on 27 December 1962. The JMWAVE cover situation was discussed with IDEN A by Sachtschale and IDEN A's assistance was requested. IDEN A was first enlisted as the President of YOCOUGH (probably Ace Cartography Company - later Ace Marine Survey, Inc.), a JMWAVE cover company...IDEN A also permits use of his own company as a funding mechanism for YOCOUGH. He has acted as a spotter for JMWAVE and has recommended several other businessmen who are being used by JMWAVE. He has also made available several oil companies in which he owns interests for use in backstopping cover of JMWAVE operational vessels. It is known that he is used by Headquarters for several JBECHO activities. IDEN A is contacted several times each month by JMWAVE. 3. IDEN A has met Rufus E. Mangroll and Colin R. Howgrind as well as Eli A. Sachtschale. He knows YOCOUGH, YOAPT and the JMWAVE operational vessel IDEN B. He knows that Miami Attorney IDEN C participates in JMWAVE activities. So far as is known, he knows no other JMWAVE personnel or assets. 4. It is requested that a 201 number be assigned IDEN A and that it be made known to JMWAVE. Andrew K. Reuteman (Ted Shackley)." - - - Page 2: "IDENTITIES: IDEN A: (REDACTION) (Note: probably Alfred Moran). IDEN B: (REDACTION). (Note: probably vessel Barbara). IDEN C: (REDACTION). (Note: probably James Costello). IDEN D: (REDACTION). IDEN E: (REDACTION)."
11/29/67: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: REF: DIRECTOR 55441*: "1. IDEN A currently president YOCOUGH (probably Ace Cartography Company - later Ace Marine Survey, Inc.). Last contact made by WODISH (Domestic Contact Service) 20 November 67 to sign corporate papers for YOCOUGH. 2. No station personnel currently in contact with IDEN A. Station contact reports, last dating 19 Nov 64, will be pouched if necessary but no assessments were included. 3. Suggest last station officers Eli A. Sachtschale and Rufus E. Mangroll, presently at HQs, who had contact with IDEN A be queried this matter. Station records also reflect IDEN A friend of IDEN B, IDEN C and IDEN D. 4. JMWAVE most happy with cooperation of IDEN A to date. *Requested info on IDEN A (1)."
Memorandum No. 3: Subject: Garrison and the Kennedy Assassination: Pages 9-10: ..."(3) DDP and DCS relationships: (a) DDP. A check of Moran's file showed that he was cleared on 15 December 1962 for use by Miami Station. He was approached on 27 December 1962 by Mrs. Carmel T. Dollar, acting on behalf of the station and through the good offices of DCS New Orleans. Agreeing to help the station in cover matters, he became president of Ace Marine Survey, Inc. Moran 'also permits use of his own company as a funding mechanism' for Ace Marine Survey Inc...Moran has acted as a spotter for the Miami Station and has recommended several other businessmen who are being used by the station. 'He has also made available several oil companies in which he owns interests for use in backstopping cover' of certain operational vessels of the station. He is or has been used by Headquarters for several activities directed by the Office of Logistics. Of Miami Station personnel Moran has met Mr. Ray E. Millard and Mr. Charles C. C. Tresp (formerly DDS/Office of Logistics) as well as Mrs. Dollar. In addition to Ace Marine Survey Inc., he knows Ceres Enterprises Inc. and the Miami Station operational vessel Barb. He also knows that Miami attorney Mr. James Costello participates in station activities...Miami Station records reflect that Moran is a friend of Messrs. Lawrence K. White, Alan Warfield, and James A. Garrison, the former Director of Logistics, now retired..."