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Pseudonym: Nelson, Larry

Definition:
Louis Napoli, C/WH/4/CI-FI beginning in June 1961, WH/4/PA during 1963. Giles E. Corrigan was known to AMMUG-1 as Larry Nelson.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Giles E. Corrigan was the Reporting and Approval Officer according to a Report Cover Sheet in February of 1968. Probably the same Corrigan was mentioned in cables in 1961. A cable on March 21, 1961, originated by Gerald Droller, mentioned that Corrigan would be available in New York City for Licari (Willard Carr). In addition, a cable on March 31, 1961, from Anthony Ponchay (Jake Esterline), stated that ERACERB-1's request put pressure on Corrigan, and, therefore, "must recommend strongly against meeting at this time however." Moreover, a cable on April 22, 1961, originated by E. A. Stanulis, stated that it was "urgent Corrigan contact President Somoza and obtain his approval for this visit. Cable result of meeting by flash precedence." Furthermore, a cable in September 1964 reported Corrigan's account of a briefing from Langosch (Harold F. Swenson). In terms of Louis Napoli, he used Larry Nelson for an alias when meeting Artime and Howard Hunt in February 1961. Furthermore, a document submitted by Harold F. Swenson in June of 1964 listed Louis Napoli as being number eleven of those persons who had been involved in operational luncheons and dinners which appeared in the accounting with AMMUG-1 during his debriefings (Napoli's wife was number fifteen). As Louis Napoli used the alias of Nelson in 1961, and also worked with AMMUG in 1964, Nelson/Corrigan were probably an alias/pseudo for Lou Napoli.
Sources:

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume II: Participation in the Conduct of Foreign Policy Current Section: C. Rip Robertson's Excursion into Diplomacy

Pages 119-120: ..."The care with which Robertson was treading the line with Somoza is quite similar to the handling of the situation by Lou Napoli at the time of his visit to Nicaragua in mid-October of 1960. Napoli also avoided very carefully indicating that views that he expressed represented anything other than his own personal thoughts. *However, in a conversation with a member of WH Division on 9 August 1972, Napoli stated that he had assured the Somozas that the United States would not back out once the Cuban operation started and, further, that if Castro retaliated either militarily or in the UN/OAS, Somoza could expect full support from the US. When the interviewer questioned Napoli about the authority that he had for making such statements, the response was that he had this from Headquarters. He further stated that he did not worry concerning the authority that Headquarters had. 30/ For whatever reason, Robertson's role in the negotiations with Somoza apparently left a bad taste with Napoli, for in this same interview in 1972 he was quite pointed in noting that it was he, rather than Robertson who had played the principal role in negotiations with the head of the Nicaraguan state. 31/ The record verifies that both Napoli and Robertson acted in a highly commendable manner during the touchy negotiations with the Central American dictator."

1993.11.10.08:36:26:340005: Reel 1, Folder L - ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL

02/10/61: Contact Report from L. Napoli, WH/4/PA: Meeting Between: Artime, Howard Hunt, and writer. Site: Sheraton Park Hotel. "1. On 10 February 1961 at 1245, Hunt and the writer using an alias Larry Nelson met Artime at the National Airport. Hunt proceeded to the hotel alone and Artime and Nelson took a taxi cab. It was learned that Artime was unable, because of lack of time, to purchase any winter clothes in Miami and was wearing a suit and other apparel borrowed from the security boys who accompanied him from Miami. Recommendation: Advance sufficient money to allow Artime to purchase the necessary clothes for the several days which he will be in Washington..."

104-10297-10057: CABLE-PER OLIEN PARLETT TELECON FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS POSED BY HIGHEST LEVEL WHICH WE SHOULD ATTEMPT MEET IF AT ALL POSSIBLE

03/21/61: Cable from BELL to JMWAVE (Orig: Gerald Droller, Unit: C/WH/4/PA): Slugline RYBAT JMZIP: Page 3: ..."4. Per Olien Lamiaux telecon 21 March HQs will coordinate program with ODACID (U.S. State Department). Corrigan will be available NYC for Licari."

104-10227-10035: CABLE: REALIZE ( )ACERB 1 REQUEST PUTS PRESSURE ON CORRIGAN

03/31/61: Cable from JMADD to BELL: FROM PONCHAY: "Realize ERACERB-1 request puts pressure on Corrigan must recommend strongly against meeting at this time however. Visit continues very satisfactory but AMBUD-1 somewhat upset by JMHARP. Believe settling period prior any more meetings highly essential. C/S Comment: *Ref cable RYBAT."

104-10227-10307: CABLE: ALL MEMBERS OF AMBUD DESIRE URGENTLY TO GO TIDE TO

04/22/61: Cable from JMBELL to Managua and JMTIDE (Orig: E. A. Stanulis, Unit: DC/WH/4): Slugline RYBAT JMZIP: "1. All members of AMBUD desire urgently to go TIDE to consult with pilots and other Cuban personnel there. Also wish to confer with Pres Somoza. In addition to AMBUD would have Dr. Antonio Silio and a Mr. Suarez in party. 2. Group plans to leave from Idlewild Airport at 1030 hrs 23 April. ETA will be provided. 3. Urgent Corrigan contact Pres Somoza and obtain his approval for this visit. Cable result of meeting by flash precedence." Releasing Officer: J. D. Esterline, C/WH/4. Authenticating Officer: E. A. Stanulis, DC/WH/4.

104-10310-10020: FILE:DDCI DOCUMENTS

6/5/61 memo: Redacted name may be Clark Simmons, chief of WH/4/CI who was about to step down after the Bay of Pigs. "He is about to be transferred to the WH Division Staff and his replacement will be Louis Napoli who will head the new combined FI/CI division of WH/4. He stressed that the charter of the new combined division will give CI the right to interfere in any operation...Bob Andrews will stay on for CI matters and Seehafer will head the FI part, both under Napoli..."

104-10185-10240: ACCOUNTING BY INDIVIDUAL FOR ADVANCE/OPERATIONAL EXPENSES FOR AMMUG-1

06/12/64: Document submitted by Harold F. Swenson: ATTACHMENT TO AMMUG-1 ACCOUNTING: 29 April 1964 - 01 June 1964: "1. The following list of individuals were involved in the operational luncheons and dinners which appear in the accounting with AMMUG-1 during his debriefings: (numbers which are assigned to each individual for use in the accounting). #1 - Harold F. Swenson. #2 - Vivian A. Petrowski. #3 - Daniel Flores. #4 - Barney Hidalgo. #5 - (REDACTION). #6 - Virgil Reidmiller. #7 - (REDACTION). #8 - Mrs/Daniel Flores (non-agency). #9 - (REDACTION). #10 - (REDACTION). #11 - Louis Napoli. #12 - (REDACTION). #13 - (REDACTION). #14 - (REDACTION). #15 - Mrs. Louis Napoli. #16 - (REDACTION). 2. The following is a certification for operational expenditures where receipts were not obtainable. I certify that operational funds were expended as stated in the attached accounting. Daniel Flores."

104-10183-10268: CABLE RE: FOLLOWING FROM CORRIGAN RE REACTION LANGOSCH BRIEFING

09/03/64: Cable from Tegucigalpa to Director: Slugline DYVOUR PBRUMEN AMMUG: "Following from Corrigan re reaction Langosch briefing: 1. With exception Panama group (REDACTION) each country: A. Appeared display awareness interest in Castro subversion in Central America. B. Expressed interest receiving more data on accents and travel of nationals to Cuba. C. Indicated hope in receiving some guidance on how move against threat (this specially true of (REDACTION). D. Looked toward more talks with ODYOKE (U.S. Government) reps upon return home. 2. Re Panama delegation noted Arosemena dozed periodically during talk and upon completion Col. (Unintelligible) asked Corrigan if we had more detailed info than that mentioned in (unintelligible) and talk; he told that would be matter for discussion upon his return home. Panama delegates give outward appearance really going through motion of attendance and to date have offered or added nothing positive to meeting. Succeeded having next (REDACTION) meeting moved from Panama to GUAT by initially claiming rain (unintelligible) precluded Panama as site. Latter said change of govt in CCT made it impractical for them to act as host. 3. While para one observations were gained by Corrigan from talks following Langosch's briefing and immediate departure for medical attention later talks with ODYOKE delegates tend confirm. It recalled that in second minister meeting ODYOKE was object of criticism by NICS and SALVS. By contrast this meeting has witnessed several citations for action and assistance rendered (unintelligible) NTE, providing experts to examine and advise CI records setup, Langosch briefing, and upcoming talks with ODYOKE reps on Castro agents and travel info)..."

104-10183-10257: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONNAIRE PART 11 - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

11/12/64: AMMUG-1 PRQ Part II from CI/OA to C/WH/SA/CI: ..."3. List other case officers who have handled subject or whom he knows..."Giles E. Corrigan as Larry Nelson..."

104-10165-10149: AMCORE-2 HAS RECEIVED BACKING OF PARTIDO LIBERACION NACIONAL (PLN)

10/24/66: Cable from Withheld to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMCORE MHSPAWN: "1. AMCORE-2 met by (REDACTION) using alias Larry Nelson on 23 Oct..."

104-10071-10194: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: "NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN LUDWIG STARKE AND ROLANDO MASFFERER WITH A VIEW TOWARD MUTUAL SUPPORT FOR PROJECTED REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS

02/23/68: Report Cover Sheet from Withheld: Reporting Officer: Giles E. Corrigan, Reports Officer: Christine T. Rathwick, Approving Officer: Giles E. Corrigan:

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