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Pseudonym: Patrick, Jerry

Gerald Patrick Hemming, a CIA source within the Domestic Contact Division beginning in 1960. Also used the alias Gerry Patrick.
2/12/63 - 1993.06.28.14:01:40:530510 - Hemming describes himself as writing spending long hours writing reports for CIA operatives after his return from Cuba. He and his group passed on intelligence to "FBI, ONI, etc."


10/12/60 memo to Hendrickson from Index (Thorne): "Re Jerry P. Hemming, Jr., Security Division has granted ad hoc clearance thru "Confidential". Security checks will be completed."


7/4/61 Miami Herald article by David Kraslow. Article reveals both his alias Jerry Patrick and his real name (misspelled).


9/1/61 recruitment letter from Gerry Patrick on behalf of Interpen. "We feel that Americans would be in a better position to defend their country if they were trained in the arts of guerrilla warfare and survival...we are accepting only those veterans that were Special Forces trained as Guerrilla Warfare instructors, survival, parachute qualified, etc."

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8/2/62 handwritten memo from Col. Patchell to General Edwin Lansdale: "In follow up on Jerry Patrick Hemming - the CIA has a dossier about an inch thick - as far as they are concerned he is OK - he is not their man but covers through his actions much of their action. They consider him helpful to their cause." Attached at p. 4 is a 7/22/62 Miami Herald article by Jerry Buchanan: "Anti-Castro Cubans and their American supporters have been forced to drop plans for a large guerrilla warfare training camp near New Orleans...the site, on the north edge of Lake Pontchartrain 40 miles north of New Orleans, was donated this spring by an anonymous US businessman. The training of anti-Castro Cubans and the camp itself was to have been commanded by Gerry Patrick Hemming, a 25-year old soldier of fortune well known to Cubans here. The stop order came from the Cuban Revolutionary Council's Miami headquarters...(Luis Rabel confirmed the camp was ordered closed)...before public knowledge of the camp became too widespread and the Council wanted to dodge any connection with a large scale operation on which the US State Dept and Central Intelligence Agency would frown."


August 1962-April 1963: Gerry Hemming claims he lived on No Name Key during this time. See1993.07.27.09:30:32:310600 - p. 141 - After training at No Name Key for 6 months, 13 men arrested for planning a guerrilla attack on Cuba. Hemming was the leader, also arrested were Ronald P. Ponce de Leon, Havana; William J. Dempsey, Ontario, Canada; Lawrence J. Howard, Edwin A. Collins, Justin J. Wilson, William Seymour, Edmund Colby, Joseph C. Garman, Ramigio Arce, Roy E. Hargraves, all of Miami; and James A. Lewis and Eleno O. Alvares, both of North Miami. Arrested on Sombrero Key, near Marathon.

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2/28/63 Miami Herald report: "Castro Raided British Isle, Seized Cubans, Lawyers Says" - "(Attorney Charles Ashmann claimed) that Castro troops invaded a British isle (note: Elbow Cay) to capture eight exile raiders who had stolen two boats from Cuba. The raiders had killed at least seven Castro militiamen before escaping with the boats...one of the captured men was identified as Eleno Oviedo Alvarez, one of the 13 who trained on No Name Key and were arrested, then cleared on alleged Neutrality Act violations. Their apparent leader was Gerry Patrick Hemming and all 13 were represented by Ashmann. Sources named six others captured in the raid on Cuba as: Juan Rhttps://www.maryferrell.org/php/crypsuedit.php?type=pseudo&id=PATRICK_JERRY#eyes Morales, Juan Morales, Pasqual Armando Morales, Augustin Viscaino Pino, Eumelio Biera Olimeda and Domingo Martana Alvarez. The eighth was not immediately identified."


1962-1963:"A new era began...on January 1, 1959, Cuban President General Fulgencio Batista was overthrown ...No Name Key being relatively isolated and no permanent residents...was about to be involved in this second revolution - the Bay of Pigs (La Batalla de Giron)...not just NNK, but...throughout southern Florida, especially Miami, the Everglades and the Keys...No Name Key possibly was involved supporting General's Castro revolution. With no access other than by water, it offered an out-of-site temporary stop-over...Cuban activity on No Name Key being in four episodes: 1) ...the preparation for the Bay of Pigs (April 1961); 2) Scenarios for the rescue and return of captured Bay of Pigs prisoners; 3) Small and random 'Revenge' operations; 4) Before and After excursions relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis... Quietly, revolutionary activity picked up through out the Florida Keys, but no place more than on No Name Key (no one was living there) (as) stories flew via 'The Coconut Telegraph.' Most stories had at least a small reference or inference, to the CIA. Little is known as written fact, but participants occupied Keys such as Linderman Key, Lignumvitae Key, and a place known as 'Dynamite Docks' on Key Largo. Marinas began installing heavy duty steel surveying equipment, or camera, mounts in 'Go Fast' boats. New acronyms such as Interpen, IPF (International Penetration Force), FRD (Democratic Revolutionary Front), (Alpha 66), Omega 7, Commandos L, etc. were being used in the local media...The residents of Big Pine Key were almost daily aware of strange activities. Probably the most aware were the owners and operators (1953) of the "Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp", Russell and Katherine (Katy) Oettle. There is little doubt that (Hemming, Roy Hargraves), Joe Garman and Howard Davis were participating in training activities for Cuban revolutionaries at No Name Key in 1962...(& Bill Dempsey & Ronald Ponce de Leon) in 1963."

1993.08.03.18:56:26:750039: BIO MATERIAL ON HEMMING, HALL, HARGRAVES

8/27/64 memo from James R. Murphy, Chief, Contact Division, OO to Chief, Personnel Security Division, OS, Attn: Mr. Steven Kuhn, Mr. Edward Bunn: "This division has no objection to your revealing that Subject is a source of this Agency, provided the FBI does not disclose his identity outside the Bureau." Also see page 35: "HEMMING was approved for an ad hoc clearance on 6 March 1961 and was the source of 15 contact reports on Cuba...HEMMING is also known as JERRY PATRICK."

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