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Pseudonym: Raynock, Nelson

Definition:
Nelson L. Raynock was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Henry D. Hecksher.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10177-10038: HKH-1754 POUCHED INDICATES SIZEABLE REBEL FORCES

10/31/58, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. HKH-1754 pouched 30 Oct indicates sizeable rebel forces now operating Sierra Escambray including one well-organized group Ortodoxos, Autenticos, students called Second National Front Escambray (1400) and two minor groups Revolutionary Directorate (100) and 26 of July (164) latter under Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. 2. Source above has offered arrange visit front of any observer, free access William Alexander Morgan, American member front high command. 3. Suggest HQs consider use subject DIR 47640 (OUT 3210)* or other suitable agent visit front furtherance AMUTTER objectives. Station agrees Raynock's suggestion in MKSA-201 this area be given special attention by Project AMUTTER. CS Comment: *Stated HQs considering (REDACTION) for use AMUTTER under natural cover as free lance writer."

104-10180-10147: DISPATCH-ATTACHED IN TRIPLICATE IS PRQ PART II FOR SUBJECT FOR WHOM AN OPERATIONAL APPROVAL IS REQUESTED.

05/18/60, Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD: Subject: Operational AMIRE-1, PRQ Part II: "Attached in triplicate is PRQ Part II for Subject for whom an Operational Approval is requested. (Signed) Nelson L. Raynock." Page 2: ..."Section I. Contact and Development: Subject, a Cuban by birth and an American citizen by naturalization, applied for employment in various agencies in Washington, D.C. This may have included Headquarters itself but this is not known for certain; nevertheless, his application came to Headquarters attention, and the Station was alerted to his qualifications. Contact was made by Nelson L. Raynock, and subject was subsequently recruited..."

104-10308-10158: MEMO: THE OP THAT FAILED/MRR.

08/16/62, Memorandum from Nelson L. Raynock to Chief, Task Force W: "1. On 14 August 1962, Victor Martinez Zambrano (Handwritten note: No 201), A 12 829 951, born 22 January 1933, Havana; Miami address: c/o Cuban Refugee Center, was interviewed. 2. Source was an asylee in the Argentine and Brazilian Embassies and left Cuba and lived in Argentina and Brazil. Prior to that he was a hot-shot activist of the MRR in Havana. His chief was Jorge Fundora Hernandez who was apprehended by the Cuban security forces and executed in November 1961...3. During the summer of 1961, after Playa Giron, the source was approached by 'El Mejicano', an MRR leader. He asked the source if he could again repeat the good work he did at Canasi and provide another reception group for a sea operation. The source said that by this time the situation had so changed that he told 'El Mejicano' that he was out of his cotton-picking mind, that such operations were now impossible. 4. In September 1961, the source organized the operation which failed, the plan to assassinate Carlos Rafael Rodriguez. He got 9 men together and set up am ambush along the Via Blanca in Matanzas Province. He explained that he placed two men up in front as spotters. Four more were on one side of the highway, and further down the road he placed the remaining men to finish off the job in case everyone else missed. The lookouts, he said, spotted Carlos Rafael, but one of the fellows, the one who carried the hand grenade, pulled the pin prematurely, and the grenade went off. The man with the grenade was critically wounded, another was killed, and 'Chuchu' was wounded in the leg. All who could ran. The source went back to Havana, and eventually went into asylum. He believes 'Chuchu' is in the United States, and one Joaquin Roberto Fuentes is in exile in Brazil, re MAR activities...(Signed) Nelson L. Raynock."

104-10241-10144: CABLE: 23 JUNE REUTEMAN, ZAMKA AND RAYNOCK MET AMBIDDY-1

06/26/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: "1. 23 June Reuteman, Zamka and Raynock met AMBIDDY-1 to placate his impatience go Washington, D.C. and resolve problems incident to implementation AMWORLD. 2. Meeting highly satisfactory. AMBIDDY-1 accepted premise AMWORLD progressing satisfactorily but concept complicated and requires ironing out details. Most AMBIDDY-1 questions relate to future uncertainty whether he will maintain some type organization WAVE area. This necessary for intel and commo purposes according AMBIDDY-1. Station officers told AMBIDDY-1 that he can present each of his problems case by case to AMWORLD officers and each will be resolved in accordance with overall concepts. 3. Remainder of meeting AMBIDDY-1 given guidance to prepare for pending Washington, D.C. meeting. Told to prepare personnel lists with biog data and try to obtain some concept of pending AMWORLD logistical needs." This dispatch, 05/20/63, covers a similar meeting between the four men in April, 1963: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=21240&search=NELSON_L.+RAYNOCK#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10241-10131: NOTES FOR YOUR MEETING WITH AMBIDDY-1 DURING WEEK FROM 1 JULY 1963

06/28/63, Memorandum from Henry D. Hecksher to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 3: "3. It should be stressed to A-1 that I, representing you, am from now on his sole American contact..."

104-10240-10320: CABLE RE: 16 JULY MANUEL ARTIME HELD PRESS INTERVIEWS SEPARATELY WITH

07/18/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: ..."2. Subsequent to interviews Artime told Nelson L. Raynock he thought interviews went very well although newsmen did try inject trick questions. For example, Artime said he questioned re association or contact with Fort Bragg, a guerrilla training center..."

104-10075-10183: JMWAVE CABLE RE REGULAR SHIPMENT OF ENVELOPES

11/22/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMBASE: "1. Require shipment regular, non-airmail locally purchased envelopes (requested by alias Nelson L. Raynock on latter's recent visit station MEXI) for referenced use. Total of 900 regular envelopes needed complete November quota. If shipment not already en route, PLS forward to JMWAVE soonest. 2. It is requested that station MEXI forward to JMWAVE on the first of each month, beginning with 1 December, 450 airmail and 450 regular locally purchased envelopes on continuing basis until further notice. This figure present AMBASE monthly requirement. If preferable to station MEXI, 2 or 3 months supply may be forwarded at one time."

104-10104-10052: CABLE RE CONTACTS WITH AMHIM-2

06/29/70, Cable from WH/Miami to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMHIM: "1. No Case Officer from WH/Miami has ever met AMHIM-2 (Augustin Alles Soberon). Following JMWAVE Case Officers met AMHIM-2 in alias only: Nelson L. Raynock (Note: Henry D. Hecksher), Clyde K. Shryock (Note: Probably Thomas Hazlett), Keith G. Bongirno. 2. AMHIM-2 was fully aware of JKLANCE (CIA) sponsorship of AMHIM organization. 3. We have quit claim and secrecy agreement signed by AMHIM-2 upon termination on 31 May 1970. 4. File: 19-126-41, 201-355653. GP-1."

Larry Hancock, Nexus: The CIA and Political Assassination (2012), p. 62

..."Henry Hecksher (alias Nelson L. Raynock, Henry Boyson...

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