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Pseudonym: Rochon, Sherwood

Definition:
Unknown identity. A dispatch in May of 1959 on AMBANG-1's (Manuel Ray Rivero) PRQ Part II stated that Sherwood P. Rochon was Woodrow C. Olien's (Jim Noel) predecessor, and A-1 also knew him as a U. S. State Department officer.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
The dispatch also mentioned that AMBANG-1 knew Wallace A. Growery (probably Earl J. Williamson). In addition, Rochon also approved two Field Information Reports by John P. Kempton in November, 1956, and June, 1957.
Sources:

104-10071-10066: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT ENTITLED "INTERVENTION OF CATTLEMEN'S FEDERATION

11/19/56: Field Information Report from Havana: Report No.: HKH-1376. Report Made By: John P. Kempton. Approved By: Sherwood P. Rochon. Source Cryptonym: AMBULL. On page 4 source was described as a "Cuban with good contacts in labor circles (C)."

104-10074-10138: COMMUNISM IN THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

06/11/57: Field Information Report from Havana: "Report No.: HKH-1502. Report Made By: John P. Kempton. Approved By: Sherwood P. Rochon...Subject: Communism in the Tobacco Industry. Source: Paragraphs 1 and 2 - AMBULL from Justo Quijano Martinez, director of the tobacco group of the Asociacion Cubana pro-Democracia. Paragraph 3 - AMBULL. Paragraph 4 - Samuel Powell."

104-10179-10087: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL AMBANG PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONAIRE PART II - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

05/29/59: Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD: PRQ Part II: AMBANG-1: "Section I: Contact and Development: Woodrow C. Olien met Subject in October 1958 when the latter was head of the Civic Resistance Movement in Habana. Three clandestine meetings were held with Subject prior to 1 January 1959, which, in addition to Olien and Wallace A. Growery, were also attended by Ignacio Mendoza, a member of NRC (civic resistance) who originally introduced Subject to Olien. Subsequent to 1 January 1959 Subject was given an important post within the revolutionary government and Olien has seen him only twice since then and on a social basis. Subject believes Olien to be a political officer of (REDACTION)...Subject knew Sherwood P. Rochon, Olien's predecessor, but also as an ODACID (U.S. State Department) officer. He had also met Wallace A. Growery."

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