Pseudonym: Teegast, Wade
Another cable on the same day stated that IDENTITY A was David Smock and IDENTITY B was David Phillips.
David Smock, as C/WH/2, wrote a memo in March of 1974 on Joseph Merola.
10/29/63: Cable from La Paz to Director (Info: Mexico City, Port-au-Prince): "Chief, KUDOVE (Clandestine services of CIA) approved Wade I. Teegast (IDENTITY A), now COS Prince, as replacement for Pataker (Jim Flannery). Pataker's next assignment is Mexico City. Teegast should arrive La Paz early January 1964, and after suitable overlap, Headquarters desires Pataker defer home leave until next summer and transfer direct to Mexico City where he replaces Walter B. Bracton (IDENTITY B). ODACID (U.S. State Department) transfer orders being requested now for Pataker, and home leave orders will be requested later date next year."
10/29/63: Cable from La Paz to Director (Info: Mexico City, Port-au-Prince) (Orig: Oostroek, WH/Personnel): REF: DIR 79075. "IDEN A: David Smock. IDEN B: David Phillips."
04/07/67: CIA document: ..."Reinvestigation Program: A. Neigborhood - 10207 Forest Avenue, Fairfax, Va. B. Interview subject's supervisor: Dave Smock, 5337, 3B (note: 2627 scored out) 17 HQ."
12/08/69: Cable from Director to Cable Secretariat (Orig: Trudi Anderson, WH/7/DR): "Please relay MEXICO CITY 2038, IN 97595 (copy attached) to Santo Domingo." Releasing Officer: William V. Broe, C/WHD. Coordinating Officer: Ernest Tsikerdanos. Authenticating Officer: David L. Smock, C/WH/7.
03/20/70: Cable from Director to Port au Prince (Orig: J. Mullen, WH/7/HT): RYBAT: REF: PORT AU PRINCE (IN 043873): Authenticating Officer: David L. Smock, C/WH/7.
01/15/74: Memo from David L. Smock, C/WH/2 to Domestic Collection Division Support Branch/Operational Support Section (Attention: Shaun P. Ryan): Subject: CIA Operative in El Salvador: "1. Reference is made to your memorandum number HH 25826, dated 8 January 1974, citing a Miami Field office report MIN-006-74. 2. Headquarters would be interested in any Miami office comments regarding Source's reliability. Information available in Headquarters files would lead one to question his bona fides. In addition we would request Source be asked to identify his contact in El Salvador who is an alleged employee of the Salvadoran Secret Service."
01/17/74: Cable from Director to Withheld (Info: WH/Miami): (Orig: Patti Burke, WH/2/GS): Releasing Officer: James E. Flannery, C/WHD. Coordinating Officers: DCD: Shaun Ryan (draft). WH/PERMS: W. Laybourne (draft). C/WH/COG: O. Bathe (draft). Authenticating Officer: David L. Smock, C/WH/2.
03/11/74: Memo from David L. Smock, C/WH/2 to Domestic Collection Division (Attention: Shaun P. Ryan): "1. On 10 January 1974 the WH/2/GS desk received the referenced memorandum from the Domestic Collection Division indicating the Miami field office had been in contact with one Joseph R. Merola. Merola had just returned from a business trip to El Salvador; and he reported that a friend of his had identified a Mr. Gremillion in the Political Section of the American Embassy in San Salvador as a suspect CIA representative. Headquarters traces on Joseph R. Merola indicated that on several occasions in the past Merola had claimed that he was a CIA agent. The Chief of Station, the Mr. Gremillion referred to above, was recently questioned regarding any embassy contact with Merola while the latter was in San Salvador. The COS stated that both within the embassy community and at social functions Merola had frequently referred to his contact with the CIA, past and present. He also volunteered this information to a former station contact. 2. In light of the above, it would appear that Merola had taken advantage of his agency contacts in an inappropriate manner to the potential embarrassment of the San Salvador station. We would, accordingly, appreciate that this be given due consideration in your assessment of the advantage of your continued contact with him." - - - Taken to together these two documents take out all the redactions: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=223294#relPageId=1
03/22/74: Memo from Jackson R. Horton to Chief, Domestic Collection Division: ATTN: Chief, WH/2, David L. Smock: Subject: Joseph R. Merola: