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Hey Harry,

What can you tell us about Guy Gabaldon? What little I know:

1. friend of Loran Hall.

2. Had an appartment in Mexico City

3. Hall was his campaign manager in 1964

4. Had a movie made based on him - From Here to Eternity

Dave

Hi,David

Guy 'Gabby' Gabaldon, Mexican American,Los Angeles,California.

Late 1950s/early 1960s Movie Hell To Eternity, starring actor

Jeffrey Hunter. Next during news interveiw called for a force of

armed Veteran Marines/Military to organize to invade Cuba. This

effort was broken-up by L.A. FBI agents, all took their arms and

dispursed on friendly terms. Others clung to Gabaldon and his

ideal, one was Larry Howard,soon came Lorenzo Hall then several

others drifted in from the San Gabriel Valley L.A. county towns

and cities. It should be noticed that of those mentioned in

the ant-Castro/anti Kennedy activities most including Hemming

where from this area. I soon on became involved with the Gabaldon

group, with Howard, Hall and some of the others, while keeping the

the L.A. bureau advised. I did not know Hemming personally, but

Hall and Howard travel'd cross country with him,all returning here

often to raise funds for No-Name Key anti-Castro actions. Howard

and I were on friendly terms, Hall was not so with most of us.

There is to much to relate here re; other, later higher-up connections,

and Gabaldon's Mexico City area operations and schemes that included

them. So on to your questions.

Gabaldon ask me to become his campaign manager, I declined, telling him

he should recruit Hall, as he spoke Spanish well. He did so, later bitterly

blaming Hall for his loss. In that race Gabaldon was facing another, but well

intrenched Republican, he could not have won.

Gabaldon used/screened his movie as a recruiting tool around the country

it was the case in Phoenix,Az where Billy Seymour came into the picture.

Sorry, David I must beg-off further for now.

Hope this answered some of your questions.

H. Dean

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Hey Harry,

What can you tell us about Guy Gabaldon? What little I know:

1. friend of Loran Hall.

2. Had an appartment in Mexico City

3. Hall was his campaign manager in 1964

4. Had a movie made based on him - From Here to Eternity

Dave

Hi,David

Guy 'Gabby' Gabaldon, Mexican American,Los Angeles,California.

Late 1950s/early 1960s Movie Hell To Eternity, starring actor

Jeffrey Hunter. Next during news interveiw called for a force of

armed Veteran Marines/Military to organize to invade Cuba. This

effort was broken-up by L.A. FBI agents, all took their arms and

dispursed on friendly terms. Others clung to Gabaldon and his

ideal, one was Larry Howard,soon came Lorenzo Hall then several

others drifted in from the San Gabriel Valley L.A. county towns

and cities. It should be noticed that of those mentioned in

the ant-Castro/anti Kennedy activities most including Hemming

where from this area. I soon on became involved with the Gabaldon

group, with Howard, Hall and some of the others, while keeping the

the L.A. bureau advised. I did not know Hemming personally, but

Hall and Howard travel'd cross country with him,all returning here

often to raise funds for No-Name Key anti-Castro actions. Howard

and I were on friendly terms, Hall was not so with most of us.

There is to much to relate here re; other, later higher-up connections,

and Gabaldon's Mexico City area operations and schemes that included

them. So on to your questions.

Gabaldon ask me to become his campaign manager, I declined, telling him

he should recruit Hall, as he spoke Spanish well. He did so, later bitterly

blaming Hall for his loss. In that race Gabaldon was facing another, but well

intrenched Republican, he could not have won.

Gabaldon used/screened his movie as a recruiting tool around the country

it was the case in Phoenix,Az where Billy Seymour came into the picture.

Sorry, David I must beg-off further for now.

Hope this answered some of your questions.

H. Dean

Thanks Harry. Good info. Interesting that it was Gabaldon that got Seymour interested.

Dave

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Harry,

Did you ever cross paths with Dave Robbins from the DACA?

James

James,

Yes, I knew and associated with Dave Robbins at great lengths.

He worked for Fluor Corp.in L.A. area. He arranged for me to give

an anti-Castro speach there to employees 1963.

More importantly Dave was the agent between Rousselot

of {JBS} and DACA. DAC was Gabaldon's org. until merged with

the Birch Society via Rousselot, to then become DACA.

DAC...Drive Against Communism

DACA...Drive Against Communist Aggression

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Thanks, Harry. That is terrific information.

You mentioned in an earlier post that you suggested to Gabaldon to recruit Loran Hall as his campaign manager. Apart from the fact that Hall could speak fluent Spanish, was there any other reasons in particular?

Also, did you ever hear Seymour pass any derogatory comments about JFK?

Cheers,

James

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Thanks, Harry. That is terrific information.

You mentioned in an earlier post that you suggested to Gabaldon to recruit Loran Hall as his campaign manager. Apart from the fact that Hall could speak fluent Spanish, was there any other reasons in particular?

Also, did you ever hear Seymour pass any derogatory comments about JFK?

Cheers,

James

I suggested Hall, to Gabaldon as a campaign manager by way of

attempting to 'ease my way out' and avoid further contacts with

them. Past actions by most of the group including Gabaldon,

involved in those pusedo anti-Castro efforts went out of business.

I did not meet Billy Seymour he was simply just another adventurer

introduced through Gabaldon in to the anti-Castro activities of Hall and the

others.

H.Dean

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I suggested Hall, to Gabaldon as a campaign manager by way of

attempting to 'ease my way out' and avoid further contacts with

them. Past actions by most of the group including Gabaldon,

involved in those pusedo anti-Castro efforts went out of business.

I did not meet Billy Seymour he was simply just another adventurer

introduced through Gabaldon in to the anti-Castro activities of Hall and the

others. (Harry Dean)

Thank you, Harry. I appreciate your replies which provide a valuable insight into what was going on at the time. Excellent stuff.

And Wim, I had long hair until about 6 months ago. My wife finally convinced me that the 70's were actually over. :D

James

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I suggested Hall, to Gabaldon as a campaign manager by way of

attempting to  'ease my way out'  and avoid further contacts with

them.  Past actions by most of the group including Gabaldon,

involved in those pusedo anti-Castro efforts went out of business. 

I did not meet Billy Seymour he was simply just another adventurer

introduced through Gabaldon in to the anti-Castro activities of Hall and the

others. (Harry Dean)

Thank you, Harry. I appreciate your replies which provide a valuable insight into what was going on at the time. Excellent stuff.

And Wim, I had long hair until about 6 months ago. My wife finally convinced me that the 70's were actually over.  :D

James

James,

What brought up the info. on Dave Robbins, do you know his location,or

other info. on him.

Also, how does one correct spelling misteaks on here? I mean me of course.

Thanks,

H.Dean

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What brought up the info. on Dave Robbins, do you know his location,or other info. on him. (Harry Dean)

Harry,

Robbins name came up in a conversation I was having with these Cuban guys here. It was regarding Robbins' relationship to Loran Hall and some discussions these guys had (and others) regarding assassinating JFK. One of these Cubans believes Hall knows what went down in Dallas and should be interviewed. I believe Hall and his son are doing some serious prison time in Kansas for drug related crimes (please someone correct me if I'm mistaken here).

Recalling the story of Hall getting Hemming's rifle (Johnson) out of hock and supposedly being in Dallas, and Hemming's attempts to implicate Hall, sounds like both men were a bit worried about what the other knew and went on the attack.

Anyway, I don't know where Robbins is or if he is still alive but he sure would be an interesting character to track down.

I asked about Seymour as the suggestion was made that originally he may have been a dangle for the ONI. Hemming claimed much later that he was reporting to them. FWIW.

James

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What brought up the info. on Dave Robbins, do you know his location,or other info. on him. (Harry Dean)

Harry,

Robbins name came up in a conversation I was having with these Cuban guys here. It was regarding Robbins' relationship to Loran Hall and some discussions these guys had (and others) regarding assassinating JFK. One of these Cubans believes Hall knows what went down in Dallas and should be interviewed. I believe Hall and his son are doing some serious prison time in Kansas for drug related crimes (please someone correct me if I'm mistaken here).

Recalling the story of Hall getting Hemming's rifle (Johnson) out of hock and supposedly being in Dallas, and Hemming's attempts to implicate Hall, sounds like both men were a bit worried about what the other knew and went on the attack.

Anyway, I don't know where Robbins is or if he is still alive but he sure would be an interesting character to track down.

I asked about Seymour as the suggestion was made that originally he may have been a dangle for the ONI. Hemming claimed much later that he was reporting to them. FWIW.

James

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