Gerry Hemming Posted February 11, 2005 Share Posted February 11, 2005 (edited) In response to all of the heartfelt "Welcomes" to the Forum, I would like to say thanks to all of the long-time members. Last year "A. J." Weberman suggested that since I was soon to "Croak"; then I should "fesh-up" to my participation in numerous "Crimes-of-the-Century" - "get-if-off-of-one's-chest" is the term used here in the Colonies. Anybody who is interested in reading my somewhat caustic response to "AJ's" offer of large sums of money (in return for my "confessions") should indicate same on the Forum, and I will submit it posthaste. Wim Daankbar forwarded to me the latest Forum comments, but neglected to insert a remark or qualification? "AJ" believes that my demise is very imminent because he has learned that I suffer from some ailments which are considered "Terminal" -- but then again: Aren't we all "Terminal"?? Currently, and since 1996, I have suffered from Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Bronchitis, Diabetes (Type-2), Cervical Vert- abrae anomalies (C-4,5,6, Disc Ruptures, and Calcium Spurs) which in turn has caused Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- and therefore limits the opportunities of using a keyboard. So, most of the time on the PC is consumed with simple "Copy & Paste", which I send out to my associates & family members. I am wheelchair/housebound, and have only limited opportunities to venture about the Fayetteville, North Carolina scenery. That is: when the City wheelchair van takes me medical appointments at the Veterans Medical Center. Uh-oh, did I hear some giddy rejoicing mixed with deep-felt pity?? "...Serves him right, the bastard!!" I heard that!! And you will find many in agreement, especially from those with whom I have "crossed-swords" over the last 50 odd years. Why am I here?? What am I doing responding to queries about JFK, RFK, MLK, Jr., et al. - Well, for a dude who intended to be a career operator in Special Forces, it was NOT fate [nor intent] that has delivered me to this situation. When "Dame" J. Edgar Hoover pointed his finger at the No Name Key Group, it was his prime act of retribution for deeds that we had perpetrated against him two years previous. His "Out", when queried by two members of the Warren Commission as to the identities of the visitors to Sylvia and Annie Odio's during September 1963, was to lie and continue with his cover-up by scapegoating his longtime foes in Florida. He believed that since I and other in the InterPen Group had "unsavory" reputations, it would be an easy scheme to point his finger our way, and continue to befuddle the Commission. [Hoover attempted to guarantee that InterPen would be considered an "unsavory element" (having criminal) by inserting ex-convict informants/snitches into the Group on a frequent basis; thereby showing the world that we were a "suspect" entity. We routinely "played" the snitches, and fed them disinformation, which usually angered their handlers in the FBI, CIA, US Customs Service, et al. !!] Thus we gained the fabulous reputation of being liars/bullxxxx artists - as shown in the thousands of their declassified files since 1992. As a example, one of their early snitches was a Latino who claimed to be a Panamanian citizen, and upon request for ID proof, he produced a Panama Passport "issued in Trieste !!" We turned that document over to the O.N.I. case agents. When this "Beaner" clown was caught up in a tree in the Everglades, signaling towards the road with a flashlight, we sent him off on some harsh forced marches - and shortly thereafter, he twisted his ankle and wanted to go home to "Mommy" !! Hoover's focus on me personally [as being of unsavory character] was due to the following: In Cuba (1958 thru 1960) I was a member of Fidel's Rebel Army (later transferred to the Rebel Air Force); and under the orders of the late Chief of the "Ejercito Rebelde" (Rebel Army) Cmdte. Camilo Cienfuegos, I lead a team of former Rebels and defected Batista soldiers as a mobile execution squad. This was ordered by Cmdte. Cienfuegos (Cmdte "Comandante/Major/Commander"). It seems that Raul, "Che", Fidel, et al. felt that Rebel soldiers, by 1959 stationed in barracks ("Quartels") in their home-towns - would escape reprisals/vendettas by relatives of the condemned "War Criminals" if "Gringo-led" Firing-Parties/Squads" did the executions. However, this failed to quash the "drive-by" shootings (stabbings, grenade attacks, etc.) that we were experiencing throughout 1959. At La Cabana Fortress in Havana (Habana), this task was assigned to one of Cmdte. Ernesto "Che" Guevara Lynch's combat commanders in the Sierra Maestra - Capt. (Capitan) Herman Marks. Herman defected back to the U.S. during 1960. Jumping ahead to 1962, just before "The Cuban Missile Crisis", Bobby Kennedy had suffered a series of insults and blackmail threats from the perpetual head of the F.B.I. - "Dame" J. Edgar Hoover !! At that time, some of our Cuban associates, veterans of Brigade 2506 (Brigada de Asalto 2506) - having evaded capture at the Bay of Pigs; were oftentimes living at RFK's home ("Hickory Hill") on Chainbridge Road, playing "touch-football" and keeping "Camelot" up-to-date on the Cuban scene. "Dame" Hoover ordered Bobby to present himself at the Director's office for a "briefing". [said offices of RFK & FBI were then located in the old Dept. of Justice Building] Upon arrival, RFK was immediately threatened with exposure - i.e., that both he and his brother would be disgraced if the FBI released ALL of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s photographs and files it possessed. Hoover threw a dozen or more files and photos on his desk, and reportedly, Bobby was stunned !! Shortly thereafter, RFK asked his Cuban friends to contact their best operators [Not traceable back to him] who might gather evidence enough to force "Dame" Hoover to "back-off". Guess who got the job "toot-sweet"?? During early 1962 [after my return from California] I was approached by a Brigade 2506 Intelligence Officer. He was then visiting at "Hickory Hill" and dating Pam Turner, "Jackie's" appointments secretary (East-Wing of the White House). He asked if my guys might come up with some proof of Hoover's "Sins-of-Commission-or-Omission". We dispatched two of our "Outfit" connected [Chicago Mob] guys up to "Chi-Town" -- with a duffle/sea-bag full of Marijuana for bartering purposes. In short order they returned with sample of the evidence needed. What was delivered to RFK, and later thrown on Hoover's desk (this time)??!! High quality photos [which passed all of the forgery/fakery tests]: (1) Hoover performing oral sex on Adlai Stevenson's boyfriend; (2) Hoover dancing-about in a red dress at a homosexual conclave; (3) Hoover prancing about with nude queers -- dressed in a NAZI SS uniform [complete with ribbons & badges]. Hoover immediately surrendered all of his Kennedy, et al. files to RFK shortly thereafter. [Jack Mohr later claimed he had possession of duplicates taken from Hoover's "disappeared" confidential files] It took Hoover's "Retainers" about six months to trace this RFK "Coup d'grace/d'main" back to InterPen. He, according to insiders, vowed consummate revenge against us "perps". His principal act of revenge was placing me, and some of my associates, in harm's way. This was accomplished by "setting-us-up" to be involved in the "Security Detail" which welcomed JFK at Miami Int'l Airport on Monday afternoon, November 18th, 1963. One of the original plans was to assassinate JFK, et al. at MIA, and leave us dead or dying on the tarmac near Air Force One. We foiled this by disobeying instructions - arriving at the airport unarmed. We had discovered that a back-up squad of assassins was ensconced in the bushes on the airport expressway median. And that they were armed with some deadly weapons, including a 57mm Recoilless Rifle. These were the same weapons that I had purchased from Rich Lauchli in Collinsville Illinois some weeks previous - and were supposedly scheduled to be inside Cuba before the end of the Summer of '63. The guy who arranged for the weapons buy was one of the "Hickory Hill" touch-football players. Because we alerted John McCone [then DCI], JFK was transported to Miami Beach via helicopter rather then by the planned motorcade. Hoover's next big shot at revenge came during September 1964, upon demand by two members of the Warren Commission that: The Silvia Odio/Oswald visit issue be resolved or they wouldn't "sign-off" !! Hoover's girls surfaced their long faithful and trusted "snitch", Loran Eugene "Skip" Hall [the unearned "war-name" Lorenzo Passillo translates as: Hallway in Spanish is "Passillo", while Lorenzo is the equivalent of Lawrence. was bestowed upon him by active Castro double-agents. These two Castro double-agents were Manolo Aguilar and Enrique Molina Rivera. Molina Rivera later "disappeared?" while flying with Rorke and Sullivan during September '63 -- after picking up Oswald and flying him from New Orleans to Merida, Mexico for further infiltration inside Cuba. For those who have done their research, there is no necessity in going into the details of what I did in Miami on the day of JFK's assassination. A few days after 11/22/63, a lone FBI Special Agent [previously assigned two years before as case agent] dropped by my apartment [alarming the neighbors by loudly proclaiming his identity upon my asking who was knocking at the door]; and asked some perfunctory questions. He was simply inquiring if I, or any of my team, might have something to say about the murder. I responded in the negative, and he rose to depart. I asked: "...Is that all you want to know?" He responded: "...That is all I was ordered to ask !!" At that point in time I felt the first inklings that something was amiss, that maybe somebody was cover-ing-up something -- but, then again, I tried to convince myself that it would take a considerable amount of investigating before any real conclusions might be reached. I continued with the preparations for a run inside Cuba, commanded by Felipe Vidal Santiago, and partially financed by the late lady War Correspondent, Dickey Chapelle [$15,000]. End of Part 1 [NOTE: It is now Monday, February 7th, and I have been working on this missive for about a week. Saturday, I had an telephone interview with Tim Gratz (Key West, Florida); and I presume that he will no doubt cover my identification of the two Cubans who took Oswald to visit with Silvia Odio during September of Edited February 11, 2005 by Gerry Hemming Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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