James Richards Posted May 4, 2006 Share Posted May 4, 2006 (edited) I have just discovered that Tommy Corcoran helped establish the Citizens' Committee for a Free Cuba on 6th May, 1963. Others involved in this project was Clare Boothe Luce, Edward Teller, Leo Cherne, Christopher Emmet, General S. L. A. Marshall, JosephBeirne, Irving Brown, Jay Lovestone, Ernest Cuneoand Dr. Buell Gallagher. (John Simkin) So not to divert the 'Tommy Corcoran' thread, I have taken the liberty to start a new one regarding Leo Cherne, who in my opinion is a very interesting character. Amongst other things, Cherne was a member of a 17 person body known as the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. In 1976, President Ford named John Connally and Melvin Laird as part of its make-up which also included, Robert E. Murphy, Steven Ailes, George Anderson Jr., Lyman Lemnitzer, Edward Bennett Williams, Leslie Arends, William J. Casey, Gordon Gray, William O. Baker, John S. Foster, Robert W. Galvin, Edward H. Land, Clare Booth Luce and Edward Teller. Cherne also had a very chummy relationship with journalist Dickey Chapelle who was one to get right amongst the action. She went on an anti-Castro mission with Felipe Vidal Santiago and Roy Hargraves during the late summer of 1963. There was an alleged interview she had with Vidal post assassination that has never seen the light of day. Obviously that is something one would like to get their hands on. Speculation is that Vidal was not amused with government policy toward Cuba and expressed his views. Vidal was executed in 1964 after being captured on a raid into Cuba and Chapelle stepped on a land-mine while on patrol with some Marines in Vietnam during 1965. Chapelle and Leo Cherne below. James Edited May 5, 2006 by James Richards Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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