94. 7/5/1960

“EARLY JULY 1960: Exile forces being trained on Ussepa Island [Florida] are transferred to bases in Guatemala. They are taken to the Finca Helevetia owned by the Alejos brothers. There, ‘Mr. Karl,’ the CIA official in charge of the training, meets this group of exiles. Three Americans, Bill, Bob and Nick, are in charge of training exile members in radio communications. The diary of an unidentified brigadista [brigade person] on a radio team describes a daily routine that beings at 6:45am with calisthenics and running. At 8:45, classes in radio and telegram communications are conducted; at noon lunch is held; classes resume at 2pm and end at 6pm; dinner at 7pm and then a free evening to listen to the Voice of America or WRUL [radio] in New York, and to sneak a drink since alcohol is prohibited at the camp.” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

“The Bay of Pigs Invasion/Playa Giron: A Chronology of Events,” The National Security Archive, NSArchive2.gwu.edu

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