Grayston Lynch

Grayston Lynch

Grayston L. Lynch (born 14 June, 1923) in Victoria, Texas, the son of an oil driller, was one of the two CIA agents who commanded the faction of the army that went to war in the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The other agent was William "Rip" Robertson.

Military Service

Lynch lied about his age and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1938 and was assigned to 5th Cavalry at Fort Clark, Texas. During WWII he was assigned to the Second Division as platoon sergeant. During D-day he landed at Omaha Beach and then fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he was seriously wounded. He served in the Korean War with the Second Division as Second Lt., promoted to First Lt., wounded at Battle of Bloody Ridge. Later served in Laos with 77th Special Forces Group as Captain, retiring from them in 1960.

Education

Lynch received a BA degree in political science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1953.

CIA career

In 1960 he joined the CIA working under Theodore Shackley.

He wrote a book, "Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs", based on his experience leading the rebel Brigade 2506.

External links

* [http://www.fiu.edu/~fcf/bpigtestam.html Miami Herald article (1998)]
* [http://www.warofwits.net/author.html War of Wits Publishing Ltd] Biographical Data on Lynch's own website
* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKlynchG.htm Spartacus Educational]


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