- Grayston Lynch
Grayston L. Lynch (born 14 June, 1923) in
Victoria, Texas, the son of an oil driller, was one of the two CIAagents who commanded the faction of the army that went to war in the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The other agent was William "Rip" Robertson.
Lynch lied about his age and enlisted in the
U.S. Armyin 1938 and was assigned to 5th Cavalry at Fort Clark, Texas. During WWIIhe was assigned to the Second Division as platoon sergeant. During D-dayhe landed at Omaha Beachand then fought in the Battle of the Bulgewhere he was seriously wounded. He served in the Korean Warwith the Second Division as Second Lt., promoted to First Lt., wounded at Battle of Bloody Ridge. Later served in Laoswith 77th Special Forces Group as Captain, retiring from them in 1960.
Lynch received a BA degree in political science from the
University of Maryland, College Parkin 1953.
In 1960 he joined the
CIAworking under Theodore Shackley.
He wrote a book, "Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs", based on his experience leading the rebel
* [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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