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Rome, Italy 1970-1972

Known as ‘Brigate Rosse’ in Italian, their main aim was to force Italy to leave the NATO alliance. To combat the Red Brigade, the CIA used the secret group of individuals they had planned and formed in the early 1950’s while dad was in Trieste. Initially, this group was part of a “stay-behind” volunteers in Western Europe, so that in the event of a Soviet invasion, they would gather intelligence, open escape routes and form resistance movements.

It was perhaps his most dangerous assignment given his cover. Had he been caught, I am sure the CIA would have denied any knowledge of his doings exposing him to a possible prison sentence or death.