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O'Mailia Family of West Virginia and Ohio

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Re: O'Mailia Family of West Virginia and Ohio

Posted: 30 Oct 2012 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
To Patricia Flaherty and all other relatives

I am finishing my book "Love and War in Cuba"

and it dedicates a chapter to James Joseph O'Mailia, in Cuba he was CIA Agent "Pepe" (Joseph is Jose in Spanish, and Pepe is the common knickname for Jose).

The title of the Chapter is "Mr. O’Mailia was a hero"

Mr. O'Mailia was a friend and colleague of my father Leonard Daley and they both taught at St. Georges High School in Havana. Of course O'Mailia also taught at Santo Tomas de Villanueva University in Havana.

He was arrested by the Castro goons a little before the Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)

He was tortured but he never talked....

When he died the CIA presented his widow with a plaque honoring him for this.

I would like to know everything about him that anybody can remember.... Patricia Flaherty sent me some info years ago and a grandson also named James Joseph O'Mailia sent some more info recently.

An application for additional information has been made to the CIA but they have not provided information yet...

Laurence Daley

Professor Emeritus

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jmkennerly 23 May 2002 5:41PM GMT 
jmkennerly 23 May 2002 6:15PM GMT 
barbsmith05 24 May 2005 11:33PM GMT 
Patricia 26 May 2005 2:03AM GMT 
drifter1225 4 Jul 2007 8:45PM GMT 
William O'Mailia 11 Jul 2003 1:29PM GMT 
Miles J. O'Mailia 5 Feb 2004 2:21PM GMT 
srpapone 4 Jun 2007 2:51AM GMT 
daleyl 31 Oct 2012 3:00AM GMT 
mccarthydm09 9 Jan 2015 10:21PM GMT 
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