Knowledge Identifier: +Frank_Sturgis
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (32%), Florida (18%), Cuba (16%)
Linked to: Soviet Union, Democratic Party, International Armament Corporation, Old Dominion University
On October 5, 1942, in his senior year of high school, 17-year-old Frank Angelo Fiorini joined the United States Marine Corps and served under Col. "Red Mike" Merritt A. Edson in the First Marine Raider Battalion in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War
Honorably discharged as a corporal in 1945, he joined the Norfolk, Virginia police force on June 5, 1946
On November 9, 1947, Fiorini joined the United States Naval Reserve at the Norfolk, Virginia Naval Air Station and learned to fly while still working at the tavern
He was honorably discharged on August 30, 1948 and joined the United States Army the next day
Returning to Norfolk, Virginia in 1952, he took a job managing the Cafe Society tavern, partnered with its owner, Milton Bass, to co-purchase and manage The Top Hat Nightclub in Virginia Beach
In 1959, Sturgis became involved with Marita Lorenz, who was having an affair with Fidel Castro
Sturgis further testified that while he had often heard of "Eduardo," a CIA political officer who had been active in the work of the Cuban Revolutionary Council in Miami prior to the Bay of Pigs operation in April 1961, he had never met him and did not know until 1971 or 1972 that "Eduardo" was E. Howard Hunt
Hank Greenspun - On June 17, 1972, Virgilio González, Bernard Barker, James W. McCord, Jr., Eugenio Martínez and Frank Sturgis were arrested while placing electronic devices in the Democratic Party campaign offices in an apartment block called Watergate, in Washington, D.C. It later emerged that people working for President Richard Nixon wanted to wiretap the conversations of Larry O'Brien, chairman of the Democratic National Committee
The Rockefeller Commission of the U.S. Congress in 1974 investigated Sturgis and E. Howard Hunt in connection with the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy
According to the 1975 Rockefeller Commission report, Hunt testified that he had never met Sturgis before they were introduced by Bernard Barker in Miami in 1972
In August 1978, Victor Marchetti published an article about the assassination of John F. Kennedy in the Liberty Lobby newspaper, "The Spotlight"
In 1989 he visited Yassir Arafat in Tunis
As a result of obtaining depositions from David Atlee Phillips, Richard Helms, G. Gordon Liddy, Stansfield Turner and Marita Lorenz, plus a skillful cross-examination by Lane of E. Howard Hunt, the jury decided in January 1995 that Marchetti had not been guilty of libel when he suggested that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated by people working for the CIA.
After the death of Hunt in 2007, Howard St. John Hunt and David Hunt stated that their father had recorded several claims about himself and others being involved in a conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy