The Toledo Blade
February 28, 1960.
Breakup Is Made For Sake Of Unity
HAVANA, Feb. 27 (AP)—A revolutionary military group that helped overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista announced its dissolution today.
Maj. Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, commander of the Second Front of Escambray, said his group was breaking up in the interests of national unity.
The present strength of the military group that rose up in central Cuba during the revolution is not known. At the end of the revolt it was estimated at 5,000 men but a large number of these later transferred to Prime Minister Fidel Castro’s forces.
Up to the time of the dissolution the Second Front maintained a separate military identity and wore different insignia from Mr. Castro’s 26th of July Movement troops.
Mr. Menoyo and his chief lieutenant, Maj. William A. Morgan, formerly of Toledo, O., played leading roles in smashing a plot against Mr. Castro’s regime last August.
The two men posed as sympathizers of the counter revolutionary group that Mr. Castro has said was financed by his enemy, Dominican strongman Rafael Trujillo.
Major Morgan told friends he had resigned from the Second Front and was devoting his time to a government wildlife conservation project.