Grayston L. Lynch
Grayston L. Lynch
Grayston, Karen and Frank
Authors Grayston & Karen Lynch with the former Commander of the Sixth Battalion of the 2506 Assault Brigade, Frank Montiel, at the April 17 Anniversary Commemoration of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in West Palm Beach, FL.
Grayston Lynch on his boat
During BBC shooting of documentary.
  • Born, Texas, June 14, 1923, Flag Day and the U.S. Army's birthday.
  • Bachelor of Arts (date 1953, degree in political science) University of Maryland.
  • Served in the United States Army from 1938 to 1960.
  • He was first assigned to the 5th (horse) Cavalry at Fort Clark,Texas.
  • Reassigned to the 2nd Division during World War II as a platoon sergeant.
  • Landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Was wounded twice, once seriously at the Battle of The Bulge.
  • Was awarded two Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, and the Bronze Star with V for Valor.
  • In Korea, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant, later as a 1st Lieutenant, with the 2nd Division where he was wounded in the battle of Bloody Ridge.
  • He was awarded a Purple Heart.
  • In Laos, he served as a Captain with the 77th Special Forces Group.
  • He retired from the United States Army Special Forces in 1960.
  • Joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked as a case officer for the Directorate of Operations from 1960 to 1973.
  • He served as case officer for the command ship Blagar in the 1960 invasion of The Bay of Pigs.
  • He was awarded the Intelligence Star, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Bay of Pigs invasion.
  • He served as case officer for CIA paramilitary operations from 1960-1973. He retired in 1973.
  • Author of Decision for Disaster; Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs (1998).
  • Movie rights optioned to Ron Howard and Universal Studios.
  • Featured guest on more than eight major TV documentaries on the Bay of Pigs invasion and related topics, including CBS's The CIA's Secret Army, and those produced by the BBC, Japanese Public Television, TV Marti, Oregon Public Television, to name a few.
  • Author of sequel to Decision for Disaster which is in the works.
  • Great American patriot and hero.
  • Grayston L. Lynch passed away August 8, 2008.
  • Eulogy by Rudy Enders

Karen A. Lynch
 karen a. lynch
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The cast of Cat Scanned.
Amy,Valentia and Karen
Amy, Valentia & Karen.
  • Bachelor of Arts (date 1994, double major in writing and political science), The University of Tampa (graduate of UT's Honors Program.)
  • Author of The Game of Lies.
  • Ghostwriter for Decision for Disaster; Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs)
  • Playwright - Cat Scanned (produced on stage 1994.)
  • Poet - published 2005-2006. See
  • Five years as editor & publisher of the John Wayne (Florida state) Chapter of the Army Special Forces international award winning newsletter.
  • Five years as editor and publisher of the Suncoast Chapter Association of the United States Army international award winning newsletter.
  • Two years as Assistant Editor and News Editor for the University of Tampa's paper The Minaret.
  • Winner of the Outstanding Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting.
  • Two years as graphic designer for The University of Tampa's Honors Journal.
  • Twenty five years as an international Thoroughbred breeder, for clients; bred two international champions, one million dollar stakes winner and the dam (mother) of the winner of the Prix de la Arc de Triomphe, the most prestigious horse race in Europe.
  • Twelve years as owner and breeder of Andalusian horses, including two National champions.
  • Author of Finn McCool, the Magic Leprechaun Cat Tales.
  • Twenty-two years as owner/operator of Cause for Feline Paws - Florida cat rescue.