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Joseph Backes

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  1. Yeah, that sounds right. We have to be grateful we got what we got from normal, amateur photographers. Think of all the different types of camera and film that was used. Photography is a difficult skill to master. I'm glad it was in the analogue era. I've collected a few of the camera types, the specific make and models that the more well known films and photographs were taken in. I think Elsie Dornan, if I got that name right, also did not look through the viewfinder. She took film looking out a window in the TSBD. I kind of wish I could somehow go back in time and tell them how to us
  2. Well, first of all LBJ wasn't in a limo. It was a 1964 Lincoln 4 door convertible. A 1964 model would be introduced in October of 1963. You know, I don't think there is one of LBJ's car leaving Dealey Plaza. The best you're going to get is Willis 6. Randy Owen has a great photographic timeline site. It's a little bit tricky to use. You have to click and hold on the little scroll button otherwise it'll speed through nearly the whole thing. There is a film near McIntyre's position beyond Dealey Plaza where children are seen waving at the approaching motorcade who were unaware t
  3. I think Col. West was talking about the ROTC program. That's the Reserve Officers Training Corps. I went to a high school that had a junior version of this. If I went to a college that had a ROTC program and took those courses I could have entered the U. S. Army as an officer. My high school had a junior high, which is the 6th and 7th grade level. So, I had 6 years of JROTC. That was enough of that nonsense for me. I've read where the ROTC really started much earlier than people think. Wikipedia has an entry on it. However, it wasn't really what we think of it today, I would argue
  4. I'm still not seeing anything about Stuart Reed been in military intelligence. Maybe there's something in the more recently released files. I find only 3 docs for Stuart Reed in the NARA JFK Database. 1.) 124-10002-10140 - Open in full in 1992 2.) 124-10245-10444 - Open in full in 1992 3.) 124-10013-10447 - Open in full in 1992 None are available on the Mary Ferrell site. If you do a name search for Stuart Reed there are some hits. A CIA doc, which is a copy of an FBi doc, then a FBI doc, and some others. I've seen Stuart Reed's middle initial as H, L, and J
  5. Jim, Here's how. SA Henry J. Oliver learned that a photography store in Dallas, Dyna Color Corporation, had 35mm slides from Stuart J. Reed. That led to his daughter, then an address in New Orleans, then that he had set sail for the Panama Canal Zone where he worked. Joe
  6. Jim, according to this document the FBI went out to the ship he was on which left New Orleans and was on its way to the Panama Canal or to the Panama Canal Zone where he worked and spoke with him. It's rather amazing considering how much in Dallas they ignored.
  7. So, these are the Stuart Reed photographs. So, I'm not aware of Stuart Reed being with military intelligence. Was he?
  8. Hello, Jim DiEugenio mentioned on Len Osanic's "Black Op Radio" show, show #954, aired August 29, 2019, that there was a guy from military intelligence taking photographs of the bus Oswald was supposed to be on and the street the Texas theater is on. Does anyone have more information on this? Thanks.
  9. Ed, What are you quoting from? Where did you get this? And do you have more information about this woman and her death? Thanks.
  10. I have a blog where I'm transcribing all the presentations that John Newman gave. Eventually, I will have it linked with the documents he used in his presentations. If you know of a presentation that John made that I do not have a transcript of please let me know about it. And, if possible please send me a videotape, DVD, or audio recording of it and I will transcribe it and put it up as soon as I can. Thanks. The Presentations of John Newman.
  11. Newman is, without doubt, a heavy hitter. Has he, or will he be, joining the forum? His next book has been reported as entitled "JFK and Cuba." Any word on a publisher or a publication date? As far as I know John has abandoned this project. Maybe he will take it up again some day. I think he wanted to devote more time to his family and his job as a teacher. I haven't seen him in years. The last time I saw him was at Archives II. I believe I was there with Malcolm Blunt, Ed Sherry and another friend and we all saw John at another table going through documents. This was more than 10 yea
  12. Robin, I think you're being a little misleading with this. The record Dulles is referring to, as the one he wants destroyed, is the transcript of this Executive Session of the Warren Commission, and not records pertaining to Oswald being an FBI agent. This issue is not new. Harold Weisberg wrote about it, a whole book, based solely on this topic, Whitewash IV in 1974. He reprinting the whole transcript 37 years ago. So, I don't understand the point of this posting. Joe Backes
  13. John, Have you read John Newman's book "JFK and Vietnam?" If you haven't, you should.
  14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System There are 4 color photos of a grey jacket that NARA has made available The description in the 3rd photo is interesting: Gray man's jacket with M size collar, laundry mark 30, zipper opening, name tag created in California, MAURICE HOLMAN". On inside of jacket are initials of police officers WEB and GMD. There is also a laundry tag on bottom of jacket B 9738. Joe Backes
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