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    Patrick Hoy

    Douglas, See also this 2007 Education Forum thread on Malcolm Jerry Hoy: Steve Thomas
  2. From Jefferson Morley: "The QAnon conspiracy theory is a psychedelic mushroom planted in the fertile manure of the Warren Commission. This mind-altering proposition grows in the gloom of anonymous chat groups. It is then stimulated by the bright lights of social media. And finally it is harvested and ingested by Trump cultists eager to prolong the alt-reality buzz that commenced on January 20, 2017. But it all began on November 22, 1963." https://www.salon.com/2018/08/16/qanon-why-we-have-the-cia-partly-to-thank-for-the-craziest-conspiracy-theory-yet_partner/ Steve Thomas
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    New document releases 2017

    Mike, And who would have a .38 special that he couldn't get ammo for down in Mexico? It implies that he is not a local. Steve Thomas
  4. For what it's worth... http://www.marzone.com/7thMarines/Faq0001.htm United States Marine Corps VietNam-era Military Occupational Specialty Codes MOS 6741 Aviation Electronics Operator I can't read the other MOS number from 1957. If that's a 6400 number, there are no 6400's in that list of MOS codes.. Steve Thomas
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    New JFK search tool

    Paul, It's a parody. Steve
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    New JFK search tool

    http://therevolvinginternet.com/ Steve Thomas
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    Old Dallas Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center

    http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/25039-george-lumpkin/?page=2&_fromLogin=1ow “I don't know if this has been discussed, but the link below is to a 1966 Richardson (Texas) Daily News article that describes George Lumpkin as “Commandant of the 4150th ARSU Dallas United States Army Reserve School”. https://newspaperarchive.com/tags/george-lumpkin/?pc=24581&psi=94&pci=7&pt=23960&ob=1/ Department and Agency Codes http://trac.syr.edu/data/fedstaf/agencode.html ARSU U.S. Army Southern Command With respect to George Whitmeyer, Winston Lawson told the HSCA that Whitmeyer "taught army intelligence." There were two reserve training centers in Dallas. Muchert Reserve Center 10031 E. Northwest Highway, Herzog Reserve Center at 4900 S. Lancaster. "Mr. Lawson acknowledged that Lt. Col. George Whitmeyer, who was part of the Dallas District U.S. Army Command, who Lawson said "taught Army Intelligence" 1/31/78 HSCA interview of Secret Service agent Winston Lawson (RIF#18010074-10396) Jules E. Muchert Army Reserve Center 10031 E. Northwest Highway This Property was a part of the original boundaries of White Rock Lake Park. The City of Dallas sold the Property to the Federal Government in 1956 for an Army Reserve Training Center Site. http://www3.dallascityhall.com/committee_briefings/briefings0607/QOL_061107_muchert.pdf That pdf has some nice pictures in it. Steve Thomas
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    Old Dallas Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center

    Dallas Morning News 11-16-1965 10 Dallas reserve Units Included In Inactivation By Gene Ormsby Fourteen Army Reserve units in Dallas, including 10 in the 90th Infantry Division, are scheduled to be inactivated immediately, Major Gen. William R. Calhoun commander of the Eighth U.S. Army Corps said Monday in Austin. Steve Thomas
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    Old Dallas Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center

    Hood County News-Tablet from Granbury, Texas · Page 8 July 8, 1965 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/57597412/ “Gets Texas National Guard Commission Gary T. Grogan of Rising Star, technician with the local Soil Conservation Service office, received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Texas N'ational Guard in ceremonies at the Municipal'. Auditorium in Austin Saturday evening, June 1). He was awarded his commission at the conclusion of a Texas Officer Candidate School which he attended at Camp Mabry, Texas. He was assigned to the 1st Bn,. 142nd Inf., Brown-wood, Texas, as battalion antitank platoon leader. Presentation of the diplomas was made by Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Bishop, Texas adjutant-general, Major. Gen: .. William. R. Calhoun commanding , general of the Eighth U.S. Army Corps, was the speaker for the evening. So, in 1965 you've got a Major General commanding the Eight th Army Corps, but in 1967 it's being commanded by a Colonel? Something's not quite right here. Steve Thomas
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    McIntyre Photo Ellis or Bellah?

    John, This is weird. Army Intelligence? Water cooler? From the Weisberg Collection... http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/E%20Disk/Ellis%20Starvis%20Major/Item%2001.pdf Steve Thomas
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    Old Dallas Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center

    So, is it 50 radio stations, or 500 radio stations? Or, had the number grown by that much? Facebook posting by an unknown author. https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateGuard/posts/1576889535692221 Texas State Guard September 27, 2017 · Title: “How about a little bit of HISTORY of the Texas State Guard? “ “With the advent of the Cold War, The Texas State Guard Reserve Corps (TSGRC) was given additional duties — those specific to statewide radio communications and civil defense. By 1951, the TSGRC had 50 fixed radio stations and over 100 automobiles throughout the state – almost all were funded at the personal expense of the operators and heavily used during many natural disasters. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qqt01 Texas State Guard. By William C. Wilkes and Mary M. Standifer "In the 1950s the Signal Corps of the Texas State Guard Reserve Corps embraced 500 radio stations statewide. These provided valuable communications assistance to civil authorities and the Red Cross in times of natural disaster." Steve Thomas
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    Old Dallas Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center

    Jim, Thanks for the input. As far as the Army Reserve Magazine magazine article, I think it's the VIIIth Corps, not the VIIth. See Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · December 5, 1967 Page 16 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/6092576/ DALLAS (API — "Col. Jack A.:, Crichton.) commanding officer of the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment, was awarded the Legion of Merit Monday night on' his retirement from the Army- Reserve after 30 years of service. The medal was presented in a ceremony by Col. Robert D. Of-; fer, (sic) commander of the VIII U.S. , Army Corps at Austin. An oil man and petroleum consultant, Crichton organized his Reserve unit in 1956 and has been its only commander. The award cited him for "exceptionally outstanding service" as commander and for the preparation of a series of military intelligence studies. As far as Offer goes, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of a Colonel being the commanding officer of an army corps. Usually that goes to a major-general or something. I'm also having trouble locating information on Offer himself. There was a Robert D. Offer, Jr. who served in Vietnam, but, so far, I haven't found anything that connects a Robert D. Offer to Texas." It's got to be something connected to the Reserves, rather than the Active Army. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/512-viii-corps/ "The Eighth returned to the United States in August of 1945 after having fought in five campaigns and was inactivated on December 15th, 1945, at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. Post-World War II Not long after deactivation, VIII Corps was once again slated for activation. It was activated as part of the organized reserves. For almost the next twenty years, VIII Corps remained in the role of training soldiers for overseas deployment. VIII Corps was deactivated in April 1, 1968." Just for the heck of it, here's a brief mention in an April 9, 1964 Longview, TX News-Journal newspaper . At that point, Crichton was running unopposed as the Republican candidate for Governor in the 1964 election. (Sorry for the OCR rendering - it was hard to make out at times). Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas April 9, 1964 page 5 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/186118616/ "Crichton Blasts 'Police Power Bill During Visit Gets Award attributed widely to the oil and gas publications. Gov. George C. Wallace's heavy vote in the Wisconsin primary Tuesday showed that the people in the North as well as FORT WORTH ... Crichton of Dallas, unopposed candidate for governor, declared Shreveport. He is a committee chairman in the Dallas County Civil defense set up and holds - - publican leaders and others. Crichton said, ' He has been active in Republican circles in Dallas many years, and he occupies downtown offices as an Independent oil executive, and engineer. Crichton was educated at Byrd High School, Shreveport, and was awarded various petroleum and engineering degrees from Wichita Institute of Technology and SMU. His career as a geologist and engineer was interrupted by World War II, in which he served as a field artillery intelligence officer and special agent of the OSS. Now with the rank of colonel, he is commanding officer of the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment, U. S. Army Reserve." Steve Thomas
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    Old Dallas Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center

    Vince, Notice the top right hand corner. Letter also by Boise Smith WRR transmitter building. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qqt01 Texas State Guard. By William C. Wilkes and Mary M. Standifer "In the 1950s the Signal Corps of the Texas State Guard Reserve Corps embraced 500 radio stations statewide. These provided valuable communications assistance to civil authorities and the Red Cross in times of natural disaster." Statement by Colonel John W. Mayo, Chairman of City-County Civil Defense and Disaster Commission at the Dedication of the Emergency Operations Center at Fair Park. http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/fallout/docs/may241961a.jpg This Statement appeared on the Civil Defense and Disaster Commission letter head co-signed by Boise Smith, WRR transmitter Building at Fair Park. WRR was a city-owned radio station. In the Batchelor's Exhibit CE5002 https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh19/pdf/WH19_Batchelor_Ex_5002.pdf , Boise Smith is listed as a Deputy Chief of Police (along with Lumpkin, Stevenson and Batchelor) and as the Director of the Civil Defense and Disaster Commission. As such, he reported directly to Curry. See this statement by Mayo decrying the artists being displayed at the Art Museum http://washingtonbabylon.com/bunker-command-center-jfk-assassination-merely-worlds-interesting-basement/ "In March of 1955, Col. John W. Mayo, commander of the Dallas Metropolitan Post No. 581 of the American Legion, sent a communication to the Trustees of the Art Museum decrying many of the Museum’s policies and saying that the Post objected ‘to the Museum patronizing and supporting artists … whose political beliefs are dedicated to destroying our way of life." In this same website, it says, " An online exhibit by the Dallas City Hall provides the following historical summary of WRR, the station-of-choice for Dallas-Fort Worth highbrows since 1964, when it switched to an all classical format. Until the departments had their own internal support, WRR supplied and maintained all radio equipment for Police, Fire, Park and Recreation, Water, Public Works, and the former Health Department. At its peak it furnished dispatching services for Dallas County, Cockrell Hill Police Department, and private ambulance services (in the days before 911). WRR discontinued these adjunct services in 1969." "In his book, Family of Secrets, veteran reporter Russ Baker notes: http://washingtonbabylon.com/bunker-command-center-jfk-assassination-merely-worlds-interesting-basement/ Facebook posting by an unknown author. https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateGuard/posts/1576889535692221 Texas State Guard September 27, 2017 · Title: “How about a little bit of HISTORY of the Texas State Guard? “ “With the advent of the Cold War, The Texas State Guard Reserve Corps (TSGRC) was given additional duties — those specific to statewide radio communications and civil defense. By 1951, the TSGRC had 50 fixed radio stations and over 100 automobiles throughout the state – almost all were funded at the personal expense of the operators and heavily used during many natural disasters. With the federalization of the Texas National Guard during the Berlin Crisis in 1961, 71 Texas National Guard Armories were left vacant and a great amount of state property unprotected. To address this, elements of the TSGRC were organized as Texas State Guard Security Units. These units were assigned to the 49th Armored Division and the 11014th Transportation Company, manning their respective armories until these units were returned to their state mission one year later.” From Bill Kelly. JFK Countercoup blog July 22, 2012 http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2012/07/shenanigans-at-dallas-state-fairgrounds.html “On April 1, 1962, Dallas Civil Defense, with Crichton heading its intelligence component, opened an elaborate underground command post under the patio of the Dallas Health and Science Museum. Because it was intended for ‘continuity-of-government’ operations during an attack, it was fully equipped with communications equipment. Stringfellow and Biggio were working the police radio at the Fairgrounds on 11/22/63 “Army Apparently didn't tell Commission of Oswald's Alias” Dallas Morning News March 19, 1978 in the Weisberg Collection http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/F%20Disk/FBI/FBI%20Records%20Release%2012-7-77%20News%20Accounts/Item%20069.pdf “However, (Bill) Biggio, who was directing police intelligence communications at the Fair Park office the day of the assassination...,” Former Dallas police Capt. W. P. Gannaway, who commanded the special service bureau in which Biggio worked, said if Army intelligence in San Antonio or Dallas "had any information pertaining to Oswald, we didn't know about it." “Don Stringfellow, a fellow police intelligence officer working with Biggio at the Fair Park office, was named as the source of information in a secret cable the night of Nov. 22 from Army intelligence in Texas to the U.S. Strike Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. The cable said that information "obtained from Oswald revealed that he had defected to Cuba in 1959 and is a card-carrying member of the Communist Party." THIS CABLE, containing false information, was sent to an Army-Air Force operation set up three years earlier to provide a quick-reacting strike force in case of enemy attack. “ Forum Members might also be interested in perusing the Minutes of the Dallas Park Board, e.g. [Dallas Park Board Minutes, Book 7] Page: 677 https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth532599/m1/677/ Steve Thomas
  14. Vince, Could this person behind the fence be the person (or the hat of the person anyway ) captured in fame 413 of the Zapruder film? (see bottom center) Steve Thomas
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    Plaza Man: Bob Groden vs the City of Dallas

    "E pur si muove." Steve Thomas
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