This is Ed Coyle's interview before the ARRB. He gives a a good account of the George Nonte weapons investigation. He also reveals his relationship with the FBI, SS, Hosty, and Dallas PD. He was 5 blocks down from the TSBD and had to "rescue: James Powell who was trapped in the TSDB.
Coyle was primarily responsible for all security inspections for both military & contract personnel for the 112th. As a collateral duty, he was the 112th's liaison officer, meaning he would serve as the contact to other agencies. He told me that I need to understand the role of army intelligence at that time. According to Coyle, the Army had more resources at it's disposal than the FBI. He said the FBI would continuously obtain information on various organizations from information which groups like the 112th obtained. He said that in the event of Marshall Law, the head of Army Intelligence would be in charge of activities, so the Army had good relations with many agencies & at all levels. I asked Coyle for a general description of his actions on 11/22/63, to which he said the following:-he was on duty that day-he met with Jim Hosty of the FBI & a guy (he can't remember the name right now) from the ATF that morning at the ATF building to discuss a non-JFK related operation they were working on-when the meeting ended (around the time the motorcade was approaching the downtown area), he & Hosty were walking at which point Coyle asked Hosty if he was interested in standing on Main Street so they could see JFK...Hosty said he needed to stop by the bank & then left Coyle...Coyle stood on Main Street waiting for the motorcadeas the motorcade approached where he was standing (approximately 5 blocks from Dealey Plaza), he saw JFK but is embarrassed by the fact he didn't really pay any attention to Jackie or the Connally's because he was surprised that JFK's head appeared to be so out of proportion to his body-after the motorcade passed, he proceeded to his office building where he bumped into his supervisor named Lt. Steve Weiss while traveling the stairwell...They decided to have lunch & proceeded to stop by their office for a moment when they heard reports on the radio about the shooting-he thought it was a shame that Hosty took a lot of heat re: the assassination & (not of his doing) he wasn't even really part of the security preparations...
In telephone conversation with Mr. Stephan Weiss (former lieutenant in 112th INTC Group Dallas office at time of the assassination, and former supervisor of Ed Coyle), Doug Horne was told by Weiss that he now desires not to discuss his assassination recollections any further. ARRB staff is preparing a letter to Mr. Weiss encouraging him to meet with Gunn/Horne during their visit to Texas.8. On March 11, Wray, Barger and Masih met with Office of Naval Intelligence officials at ONI's Suitland headquarters.
I have only one puny comment: the letter can be construed as saying that Weiss has refused to discuss with us ANYTHING from the Montague call. However, if I understand his most recent stance correctly, it is that he doesn't want to talk about whatever-it-is that happened in 1982. I think that, as a matter separate from prying out any secrets he might have regarding the 1982 incident, we still want to pursue with him a fuller, more detailed account of his experiences on 11/22/63 and information about the 112th INTC Group. I think it would be advisable to make this distinction -- and maybe it's a way to make sure you do see him in Houston (i.e. if the other matter is still unresolved, use the Houston session to talk strictly about the assassination and his experiences, thus getting that information on the record AND presumably doing some confidence building at the same time to make him more amenable to opening up on the other topic. . .)