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Good Day.... From the NYT (a.k.a. the "'Drive-by' Dying Dinosaur")....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/washingt...amp;oref=slogin

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Letter by Oswald Is Found With Late Senator's Papers

By JAMES BARRON

Published: November 14, 2007

The box had sat untouched in the attic of a Washington house until

recently, when the sale of the house forced some cleaning out, some

poking around in long-overlooked places.

Inside the box was a manila file folder headed: "Lee Harvey Oswald."

Inside the folder was a handwritten letter that Oswald had sent from

Russia, complaining that the Soviet Union would not grant him an exit

visa to the United States. It was addressed to Senator John Tower of

Texas, who had lived in the house with his second wife in the 1980s.

The other items in the folder are all typewritten - letters from Mr.

Tower to the State Department, letters from the American consul in

Moscow to Oswald, letters from the State Department to Mr. Tower, and

brief memorandums from Mr. Tower's staff after the assassination of

President John F. Kennedy as Mr. Tower defended himself against the

impression that he had helped clear the way for Oswald's return to

this country.

A Texas company plans to open an online auction of the items, perhaps

as early as today. The company, EasySale, maintains that the letters

are originals, not copies like the ones that are among Mr. Tower's

papers at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Tex. A handwriting

expert hired by the company to examine the Oswald letter concluded

that the tight script was Oswald's.

The Oswald letter to Mr. Tower, who died in 1991, is undated but was

widely quoted after the Kennedy assassination and again in the Warren

Commission report in 1964.

It began as an appeal from a constituent: "My name is Lee Harvey

Oswald, 22, of Fort Worth up till October 1959," when, he wrote, he

had gone to the Soviet Union "for a residential stay."

After explaining his visa problem, Oswald wrote, "I beseech you,

Senator Tower, to rise [sic] the question of holding by the Soviet

Union of a citizen of the U.S., against his will and expressed

desires!!"

According to the Warren Commission report, a caseworker in Mr. Tower's

office forwarded the letter to the State Department under a cover

letter that was "machine signed by the Senator."

A copy of the cover letter was in the attic folder, and made clear

that Mr. Tower's office was simply passing along Oswald's plea. "I do

not know Mr. Oswald or any of the facts concerning his reasons for

visiting the Soviet Union; nor what action, if any, this government

can or should take on his behalf," the letter said.

Mr. Tower is known to have given the file to the Warren Commission for

copying, but the originals were considered missing, said Kathryn

Stallard, the archivist of the John Tower Library at Southwestern. "We

have all been looking for this," Ms. Stallard said.

EasySale's chairman and chief executive, David J. Edmondson, said that

the house, in the Kalorama section of Washington, had been owned by

Mr. Tower's second wife, Lilla Burt Cummings Tower, a Washington

lawyer, who died in 1993. Mr. Edmondson said she and Mr. Tower lived

in the house in the early years of the Reagan administration. They

divorced in 1987, and two years later, when the first President George

Bush nominated Mr. Tower to be secretary of defense, her statements

about her former husband's excessive drinking helped cost him the job.

Mr. Tower denied the accusations, but the Senate rejected the

nomination.

The issue of Oswald's return to the United States dogged Mr. Tower

after the Warren Commission report was released. The file in the attic

contained a letter that Mr. Tower wrote to Secretary of State Dean

Rusk in March 1964, as well as Rusk's reply: "It is not now, and has

not in the past been, the position of the State Department that Mr.

Oswald was allowed to return to this country as a result of your

forwarding to the Department Mr. Oswald's letter to you."

Mr. Edmondson described EasySale as "an online consignment company"

that picks up items worth at least $50 that people no longer want.

"This is certainly unusual," he said. "This is unusual versus the

average things people have laying around their house."

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Best Regards in Research,

Don

Don Roberdeau

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, "Big John," Plank Walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

ROSEMARY WILLIS 2nd Headsnap; Westward, Ultrafast, & Directly Towards the "Grassy Knoll"

Dealey Plaza Professionally-surveyed Map Detailing Victims locations, Witnesses, Photographers, Suspected trajectories, Evidentiary artifacts, etc

President KENNEDY "Men of Courage: 4 Principles" speech, and a portion of fellow researchers and my research & discoveries, 1975 to present

T ogether

E veryone

A chieves

M ore

TEAMWORK.gif

for the United States

DHS3elevatedYELLOW.gif

"Drehm seemed to think the shots came from in FRONT OF or BESIDE the

president."

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness, quoted only minutes after the attack, and while he was still

standing within Dealey Plaza (11-22-63 "Dallas Times Herald,"

appeared only in the fifth & final daily edition, which mis-spelled

his name)

"Another eyewitness, Charles Brehm, said he was 15 feet away from the

President when he was shot.

'He was waving, then the FIRST shot hit him and that awful look

crossed his face.' "

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness (quoted to the "Associated Press," 11-22-63)

"When the President's automobile was very close to him and he could

see the President's face very well, the President was seated, but was

leaning forward when he stiffened perceptibly at the same instant what

appeared to be a rifle shot sounded. According to BREHM, the

President seemed to stiffen and come to a pause when another shot

sounded and the President appeared to be badly hit in the head. Brehm

said when the President was hit by the SECOND SHOT, he could notice

the President's hair fly up, and then roll over to his side, as Mrs.

KENNEDY was apparently pulling him in that direction.

BREHM said that A THIRD SHOT FOLLOWED and that all three shots were

relatively close together. BREHM stated that he was in military

service and he has had experience with bolt-action rifles, and he

expressed his opinion that the three shots were fired just about as

quickly as an individual can maneuver a bolt-action rifle, take aim,

and fire three shots.

BREHM stated he definitely knew that the President had been shot and

he recalled having seen blood on the President's face. He also stated

that it seemed quite apparent to him that the shots came from one of

two buildings back at the corner of Elm and Houston Streets."

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness, in his FBI statement, 24NOV63

"I saw a piece fly over in the area of the curb where I was

standing. .... It seemed to have come LEFT and BACK. .... Sir,

whatever it was that I saw did fall, both, in that direction, and,

over into the curb there."

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness during his 1966 videotaped "Rush To Judgment" interview,

describing an object he saw traject behind and to the left of

President KENNEDY (the same back and to the left direction that

KENNEDY's head and torso also quickly moved) simultaneously with the

head explosion

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Good Day.... From the NYT (a.k.a. the "'Drive-by' Dying Dinosaur")....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/washingt...amp;oref=slogin

<QUOTE>

Letter by Oswald Is Found With Late Senator's Papers

By JAMES BARRON

Published: November 14, 2007

The box had sat untouched in the attic of a Washington house until

recently, when the sale of the house forced some cleaning out, some

poking around in long-overlooked places.

Inside the box was a manila file folder headed: "Lee Harvey Oswald."

Inside the folder was a handwritten letter that Oswald had sent from

Russia, complaining that the Soviet Union would not grant him an exit

visa to the United States. It was addressed to Senator John Tower of

Texas, who had lived in the house with his second wife in the 1980s.

The other items in the folder are all typewritten - letters from Mr.

Tower to the State Department, letters from the American consul in

Moscow to Oswald, letters from the State Department to Mr. Tower, and

brief memorandums from Mr. Tower's staff after the assassination of

President John F. Kennedy as Mr. Tower defended himself against the

impression that he had helped clear the way for Oswald's return to

this country.

A Texas company plans to open an online auction of the items, perhaps

as early as today. The company, EasySale, maintains that the letters

are originals, not copies like the ones that are among Mr. Tower's

papers at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Tex. A handwriting

expert hired by the company to examine the Oswald letter concluded

that the tight script was Oswald's.

The Oswald letter to Mr. Tower, who died in 1991, is undated but was

widely quoted after the Kennedy assassination and again in the Warren

Commission report in 1964.

It began as an appeal from a constituent: "My name is Lee Harvey

Oswald, 22, of Fort Worth up till October 1959," when, he wrote, he

had gone to the Soviet Union "for a residential stay."

After explaining his visa problem, Oswald wrote, "I beseech you,

Senator Tower, to rise [sic] the question of holding by the Soviet

Union of a citizen of the U.S., against his will and expressed

desires!!"

According to the Warren Commission report, a caseworker in Mr. Tower's

office forwarded the letter to the State Department under a cover

letter that was "machine signed by the Senator."

A copy of the cover letter was in the attic folder, and made clear

that Mr. Tower's office was simply passing along Oswald's plea. "I do

not know Mr. Oswald or any of the facts concerning his reasons for

visiting the Soviet Union; nor what action, if any, this government

can or should take on his behalf," the letter said.

Mr. Tower is known to have given the file to the Warren Commission for

copying, but the originals were considered missing, said Kathryn

Stallard, the archivist of the John Tower Library at Southwestern. "We

have all been looking for this," Ms. Stallard said.

EasySale's chairman and chief executive, David J. Edmondson, said that

the house, in the Kalorama section of Washington, had been owned by

Mr. Tower's second wife, Lilla Burt Cummings Tower, a Washington

lawyer, who died in 1993. Mr. Edmondson said she and Mr. Tower lived

in the house in the early years of the Reagan administration. They

divorced in 1987, and two years later, when the first President George

Bush nominated Mr. Tower to be secretary of defense, her statements

about her former husband's excessive drinking helped cost him the job.

Mr. Tower denied the accusations, but the Senate rejected the

nomination.

The issue of Oswald's return to the United States dogged Mr. Tower

after the Warren Commission report was released. The file in the attic

contained a letter that Mr. Tower wrote to Secretary of State Dean

Rusk in March 1964, as well as Rusk's reply: "It is not now, and has

not in the past been, the position of the State Department that Mr.

Oswald was allowed to return to this country as a result of your

forwarding to the Department Mr. Oswald's letter to you."

Mr. Edmondson described EasySale as "an online consignment company"

that picks up items worth at least $50 that people no longer want.

"This is certainly unusual," he said. "This is unusual versus the

average things people have laying around their house."

<END QUOTE>

Best Regards in Research,

Don

Don Roberdeau

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, "Big John," Plank Walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

ROSEMARY WILLIS 2nd Headsnap; Westward, Ultrafast, & Directly Towards the "Grassy Knoll"

Dealey Plaza Professionally-surveyed Map Detailing Victims locations, Witnesses, Photographers, Suspected trajectories, Evidentiary artifacts, etc

President KENNEDY "Men of Courage: 4 Principles" speech, and a portion of fellow researchers and my research & discoveries, 1975 to present

T ogether

E veryone

A chieves

M ore

TEAMWORK.gif

for the United States

DHS3elevatedYELLOW.gif

"Drehm seemed to think the shots came from in FRONT OF or BESIDE the

president."

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness, quoted only minutes after the attack, and while he was still

standing within Dealey Plaza (11-22-63 "Dallas Times Herald,"

appeared only in the fifth & final daily edition, which mis-spelled

his name)

"Another eyewitness, Charles Brehm, said he was 15 feet away from the

President when he was shot.

'He was waving, then the FIRST shot hit him and that awful look

crossed his face.' "

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness (quoted to the "Associated Press," 11-22-63)

"When the President's automobile was very close to him and he could

see the President's face very well, the President was seated, but was

leaning forward when he stiffened perceptibly at the same instant what

appeared to be a rifle shot sounded. According to BREHM, the

President seemed to stiffen and come to a pause when another shot

sounded and the President appeared to be badly hit in the head. Brehm

said when the President was hit by the SECOND SHOT, he could notice

the President's hair fly up, and then roll over to his side, as Mrs.

KENNEDY was apparently pulling him in that direction.

BREHM said that A THIRD SHOT FOLLOWED and that all three shots were

relatively close together. BREHM stated that he was in military

service and he has had experience with bolt-action rifles, and he

expressed his opinion that the three shots were fired just about as

quickly as an individual can maneuver a bolt-action rifle, take aim,

and fire three shots.

BREHM stated he definitely knew that the President had been shot and

he recalled having seen blood on the President's face. He also stated

that it seemed quite apparent to him that the shots came from one of

two buildings back at the corner of Elm and Houston Streets."

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness, in his FBI statement, 24NOV63

"I saw a piece fly over in the area of the curb where I was

standing. .... It seemed to have come LEFT and BACK. .... Sir,

whatever it was that I saw did fall, both, in that direction, and,

over into the curb there."

(my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness during his 1966 videotaped "Rush To Judgment" interview,

describing an object he saw traject behind and to the left of

President KENNEDY (the same back and to the left direction that

KENNEDY's head and torso also quickly moved) simultaneously with the

head explosion

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/brehm.htm

CHARLES F. BREHM, 1619 Kings Highway, was interviewed at his residence at which tme he furnished the following information:

When the President's automobile was very close to him and he could see the President's face very well, the President was seated, but was leaning forward when he stiffened perceptibly at the same instant what appeared to be a rifle shot sounded. According to BREHM, the President seemed do to stiffen and come to a pause when another shot sounded and the President appeared to be badly hit in the head. BREHM said when the President was hit by the second shot, he could notice the President's hair fly up, and then roll over to his side, as Mrs. KENNEDY was apparently pulling him in that direction.

BREHM said that a third shot followed and that all three shots were relatively close together.

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Always have had a preference for the testimonies of those who have actually been under fire.

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Don,

There's something in your "signature" that caught my attention from day one, where you are apparently quoting from different newspaper accounts--

"Drehm seemed to think the shots came from in FRONT OF or BESIDE the president."

(Don's EMPHASIS)

[...]

(Brehm) "also stated that it seemed quite apparent to him that the shots came from one of

two buildings back at the corner of Elm and Houston Streets."

______________________________________________

How could the shots have come "from in front of or beside the president" if they came "from one of the two buildings back at the corner of Elm and Houston streets?" Did Brehm contradict himself or was he misquoted by the newspaper(s) or is there an explanation that can logically take both of Brehm's observations/conclusions into account?

--Thomas

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