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Jose A. Rivera, service number 513618, One of the doctors who performed the

autopsy on President John F. Kennedy after the assassination. File reviewed

by Assassination Records Review Board 1995. Vault Service File V2308

MR: I took the descriptions word for word from the NPRC descriptions from their

V-Files Listing. Any errors are theirs. I acknowledge that

unfortunately I am not well versed in the details of the JFK and MLK

assassinations. I should have had a caveat on those descriptions.

Sorry about that.My primary purpose was not to describe the people

but to encourage someone to get hold of their military files.

I hope you can take a look at these websites and let others know:

http://www.AirForceHistoryIndex.org

http://www.GovernmentAttic.org

http://www.GetGrandpasFBIfile.com

http://www.GetMyFBIFile.comhttp://www.TVshowComplaints.org

Michael Ravnitzky

SELECTED MILITARY SERVICE FILES AT THE NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER -

MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORDS OFFICE

By Michael Ravnitzky

Note: the V files are Vault Files belonging to persons of note.

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Raymond Albert, service number 6143131, Member of the PT 109 crew skippered

by John F. Kennedy when it was struck by a Japanes destroyer and sunk.

Vault Service File V3388

Gordon Arnold, Service number 18674627, While on leave from basic training,

Arnold was in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and supposedly witnessed the

shooting of President Kennedy from the "Grassy Knoll" by a man or men

dressed as Dallas Police Officers, Vault Service File V3349

Samuel R. Bird, Officer in charge of Joint Body Bearer Team during the State

funeral of President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 22-25, 1963, Vault Service File

V2314

J. Thornton Boswell, Service number 489878, Participated int he John F.

Kennedy autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Vault Service File V2383

McGeorge (Mac) Bundy, Service number 164283, Special Assistant for National

Security Affairs to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson 1961-66, Vault Service

File V2463

Keith C. Clark, Bugler from Army Band who played "broken" Taps at JFK

funeral - the temperature was cold and not conducive to playing bugle, and

the sixth note was cracked, Vault Service File V3145

John B. Connally, service number 105734, Texas Governor 1963-69. Shot and

wounded in Dallas, TX in the same volley of gunfire that killed President

Kennedy. Prosecuted and later acquitted for bribery and conspiracy in

connection w/ milk prices. Vault Service file V1153.

Pierre A. Finck, Pathologist who participated in the Kennedy autopsy, Vault

Service File V2387.

Charles Albert Harris, service number 2023737, Member of the PT 109 crew,

Vault Service File V3393

James J. Humes, service number 497831, Physician participating in the

Kennedy autopsy, Vault Service File V2386

Lyndon B. Johnson, service number 86243, Vault File V200 001.

William Johnston, service number 6060757, Member of the PT109 crew, Vault

Service File V3395.

Edward M. Kennedy, service number 11233980, Vault Service File V431

John F. Kennedy, service number 116071, Vault Service File V257 and V256

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., service number 116667, Vault Service File V200 002

Robert F. Kennedy, service number 7487727, Vault Service File V200 007

Andrew Jackson Kirksey, service number 6366765, member of the PT 109 crew.

Vault Service File V3386

John Edward Maguire, service number 6475601, member of the PT 109 crew,

Vault Service File V3387

Harold William Marney, service number 2127352, member of the PT 109 crew,

Vault Service File V3391

Edman Edgar Mauer, service number 3377482, member of the PT 109 crew, Vault

Service File V3392

Patrick Henry McMahon, service number 5626726, Member of the PT 109 crew

skippered by John F. Kennedy when it was struck by a Japanese destroyer and

sunk. Kennedy towed him to safety by clenching the strap of McMahon's life

vest between his teeth. Vault Service File V3391

Vaughn Meader (Abbott Vaughn Meader), service number 12441301, Comedian and

impersonator who rose to fame with The First Family, an album spoofing

President Kennedy. His career faded with the Kennedy assassination. Vault

Service File V3181

Lee Harvey Oswald, service number 1653230, Accused assassin of President

John F Kennedy. Oswald was arrested for the murder of Dallas Police Officer

J.D. Tippit. He was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the Dallas Police

Station on live television. Vault Service File V189

John E. Pic, Step-brother of Lee Harvey Oswald who allegedly assassinated

John F. Kennedy November 22, 1963, Vault Service File V2226

William B. Pitzer, service number 416681, Doctor who performed autopsy on

John F. Kennedy, Vault Service Number V3382

James W. Powell, service number 14776021, Assigned to 112th Intelligence

Corps Group Ft Sam Houston, Tx. Was in the Dealey Plaza are in Dallas at the

time of the Kennedy assassination November 22, 1963, Vault Service File

V2380

Jose A. Rivera, service number 513618, One of the doctors who performed the

autopsy on President John F. Kennedy after the assassination. File reviewed

by Assassination Records Review Board 1995. Vault Service File V2308

George H. R. Ross, service number 162311, member of the PT 109 crew, Vault

Service File V3397

Clay L. Shaw, service number 2047494, Successful businessman in New Orleans.

Only person tried for the conspiracy in the assassination of President John

F. Kennedy. He was later acquitted. Vault Service File V2805

Robert S. Shriver Jr. (R. Sargent Shriver Jr), service numbers 102342 and

4036157, Brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy. Father-in-law of Arnold

Schwarzenegger. Ambassador to France 1968-70. Organized and directed the

Peace Corps. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994, Vault Service

File V1201

Ray Lee Starkey, service number 6330084, Member of the PT109 crew, Vault

Service File V3394

Oliver Stone (William Oliver Stone) - director of the movie JFK

Vault Service File V1597

Leonard Jay Thom, service number 6120914 and 185738, member of the PT109

crew, Vault Service File V3389

J.D. Tippit, service number 3861821, Dallas police officer slain by Lee

Harvey Oswald following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor from the National Police Hall of

Fame 1964, Vault Service File V1844

Jack J. Valenti, service number 772238, Author as well as long time

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of

America 1966-2004. Was in the motorcade on November 22, 1963 when Kennedy

was shot. Special assistant to Lyndon Johnson 1963-66. Books include: Speak

Up With Confidence, Protect and Defend, A Very Human President, The Bitter

Taste of Glory, and Ten Heroes and Two Heroines, Vault Service File V2217

Roscoe A. White, service number 1666106, Accused of being the John F Kennedy

"Grassy Knoll" assassin by his son. Oswald and White both traveled on the

USS Bexar and White was a member of the Dallas Police Department on November

22, 1963, however, the accusation has not been proven. Vault Service File

V2726

Wilford J. Willy, service number 137078, Co-Pilot with Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy

when plane was destroyed. Vault Service File V3098

Gerard E. Zinser, service file 3369683, member of the PT109 crew, Vault

Service File V3396

Also

James Earl Ray, service number 16163129, Confessed assassin of Dr. Martin

Luther King, Jr, he pleaded guilty on the advice of his lawyer in order to

avoid the death penalty. He later recanted his confession and claimed til

his death that the assassination had been part of a greater conspiracy. Ray

never got the retrial he wanted. Vault Service Files V581 and V2059

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It appears, and I hope that Adele will respond to this, that Dr. Jose Rivera, who had an office at Bethesda and lived in the Maryland town of Bethesda, was present at the JFK autopsy.

If this is correct, that is indeed BIG News.

I'd also like to get Doug Horne's response to this news.

And thanks to Mike Ravnitzky for sharing this with us.

BK

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