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This is an article I did for a local paper in 2003.

http://jfkcountercoup.wordpress.com/

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ELK OF THE YEAR WAS OSWALD'S BUNKMATE

By William Kelly

Richard Bullock, the 2003 Elk of the Year of the Egg Harbor Township,

New Jersey Lodge has a unique claim to fame – he was once a marine

corps bunkmate of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President

Kennedy. And he has some questions about Oswald's identity, as he

doesn't believe the guy Jack Ruby killed in Dallas is the same

person he knew as "Ozzie" in Marine Air Control Squadron One inJapan.

Born in 1938 on November 10th, the same day the U.S. Marine

Corps was founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Bullock, like Oswald,

tried to enlist before he was 17 but was turned away, only to

officially sign up on November 28, 1955. As he later learned, Bullock

followed Oswald around to the same duty stations, only a few months

behind him – Kessler AFB in Beloxi, Miss., then Jacksonville,

Florida for aviation training, El Toro in California before Atsugi,

Japan, where he served from November, 1956 until February, 1958.

For a number of months his time at Atsugi overlapped with that

of Lee Harvey Oswald, who Bullock said, "I knew him as L. Oswald,

or `Ozzie,' and he knew me from the name on my shirt: R. Bullock, but

he called me `Dickie.' We didn't know each other's real names, just

what was on the uniform."

Atsugi is not your normal military post. As a former Kamakazi

pilot training center with deep underground bunkers, all of the major

intelligence agencies maintained stations there from the end of World

War II. Atsugi airbase was also the home of the U2 spy plane, which

Bullock monitored on radar.

"I was a radar operator – MOS#6741, which is radar

operator, but from what I recall Ozzie was a radio electronics

operator. He was not in the radar section as much as he was in the

radio communications end of our system."

Asked if Oswald had access to information on the U2, which he

could have passed on to the Soviets once he defected, Bullock said,

"I can't answer that. I didn't know a thing about it other than

watching what they did when it landed. And I didn't know what his

job with the U2 was other than visually watching it when it landed.

People would run out on the runway and catch the wings, because it had

no wheels, just a wheel at the center and they had to hold it from

tipping But that's all we ever seen. If he knew more about it

than I did, well I don't know that. Like I say, he was at a different

end of things than I was."

They did share the same Atsugi bunkhouse though. "That was

Marine Air Control Squadron One – MACS1 we called it, 75 men in

our unit. I was there for 30 months, an extended tour…Oswald operated

out of a tent that supplied all the power – the Communications

Coordinates Operations Center, and I don't know what else he did.

I worked out of radar operations. I did plotting, communications with

the aircraft, we did different jobs, rotating shifts every hour."

Atsugi , Bullock explained, is the name of the base that's

flanked by two towns – Sagomeoska on the Navy side and Yoma

(spelled phonetically) on the Marine Corps side. Bullock doesn't

recall the Queen Bee nightclub that Oswald is said to have frequented,

or the incidents where Oswald was reprimanded.

"I do know that when we went on liberty, he went his way

and we went our way. He was a loner," said Bullock, "but to be

honest with you I don't know where he went. The rumor had it that

he had a `national' women, and a `national' to me in those days meant

a Japanese women."

Besides serving together at Atsugi, Bullock and Oswald were both

involved in a major operations in the Philippines, where they landed

in LSTs at Subic Bay.

As a person, Bullock recalls that Oswald, "was always

smiling, always happy," but he didn't recognize Oswald when

he watched him being killed by Jack Ruby in the Dallas Police

department and on national television on November 24, 1963.

"He was NOT the guy I saw in the picture on TV shot by Jack

Ruby," Bullock says emphatically. Looking at a color mug shot of

Lee Harvey Oswald taken shortly after he was taken into custody by the

police, Bullock said, "It looks nothing like him. That's not

the man I knew."

Bullock described the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines as

being two or three inches taller, 40 pounds heavier, and a young man

who wore thick glasses.

Since Bullock didn't know him as Lee Harvey Oswald, or

recognize him on television, he didn't put two-and-two together

until he was contacted by Readers Digest editor Henry Hurt, who

tracked him down through military records. Hurt wanted to know if

Bullock had any photos of Oswald. "Sure I had photos," Bullock said,

"pictures of me and Ozzie sitting around in our skivvies on a Sunday

afternoon, throwing a football around, and stuff like that. But it was

all lost in a divorce when I moved." Nor has Bullock been questioned

by the FBI or any government investigators.

While Bullock didn't recognize any of the names of the

marines who also knew Oswald at Atsugi, he said, "I've looked

in the various veterans magazines for reunions of any MAC squads, but

I haven't seen any. The guys I was close to have already passed

away, and I never had a reunion with any of them."

Not aware of the books written about individuals impersonating

Oswald, such as Professor Richard Popkin's "The Second

Oswald," or the idea that there were actually two Lee Harvey Oswalds,

a theory advanced in John Armstrong's new book "Harvey & Lee,"

Bullock expressed surprise. "You mean I'm not fantasizing?!"

Armstrong's book, "Harvey & Lee – How the CIA

Framed Oswald," mentions Dick Bullock in a footnote to the

profusely documented text that claims that two men – Harvey and Lee,

were reared and trained from an early age and their identities merged

over a period of years leading up to the assassination, much like Leon

Trotski's assassin Raymond Mercader was fashioned by the KGB.

Dick Bullock doesn't know what it all means. The way he

looks at it, when you live with a guy, work beside him for weeks and

months at a time, you get to know him, and the guy Jack Ruby killed in

Dallas wasn't the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines.

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This is an article I did for a local paper in 2003.

http://jfkcountercoup.wordpress.com/

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ELK OF THE YEAR WAS OSWALD'S BUNKMATE

By William Kelly

Richard Bullock, the 2003 Elk of the Year of the Egg Harbor Township,

New Jersey Lodge has a unique claim to fame – he was once a marine

corps bunkmate of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President

Kennedy. And he has some questions about Oswald's identity, as he

doesn't believe the guy Jack Ruby killed in Dallas is the same

person he knew as "Ozzie" in Marine Air Control Squadron One inJapan.

Born in 1938 on November 10th, the same day the U.S. Marine

Corps was founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Bullock, like Oswald,

tried to enlist before he was 17 but was turned away, only to

officially sign up on November 28, 1955. As he later learned, Bullock

followed Oswald around to the same duty stations, only a few months

behind him – Kessler AFB in Beloxi, Miss., then Jacksonville,

Florida for aviation training, El Toro in California before Atsugi,

Japan, where he served from November, 1956 until February, 1958.

For a number of months his time at Atsugi overlapped with that

of Lee Harvey Oswald, who Bullock said, "I knew him as L. Oswald,

or `Ozzie,' and he knew me from the name on my shirt: R. Bullock, but

he called me `Dickie.' We didn't know each other's real names, just

what was on the uniform."

Atsugi is not your normal military post. As a former Kamakazi

pilot training center with deep underground bunkers, all of the major

intelligence agencies maintained stations there from the end of World

War II. Atsugi airbase was also the home of the U2 spy plane, which

Bullock monitored on radar.

"I was a radar operator – MOS#6741, which is radar

operator, but from what I recall Ozzie was a radio electronics

operator. He was not in the radar section as much as he was in the

radio communications end of our system."

Asked if Oswald had access to information on the U2, which he

could have passed on to the Soviets once he defected, Bullock said,

"I can't answer that. I didn't know a thing about it other than

watching what they did when it landed. And I didn't know what his

job with the U2 was other than visually watching it when it landed.

People would run out on the runway and catch the wings, because it had

no wheels, just a wheel at the center and they had to hold it from

tipping But that's all we ever seen. If he knew more about it

than I did, well I don't know that. Like I say, he was at a different

end of things than I was."

They did share the same Atsugi bunkhouse though. "That was

Marine Air Control Squadron One – MACS1 we called it, 75 men in

our unit. I was there for 30 months, an extended tour…Oswald operated

out of a tent that supplied all the power – the Communications

Coordinates Operations Center, and I don't know what else he did.

I worked out of radar operations. I did plotting, communications with

the aircraft, we did different jobs, rotating shifts every hour."

Atsugi , Bullock explained, is the name of the base that's

flanked by two towns – Sagomeoska on the Navy side and Yoma

(spelled phonetically) on the Marine Corps side. Bullock doesn't

recall the Queen Bee nightclub that Oswald is said to have frequented,

or the incidents where Oswald was reprimanded.

"I do know that when we went on liberty, he went his way

and we went our way. He was a loner," said Bullock, "but to be

honest with you I don't know where he went. The rumor had it that

he had a `national' women, and a `national' to me in those days meant

a Japanese women."

Besides serving together at Atsugi, Bullock and Oswald were both

involved in a major operations in the Philippines, where they landed

in LSTs at Subic Bay.

As a person, Bullock recalls that Oswald, "was always

smiling, always happy," but he didn't recognize Oswald when

he watched him being killed by Jack Ruby in the Dallas Police

department and on national television on November 24, 1963.

"He was NOT the guy I saw in the picture on TV shot by Jack

Ruby," Bullock says emphatically. Looking at a color mug shot of

Lee Harvey Oswald taken shortly after he was taken into custody by the

police, Bullock said, "It looks nothing like him. That's not

the man I knew."

Bullock described the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines as

being two or three inches taller, 40 pounds heavier, and a young man

who wore thick glasses.

Since Bullock didn't know him as Lee Harvey Oswald, or

recognize him on television, he didn't put two-and-two together

until he was contacted by Readers Digest editor Henry Hurt, who

tracked him down through military records. Hurt wanted to know if

Bullock had any photos of Oswald. "Sure I had photos," Bullock said,

"pictures of me and Ozzie sitting around in our skivvies on a Sunday

afternoon, throwing a football around, and stuff like that. But it was

all lost in a divorce when I moved." Nor has Bullock been questioned

by the FBI or any government investigators.

While Bullock didn't recognize any of the names of the

marines who also knew Oswald at Atsugi, he said, "I've looked

in the various veterans magazines for reunions of any MAC squads, but

I haven't seen any. The guys I was close to have already passed

away, and I never had a reunion with any of them."

Not aware of the books written about individuals impersonating

Oswald, such as Professor Richard Popkin's "The Second

Oswald," or the idea that there were actually two Lee Harvey Oswalds,

a theory advanced in John Armstrong's new book "Harvey & Lee,"

Bullock expressed surprise. "You mean I'm not fantasizing?!"

Armstrong's book, "Harvey & Lee – How the CIA

Framed Oswald," mentions Dick Bullock in a footnote to the

profusely documented text that claims that two men – Harvey and Lee,

were reared and trained from an early age and their identities merged

over a period of years leading up to the assassination, much like Leon

Trotski's assassin Raymond Mercader was fashioned by the KGB.

Dick Bullock doesn't know what it all means. The way he

looks at it, when you live with a guy, work beside him for weeks and

months at a time, you get to know him, and the guy Jack Ruby killed in

Dallas wasn't the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines.

Thanks for posting this Bill. More proof that there was Harvey and Lee, two separate people.

No one who reads Armstrong can doubt this.

Dawn

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This is an article I did for a local paper in 2003.

http://jfkcountercoup.wordpress.com/

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ELK OF THE YEAR WAS OSWALD'S BUNKMATE

By William Kelly

Richard Bullock, the 2003 Elk of the Year of the Egg Harbor Township,

New Jersey Lodge has a unique claim to fame – he was once a marine

corps bunkmate of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President

Kennedy. And he has some questions about Oswald's identity, as he

doesn't believe the guy Jack Ruby killed in Dallas is the same

person he knew as "Ozzie" in Marine Air Control Squadron One inJapan.

Born in 1938 on November 10th, the same day the U.S. Marine

Corps was founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Bullock, like Oswald,

tried to enlist before he was 17 but was turned away, only to

officially sign up on November 28, 1955. As he later learned, Bullock

followed Oswald around to the same duty stations, only a few months

behind him – Kessler AFB in Beloxi, Miss., then Jacksonville,

Florida for aviation training, El Toro in California before Atsugi,

Japan, where he served from November, 1956 until February, 1958.

For a number of months his time at Atsugi overlapped with that

of Lee Harvey Oswald, who Bullock said, "I knew him as L. Oswald,

or `Ozzie,' and he knew me from the name on my shirt: R. Bullock, but

he called me `Dickie.' We didn't know each other's real names, just

what was on the uniform."

Atsugi is not your normal military post. As a former Kamakazi

pilot training center with deep underground bunkers, all of the major

intelligence agencies maintained stations there from the end of World

War II. Atsugi airbase was also the home of the U2 spy plane, which

Bullock monitored on radar.

"I was a radar operator – MOS#6741, which is radar

operator, but from what I recall Ozzie was a radio electronics

operator. He was not in the radar section as much as he was in the

radio communications end of our system."

Asked if Oswald had access to information on the U2, which he

could have passed on to the Soviets once he defected, Bullock said,

"I can't answer that. I didn't know a thing about it other than

watching what they did when it landed. And I didn't know what his

job with the U2 was other than visually watching it when it landed.

People would run out on the runway and catch the wings, because it had

no wheels, just a wheel at the center and they had to hold it from

tipping But that's all we ever seen. If he knew more about it

than I did, well I don't know that. Like I say, he was at a different

end of things than I was."

They did share the same Atsugi bunkhouse though. "That was

Marine Air Control Squadron One – MACS1 we called it, 75 men in

our unit. I was there for 30 months, an extended tour…Oswald operated

out of a tent that supplied all the power – the Communications

Coordinates Operations Center, and I don't know what else he did.

I worked out of radar operations. I did plotting, communications with

the aircraft, we did different jobs, rotating shifts every hour."

Atsugi , Bullock explained, is the name of the base that's

flanked by two towns – Sagomeoska on the Navy side and Yoma

(spelled phonetically) on the Marine Corps side. Bullock doesn't

recall the Queen Bee nightclub that Oswald is said to have frequented,

or the incidents where Oswald was reprimanded.

"I do know that when we went on liberty, he went his way

and we went our way. He was a loner," said Bullock, "but to be

honest with you I don't know where he went. The rumor had it that

he had a `national' women, and a `national' to me in those days meant

a Japanese women."

Besides serving together at Atsugi, Bullock and Oswald were both

involved in a major operations in the Philippines, where they landed

in LSTs at Subic Bay.

As a person, Bullock recalls that Oswald, "was always

smiling, always happy," but he didn't recognize Oswald when

he watched him being killed by Jack Ruby in the Dallas Police

department and on national television on November 24, 1963.

"He was NOT the guy I saw in the picture on TV shot by Jack

Ruby," Bullock says emphatically. Looking at a color mug shot of

Lee Harvey Oswald taken shortly after he was taken into custody by the

police, Bullock said, "It looks nothing like him. That's not

the man I knew."

Bullock described the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines as

being two or three inches taller, 40 pounds heavier, and a young man

who wore thick glasses.

Since Bullock didn't know him as Lee Harvey Oswald, or

recognize him on television, he didn't put two-and-two together

until he was contacted by Readers Digest editor Henry Hurt, who

tracked him down through military records. Hurt wanted to know if

Bullock had any photos of Oswald. "Sure I had photos," Bullock said,

"pictures of me and Ozzie sitting around in our skivvies on a Sunday

afternoon, throwing a football around, and stuff like that. But it was

all lost in a divorce when I moved." Nor has Bullock been questioned

by the FBI or any government investigators.

While Bullock didn't recognize any of the names of the

marines who also knew Oswald at Atsugi, he said, "I've looked

in the various veterans magazines for reunions of any MAC squads, but

I haven't seen any. The guys I was close to have already passed

away, and I never had a reunion with any of them."

Not aware of the books written about individuals impersonating

Oswald, such as Professor Richard Popkin's "The Second

Oswald," or the idea that there were actually two Lee Harvey Oswalds,

a theory advanced in John Armstrong's new book "Harvey & Lee,"

Bullock expressed surprise. "You mean I'm not fantasizing?!"

Armstrong's book, "Harvey & Lee – How the CIA

Framed Oswald," mentions Dick Bullock in a footnote to the

profusely documented text that claims that two men – Harvey and Lee,

were reared and trained from an early age and their identities merged

over a period of years leading up to the assassination, much like Leon

Trotski's assassin Raymond Mercader was fashioned by the KGB.

Dick Bullock doesn't know what it all means. The way he

looks at it, when you live with a guy, work beside him for weeks and

months at a time, you get to know him, and the guy Jack Ruby killed in

Dallas wasn't the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines.

Thanks for posting this Bill. More proof that there was Harvey and Lee, two separate people.

No one who reads Armstrong can doubt this.

Dawn

Hi Dawn,

I dug that out of the archive for John, and he's preparing an interesting series of talks for Hawaii conference.

I don't think it is that simple however, and there's more to it than just "Harvey" and "Lee."

BK

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Thanks for posting this Bill. More proof that there was Harvey and Lee, two separate people.

No one who reads Armstrong can doubt this.

Dawn

Hi Dawn,

I dug that out of the archive for John, and he's preparing an interesting series of talks for Hawaii conference.

I don't think it is that simple however, and there's more to it than just "Harvey" and "Lee."

BK

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I wish I could go to this conference but by the time I found out when it was my court calander had settings,and we had already made vacation plans. Jim D kept saying spring vacation, wherever that was.

Hurt was an interesting fellow. His book was really quite good, except for the foolish Easterling chapter and the disinfo in chapter 11. He and I had lengthly correspondance over this.

I do not think there is anything "simple" about Harvery and Lee. But I hope you expound more on this subject. And post this piece at DPF.

Are you going to Hawaii?

Dawn

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This is an article I did for a local paper in 2003.

http://jfkcountercoup.wordpress.com/

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ELK OF THE YEAR WAS OSWALD'S BUNKMATE

By William Kelly

Richard Bullock, the 2003 Elk of the Year of the Egg Harbor Township,

New Jersey Lodge has a unique claim to fame – he was once a marine

corps bunkmate of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President

Kennedy. And he has some questions about Oswald's identity, as he

doesn't believe the guy Jack Ruby killed in Dallas is the same

person he knew as "Ozzie" in Marine Air Control Squadron One inJapan.

Born in 1938 on November 10th, the same day the U.S. Marine

Corps was founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Bullock, like Oswald,

tried to enlist before he was 17 but was turned away, only to

officially sign up on November 28, 1955. As he later learned, Bullock

followed Oswald around to the same duty stations, only a few months

behind him – Kessler AFB in Beloxi, Miss., then Jacksonville,

Florida for aviation training, El Toro in California before Atsugi,

Japan, where he served from November, 1956 until February, 1958.

For a number of months his time at Atsugi overlapped with that

of Lee Harvey Oswald, who Bullock said, "I knew him as L. Oswald,

or `Ozzie,' and he knew me from the name on my shirt: R. Bullock, but

he called me `Dickie.' We didn't know each other's real names, just

what was on the uniform."

Atsugi is not your normal military post. As a former Kamakazi

pilot training center with deep underground bunkers, all of the major

intelligence agencies maintained stations there from the end of World

War II. Atsugi airbase was also the home of the U2 spy plane, which

Bullock monitored on radar.

"I was a radar operator – MOS#6741, which is radar

operator, but from what I recall Ozzie was a radio electronics

operator. He was not in the radar section as much as he was in the

radio communications end of our system."

Asked if Oswald had access to information on the U2, which he

could have passed on to the Soviets once he defected, Bullock said,

"I can't answer that. I didn't know a thing about it other than

watching what they did when it landed. And I didn't know what his

job with the U2 was other than visually watching it when it landed.

People would run out on the runway and catch the wings, because it had

no wheels, just a wheel at the center and they had to hold it from

tipping But that's all we ever seen. If he knew more about it

than I did, well I don't know that. Like I say, he was at a different

end of things than I was."

They did share the same Atsugi bunkhouse though. "That was

Marine Air Control Squadron One – MACS1 we called it, 75 men in

our unit. I was there for 30 months, an extended tour…Oswald operated

out of a tent that supplied all the power – the Communications

Coordinates Operations Center, and I don't know what else he did.

I worked out of radar operations. I did plotting, communications with

the aircraft, we did different jobs, rotating shifts every hour."

Atsugi , Bullock explained, is the name of the base that's

flanked by two towns – Sagomeoska on the Navy side and Yoma

(spelled phonetically) on the Marine Corps side. Bullock doesn't

recall the Queen Bee nightclub that Oswald is said to have frequented,

or the incidents where Oswald was reprimanded.

"I do know that when we went on liberty, he went his way

and we went our way. He was a loner," said Bullock, "but to be

honest with you I don't know where he went. The rumor had it that

he had a `national' women, and a `national' to me in those days meant

a Japanese women."

Besides serving together at Atsugi, Bullock and Oswald were both

involved in a major operations in the Philippines, where they landed

in LSTs at Subic Bay.

As a person, Bullock recalls that Oswald, "was always

smiling, always happy," but he didn't recognize Oswald when

he watched him being killed by Jack Ruby in the Dallas Police

department and on national television on November 24, 1963.

"He was NOT the guy I saw in the picture on TV shot by Jack

Ruby," Bullock says emphatically. Looking at a color mug shot of

Lee Harvey Oswald taken shortly after he was taken into custody by the

police, Bullock said, "It looks nothing like him. That's not

the man I knew."

Bullock described the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines as

being two or three inches taller, 40 pounds heavier, and a young man

who wore thick glasses.

Since Bullock didn't know him as Lee Harvey Oswald, or

recognize him on television, he didn't put two-and-two together

until he was contacted by Readers Digest editor Henry Hurt, who

tracked him down through military records. Hurt wanted to know if

Bullock had any photos of Oswald. "Sure I had photos," Bullock said,

"pictures of me and Ozzie sitting around in our skivvies on a Sunday

afternoon, throwing a football around, and stuff like that. But it was

all lost in a divorce when I moved." Nor has Bullock been questioned

by the FBI or any government investigators.

While Bullock didn't recognize any of the names of the

marines who also knew Oswald at Atsugi, he said, "I've looked

in the various veterans magazines for reunions of any MAC squads, but

I haven't seen any. The guys I was close to have already passed

away, and I never had a reunion with any of them."

Not aware of the books written about individuals impersonating

Oswald, such as Professor Richard Popkin's "The Second

Oswald," or the idea that there were actually two Lee Harvey Oswalds,

a theory advanced in John Armstrong's new book "Harvey & Lee,"

Bullock expressed surprise. "You mean I'm not fantasizing?!"

Armstrong's book, "Harvey & Lee – How the CIA

Framed Oswald," mentions Dick Bullock in a footnote to the

profusely documented text that claims that two men – Harvey and Lee,

were reared and trained from an early age and their identities merged

over a period of years leading up to the assassination, much like Leon

Trotski's assassin Raymond Mercader was fashioned by the KGB.

Dick Bullock doesn't know what it all means. The way he

looks at it, when you live with a guy, work beside him for weeks and

months at a time, you get to know him, and the guy Jack Ruby killed in

Dallas wasn't the "Ozzie" he knew in the marines.

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