Jump to content
The Education Forum

Oliver Sawyer Hallet USN


William Kelly
 Share

Recommended Posts

Can anyone provide the full obit for Oliver Sawyer Hallet, USN?

Also, does anyone (Greg) have anything on Hallet being the USN attache at the US Emassy in Moscow when Oswald defected?

That is other than Max Hollands dismissal of this coincidence as meaningless.

Thanks,

BK

JFKcountercoup

Oliver Sawyer Hallet, Former Naval Assistant

Chicago Sun-Times

October 31, 1992

Retired Navy Capt. Oliver Sawyer Hallet, 69, White Housenaval assistant under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, died Friday in the Hinsdalehome where he had lived for 10 years.

When he retired in 1975, he was commanding officer ofrecruit training at Great Lakes Naval Station. His 30-year career in the U.S.Navy included submarine command and diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and the Federal …

http://www.usna.edu/...DFFiles/Section 18/4-E Hallett O. S.pdf

Oliver Sawyer Hallett

Captain Oliver Hallett, USN was born 1 December 1923 in Denver, Coloradoand died at Hinsdale, Illinoison 30 October 1992.

Naval Career Highlights (June 1943 to July 1945):

Graduated from Phillips Academyand from the USNaval Academy.

He served on various submarines, including Executive Officeron the USS Piper SS409 in 1957, and was the Commanding Officer of the USS TIRUSS416 from August 1961 through February 1963.

Captain Hallett was a White House naval assistant in theterms of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He was duty officer in theSituation Room when President Kennedy was shot on 22 November 1963.

He also served in diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Unionand in the Federal Republic of Germany.

When he was at Great Lakes, his command included 300officers and 15,000 recruits. He was there from 1972 until he retired in 1975.

Hewas awarded the

Legion of Merit

http://whitehousetap...pierre-salinger

Oliver Hallet and Pierre Salinger

At 1:33 P.M. CST,acting press secretary Malcolm Kilduff confirmed at a Dallasnews conference that President Kennedy died, officially, at 1:00 P.M. CST. Within minutes the information was relayedto the Boeing 707 (known by its tail number 86972) carrying Pierre Salinger andsix members of the Cabinet who had been heading toward Japan.

Date:

Nov 22, 1963

Time: 13:40

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millerc...1122_salinger2/

Pierre Salinger and Oliver Hallet

http://whitehousetap...d-oliver-hallet

Approximately 35,000 feet above the Pacific Oceanand 900 hundred miles west of Honolulu,the VIP Boeing 707 known as SAM86972 was carrying six members of the Cabinet and Pierre Salinger to aconference in Tokyo when itreceived a garbled but alarming bulletin over the UPIteletype.At Dean Rusk'sinstruction, press secretary Pierre Salinger contacted the White HouseSituation Room to confirm the news about shots being fired at the President'smotorcade in Dallas. Navy CommanderOliver Hallett took the inquiry from Salinger, who could not remember any codenames but his own. Hallett struggled to deliver the blood-curdling confirmationdispassionately, though misstatements and his tone betrayed Hallett's own shockat the news.

Date: Nov 22, 1963

Time: 12:45

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Halle

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millerc...1122_salinger1/

Edited by William Kelly
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can anyone provide the full obit for Oliver Sawyer Hallet, USN?

Also, does anyone (Greg) have anything on Hallet being the USN attache at the US Emassy in Moscow when Oswald defected?

That is other than Max Hollands dismissal of this coincidence as meaningless.

Thanks,

BK

JFKcountercoup

Oliver Sawyer Hallet, Former Naval Assistant

Chicago Sun-Times

October 31, 1992

Retired Navy Capt. Oliver Sawyer Hallet, 69, White Housenaval assistant under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, died Friday in the Hinsdalehome where he had lived for 10 years.

When he retired in 1975, he was commanding officer ofrecruit training at Great Lakes Naval Station. His 30-year career in the U.S.Navy included submarine command and diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and the Federal …

http://www.usna.edu/cemetery/PDFFiles/Section 18/4-E Hallett O. S.pdf

Oliver Sawyer Hallett

Captain Oliver Hallett, USN was born 1 December 1923 in Denver, Coloradoand died at Hinsdale, Illinoison 30 October 1992.

Naval Career Highlights (June 1943 to July 1945):

Graduated from Phillips Academyand from the USNaval Academy.

He served on various submarines, including Executive Officeron the USS Piper SS409 in 1957, and was the Commanding Officer of the USS TIRUSS416 from August 1961 through February 1963.

Captain Hallett was a White House naval assistant in theterms of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He was duty officer in theSituation Room when President Kennedy was shot on 22 November 1963.

He also served in diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Unionand in the Federal Republic of Germany.

When he was at Great Lakes, his command included 300officers and 15,000 recruits. He was there from 1972 until he retired in 1975.

Hewas awarded the

Legion of Merit.

http://whitehousetapes.net/clip/pierre-salinger-oliver-hallet-oliver-hallet-and-pierre-salinger

Oliver Hallet and Pierre Salinger

At 1:33 P.M. CST,acting press secretary Malcolm Kilduff confirmed at a Dallasnews conference that President Kennedy died, officially, at 1:00 P.M. CST. Within minutes the information was relayedto the Boeing 707 (known by its tail number 86972) carrying Pierre Salinger andsix members of the Cabinet who had been heading toward Japan.

Date:

Nov 22, 1963

Time: 13:40

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millercenter.virginia.edu/clips/1963_1122_salinger2/

Pierre Salinger and Oliver Hallet

http://whitehousetapes.net/clip/pierre-salinger-oliver-hallet-pierre-salinger-and-oliver-hallet

Approximately 35,000 feet above the Pacific Oceanand 900 hundred miles west of Honolulu,the VIP Boeing 707 known as SAM86972 was carrying six members of the Cabinet and Pierre Salinger to aconference in Tokyo when itreceived a garbled but alarming bulletin over the UPIteletype.At Dean Rusk'sinstruction, press secretary Pierre Salinger contacted the White HouseSituation Room to confirm the news about shots being fired at the President'smotorcade in Dallas. Navy CommanderOliver Hallett took the inquiry from Salinger, who could not remember any codenames but his own. Hallett struggled to deliver the blood-curdling confirmationdispassionately, though misstatements and his tone betrayed Hallett's own shockat the news.

Date: Nov 22, 1963

Time: 12:45

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millercenter.virginia.edu/clips/1963_1122_salinger1/

Bill,

I put a couple if spaces in the name of the submarine Hallett commanded (USS Tiru) to make your post more understandable. You had it written "USS TiruSS416", I corrected it to USS Tiru SS-416.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tiru_(SS-416)

I consider you a great researcher, Bill, but I gotta ask you a question-- Do you ever proof read your posts before (or even after) you post them?

--Tommy :)

Edited by Thomas Graves
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can anyone provide the full obit for Oliver Sawyer Hallet, USN?

Also, does anyone (Greg) have anything on Hallet being the USN attache at the US Emassy in Moscow when Oswald defected?

That is other than Max Hollands dismissal of this coincidence as meaningless.

Thanks,

BK

JFKcountercoup

Oliver Sawyer Hallet, Former Naval Assistant

Chicago Sun-Times

October 31, 1992

Retired Navy Capt. Oliver Sawyer Hallet, 69, White Housenaval assistant under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, died Friday in the Hinsdalehome where he had lived for 10 years.

When he retired in 1975, he was commanding officer ofrecruit training at Great Lakes Naval Station. His 30-year career in the U.S.Navy included submarine command and diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and the Federal …

http://www.usna.edu/...DFFiles/Section 18/4-E Hallett O. S.pdf

Oliver Sawyer Hallett

Captain Oliver Hallett, USN was born 1 December 1923 in Denver, Coloradoand died at Hinsdale, Illinoison 30 October 1992.

Naval Career Highlights (June 1943 to July 1945):

Graduated from Phillips Academyand from the USNaval Academy.

He served on various submarines, including Executive Officeron the USS Piper SS409 in 1957, and was the Commanding Officer of the USS TIRUSS416 from August 1961 through February 1963.

Captain Hallett was a White House naval assistant in theterms of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He was duty officer in theSituation Room when President Kennedy was shot on 22 November 1963.

He also served in diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Unionand in the Federal Republic of Germany.

When he was at Great Lakes, his command included 300officers and 15,000 recruits. He was there from 1972 until he retired in 1975.

Hewas awarded the

Legion of Merit.

http://whitehousetap...pierre-salinger

Oliver Hallet and Pierre Salinger

At 1:33 P.M. CST,acting press secretary Malcolm Kilduff confirmed at a Dallasnews conference that President Kennedy died, officially, at 1:00 P.M. CST. Within minutes the information was relayedto the Boeing 707 (known by its tail number 86972) carrying Pierre Salinger andsix members of the Cabinet who had been heading toward Japan.

Date:

Nov 22, 1963

Time: 13:40

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millerc...1122_salinger2/

Pierre Salinger and Oliver Hallet

http://whitehousetap...d-oliver-hallet

Approximately 35,000 feet above the Pacific Oceanand 900 hundred miles west of Honolulu,the VIP Boeing 707 known as SAM86972 was carrying six members of the Cabinet and Pierre Salinger to aconference in Tokyo when itreceived a garbled but alarming bulletin over the UPIteletype.At Dean Rusk'sinstruction, press secretary Pierre Salinger contacted the White HouseSituation Room to confirm the news about shots being fired at the President'smotorcade in Dallas. Navy CommanderOliver Hallett took the inquiry from Salinger, who could not remember any codenames but his own. Hallett struggled to deliver the blood-curdling confirmationdispassionately, though misstatements and his tone betrayed Hallett's own shockat the news.

Date: Nov 22, 1963

Time: 12:45

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millerc...1122_salinger1/

Bill,

I put a couple if spaces in the name of the submarine Hallett commanded (USS Tiru) to make your post more understandable. You had it written "USS TiruSS416", I corrected it to USS Tiru SS-416.

http://en.wikipedia....S_Tiru_(SS-416)

I consider you a great researcher, Bill, but I gotta ask you a question-- Do you ever proof read your posts before (or even after) you post them?

--Tommy :)

No Tom, I just cut and paste it and don't have time to correct the space problem that I think is part of the system that I have no control over.

If you want to go over the posts and put the spaces in, I will nominate you for a prize, but its just something that I can't do.

If you come up with a program that fixes that problem please pass it on to me.

In the meantime, if anybody has anything interesting to say about Hallett I'd like to hear it.

BK

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can anyone provide the full obit for Oliver Sawyer Hallet, USN?

Also, does anyone (Greg) have anything on Hallet being the USN attache at the US Emassy in Moscow when Oswald defected?

That is other than Max Hollands dismissal of this coincidence as meaningless.

Thanks,

BK

JFKcountercoup

Oliver Sawyer Hallet, Former Naval Assistant

Chicago Sun-Times

October 31, 1992

Retired Navy Capt. Oliver Sawyer Hallet, 69, White Housenaval assistant under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, died Friday in the Hinsdalehome where he had lived for 10 years.

When he retired in 1975, he was commanding officer ofrecruit training at Great Lakes Naval Station. His 30-year career in the U.S.Navy included submarine command and diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and the Federal …

http://www.usna.edu/...DFFiles/Section 18/4-E Hallett O. S.pdf

Oliver Sawyer Hallett

Captain Oliver Hallett, USN was born 1 December 1923 in Denver, Coloradoand died at Hinsdale, Illinoison 30 October 1992.

Naval Career Highlights (June 1943 to July 1945):

Graduated from Phillips Academyand from the USNaval Academy.

He served on various submarines, including Executive Officeron the USS Piper SS409 in 1957, and was the Commanding Officer of the USS TIRUSS416 from August 1961 through February 1963.

Captain Hallett was a White House naval assistant in theterms of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He was duty officer in theSituation Room when President Kennedy was shot on 22 November 1963.

He also served in diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Unionand in the Federal Republic of Germany.

When he was at Great Lakes, his command included 300officers and 15,000 recruits. He was there from 1972 until he retired in 1975.

Hewas awarded the

Legion of Merit.

http://whitehousetap...pierre-salinger

Oliver Hallet and Pierre Salinger

At 1:33 P.M. CST,acting press secretary Malcolm Kilduff confirmed at a Dallasnews conference that President Kennedy died, officially, at 1:00 P.M. CST. Within minutes the information was relayedto the Boeing 707 (known by its tail number 86972) carrying Pierre Salinger andsix members of the Cabinet who had been heading toward Japan.

Date:

Nov 22, 1963

Time: 13:40

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millerc...1122_salinger2/

Pierre Salinger and Oliver Hallet

http://whitehousetap...d-oliver-hallet

Approximately 35,000 feet above the Pacific Oceanand 900 hundred miles west of Honolulu,the VIP Boeing 707 known as SAM86972 was carrying six members of the Cabinet and Pierre Salinger to aconference in Tokyo when itreceived a garbled but alarming bulletin over the UPIteletype.At Dean Rusk'sinstruction, press secretary Pierre Salinger contacted the White HouseSituation Room to confirm the news about shots being fired at the President'smotorcade in Dallas. Navy CommanderOliver Hallett took the inquiry from Salinger, who could not remember any codenames but his own. Hallett struggled to deliver the blood-curdling confirmationdispassionately, though misstatements and his tone betrayed Hallett's own shockat the news.

Date: Nov 22, 1963

Time: 12:45

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millerc...1122_salinger1/

Bill,

I put a couple if spaces in the name of the submarine Hallett commanded (USS Tiru) to make your post more understandable. You had it written "USS TiruSS416", I corrected it to USS Tiru SS-416.

http://en.wikipedia....S_Tiru_(SS-416)

I consider you a great researcher, Bill, but I gotta ask you a question-- Do you ever proof read your posts before (or even after) you post them?

--Tommy :)

No Tom, I just cut and paste it and don't have time to correct the space problem that I think is part of the system that I have no control over.

If you want to go over the posts and put the spaces in, I will nominate you for a prize, but its just something that I can't do.

If you come up with a program that fixes that problem please pass it on to me.

In the meantime, if anybody has anything interesting to say about Hallett I'd like to hear it.

BK

OK, Bill.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is what I found, certain aspects of his career, seem to be a little difficult to find, ie Legion of Merit biography

Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - October 31, 1992

Deceased Name: Oliver Sawyer Hallet , Former Naval Assistant

Retired Navy Capt. Oliver Sawyer Hallet, 69, White House naval assistant under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, died Friday in the Hinsdale home where he had lived for 10 years.

When he retired in 1975, he was commanding officer of recruit training at Great Lakes Naval Station. His 30-year career in the U.S. Navy included submarine command and diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and the Federal Republic of Germany.

He was a graduate of Phillips Andover (Mass.) Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; a son, Christopher; two daughters, Carolyn Maginnis and Polly Kawalek; a brother, Moses; a sister, Katherine Sutton, and five grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Isaac Jogues Church, 408 S. Vine St., Hinsdale.

another

Ex-navy Capt. Oliver Hallett, Supervised Great Lakes Recruits

October 31, 1992|By Kenan Heise.

Oliver Sawyer Hallett, 68, a retired captain in the Navy, was the commanding officer in charge of recruits at Great Lakes Naval Base in the early 1970s, then the largest naval training command in the country.

A resident of Hinsdale for the last 10 years, he died Friday at home.

``He really cared about people,`` his daughter-in-law, Jackie Lustig, said.

``He was very intelligent and had integrity. A lot of people are going to remember him.``

more

Oliver Sawyer Hallett

Captain Oliver Hallett, USN was born 1 December 1923 in Denver, Colorado and died at Hinsdale, Illinois on 30 October 1992.

Naval Career Highlights (June 1943 to July 1945):

Graduated from Phillips Academy and from the US Naval Academy.

He served on various submarines, including Executive Officer on the USS Piper SS409 in 1957, and was the Commanding Officer of the USS TIRU SS416 from August 1961 through February 1963.

Captain Hallett was a White House naval assistant in the terms of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He was duty officer in the Situation Room when President Kennedy was shot on 22 November 1963.

He also served in diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and in the Federal Republic of Germany.

When he was at Great Lakes, his command included 300 officers and 15,000 recruits. He was there from 1972 until he retired in 1975.

He was awarded the Legion of Merit.

http://usstiru.org/history/co/Hallett.html

Yes, he was indeed awarded the Legion of Merit, but is not included in relevant documents regarding same, as far as I can tell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Recipients_of_the_Legion_of_Merit&pagefrom=Eyre%2C+Trulan+A%0ATrulan+A.+Eyre#mw-pages

end

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Greg, thanks for the backchannel.

Hallet was in the Situation Room at the White House at the time of the assassination and conveys most of the Situation Room radio communications.

He may be the one who conveys the facts that Oswald was arrested and had been to USSR.

What are the odds that he would know Oswald?

Here's Max, the Coincidence Theorist belittling this coincidence -

p. 18 Max Holland– The Kennedy Assassination Tapes

Unbeknownst to Commander Hallett, he is about to become amember of one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. Back in October 11959,Hallett and his wife were working for the U.S. mission in Moscow – Hallett asthe naval attaché, Joan as a receptionist – when a twenty-year old ex-Marinewalked in the door and loudly announced his intention to renounce his U.S.citizenship. The Halletts have never had a reason to remember the young manafter that, except that in some obnoxious way, the name and face of theex-Marine were unforgettable. 33. In about two hours Commander Hallett will becounted among the tiny number of people who can say they have met both John F.Kennedy and his accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

And Robert, have you read

Nerve Center by Michael K. Bohn

Bohn, who served as director of the Situation Room for thefirst President George Bush, has recruited numerous officials, including formerand current staff, to tell the colorful forty-year history of the SituationRoom. Created in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs fiascoby advisers to President John Kennedy, presidents, cabinet members, andNational Security Council staff members have all come to depend on theSituation Room.

Bohn also wrote a book on gambling and golf.

BK

JFKcountercoup

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's Max, the Coincidence Theorist belittling this coincidence -

p. 18 Max Holland The Kennedy Assassination Tapes

Unbeknownst to Commander Hallett, he is about to become amember of one of the worlds most exclusive clubs. Back in October 11959,Hallett and his wife were working for the U.S. mission in Moscow Hallett asthe naval attaché, Joan as a receptionist when a twenty-year old ex-Marinewalked in the door and loudly announced his intention to renounce his U.S.citizenship. The Halletts have never had a reason to remember the young manafter that, except that in some obnoxious way, the name and face of theex-Marine were unforgettable. 33. In about two hours Commander Hallett will becounted among the tiny number of people who can say they have met both John F.Kennedy and his accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Bill, I dont know whether it's a typo or Holland's error (or just copying an incorrect datum in the obit), but the Moscow receptionist married to Oliver was Jean, not Joan, per John Newman's "Oswald & The CIA."

FWIW.....

Edited by Robert Charles-Dunne
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's Max, the Coincidence Theorist belittling this coincidence -

p. 18 Max Holland– The Kennedy Assassination Tapes

Unbeknownst to Commander Hallett, he is about to become amember of one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. Back in October 11959,Hallett and his wife were working for the U.S. mission in Moscow – Hallett asthe naval attaché, Joan as a receptionist – when a twenty-year old ex-Marinewalked in the door and loudly announced his intention to renounce his U.S.citizenship. The Halletts have never had a reason to remember the young manafter that, except that in some obnoxious way, the name and face of theex-Marine were unforgettable. 33. In about two hours Commander Hallett will becounted among the tiny number of people who can say they have met both John F.Kennedy and his accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Bill, I dont know whether it's a typo or Holland's error (or just copying an incorrect datum in the obit), but the Moscow receptionist married to Oliver was Jean, not Joan, per John Newman's "Oswald & The CIA."

FWIW.....

Got it. Thanks for the correction. Will make a note of that. Is she still alive?

BK

JFKcountercoup

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got it. Thanks for the correction. Will make a note of that. Is she still alive?

BK

Sorry, Bill, but I don't know. Newman interviewed her and daughter Carolyn in '94, two years after Oliver's death.

Carolyn witnessed Oswald at the US Embassy in Moscow as well, when he tried to renounce his citizenship. She was 12 in '59, so the odds are that she's still alive, and she remembered enough about Oswald in '94 for Newman to find her quotable. Given that she shared the Oswald "experience" in '59 in common with both her parents, they likely talked about it a fair bit in subsequent years. She'd probably be fairly well versed and might know things that otherwise may have died with her parents.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got it. Thanks for the correction. Will make a note of that. Is she still alive?

BK

Sorry, Bill, but I don't know. Newman interviewed her and daughter Carolyn in '94, two years after Oliver's death.

Carolyn witnessed Oswald at the US Embassy in Moscow as well, when he tried to renounce his citizenship. She was 12 in '59, so the odds are that she's still alive, and she remembered enough about Oswald in '94 for Newman to find her quotable. Given that she shared the Oswald "experience" in '59 in common with both her parents, they likely talked about it a fair bit in subsequent years. She'd probably be fairly well versed and might know things that otherwise may have died with her parents.

Thanks RCD,

That's hard to believe - the husband and wife team at the US Embassy - Navy Attache and receptionist have their 12 year old daughter with them - possibly in the same room, when Oswald announces his defection.

The Navy attache later works at the White House Sit Room and tells AF1 about Oswald being the accused assassin, a guy he and his wife and daughter had known from Moscow?

And since her dad worked at the White House the daughter probably met JFK too - so in answer to Max Holland's question as to how small the club is of those who know both JFK and his accused assassin we have - Priscilla Johnson McMillan, George and Jean DeMohrenschildt, Ollie Hasslett and his wife and daughter, and the list is getting longer.

Can we add Snyder and his deputy and the guy from Harvard/Dumbarton Oaks?

BK

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got it. Thanks for the correction. Will make a note of that. Is she still alive?

BK

Sorry, Bill, but I don't know. Newman interviewed her and daughter Carolyn in '94, two years after Oliver's death.

Carolyn witnessed Oswald at the US Embassy in Moscow as well, when he tried to renounce his citizenship. She was 12 in '59, so the odds are that she's still alive, and she remembered enough about Oswald in '94 for Newman to find her quotable. Given that she shared the Oswald "experience" in '59 in common with both her parents, they likely talked about it a fair bit in subsequent years. She'd probably be fairly well versed and might know things that otherwise may have died with her parents.

Thanks RCD,

That's hard to believe - the husband and wife team at the US Embassy - Navy Attache and receptionist have their 12 year old daughter with them - possibly in the same room, when Oswald announces his defection.

The Navy attache later works at the White House Sit Room and tells AF1 about Oswald being the accused assassin, a guy he and his wife and daughter had known from Moscow?

And since her dad worked at the White House the daughter probably met JFK too - so in answer to Max Holland's question as to how small the club is of those who know both JFK and his accused assassin we have - Priscilla Johnson McMillan, George and Jean DeMohrenschildt, Ollie Hasslett and his wife and daughter, and the list is getting longer.

Can we add Snyder and his deputy and the guy from Harvard/Dumbarton Oaks?

BK

deleted

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oliver Hallet and Pierre Salinger

http://whitehousetap...pierre-salinger

At 1:33 P.M. CST,acting press secretary Malcolm Kilduff confirmed at a Dallasnews conference that President Kennedy died, officially, at 1:00 P.M. CST. Within minutes the information was relayedto the Boeing 707 (known by its tail number 86972) carrying Pierre Salinger andsix members of the Cabinet who had been heading toward Japan.

Date:

Nov 22, 1963

Time:

13:40

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millerc...1122_salinger2/

Pierre Salinger and Oliver Hallet

http://whitehousetap...d-oliver-hallet

Approximately 35,000 feet above the Pacific Oceanand 900 hundred miles west of Honolulu,the VIP Boeing 707 known as SAM86972 was carrying six members of the Cabinet and Pierre Salinger to aconference in Tokyo when itreceived a garbled but alarming bulletin over the UPIteletype.At Dean Rusk'sinstruction, press secretary Pierre Salinger contacted the White HouseSituation Room to confirm the news about shots being fired at the President'smotorcade in Dallas. Navy CommanderOliver Hallett took the inquiry from Salinger, who could not remember any codenames but his own. Hallett struggled to deliver the blood-curdling confirmationdispassionately, though misstatements and his tone betrayed Hallett's own shockat the news.

Date:

Nov 22, 1963

Time:

12:45

Participants:

Pierre Salinger, Oliver Hallet

Conversation Number:

0-969-1

Direct URL:

http://tapes.millercenter.virginia.edu/clips/1963_1122_salinger1

Oliver Sawyer Hallett

Captain Oliver Hallett, USN was born 1 December 1923 in Denver, Colorado and died at Hinsdale, Illinois on 30 October 1992.

Naval Career Highlights (June 1943 to July 1945):

Graduated from Phillips Academy and from the US Naval Academy.

He served on various submarines, including Executive Officer on the USS Piper SS409 in 1957, and was the Commanding Officer of the USS TIRU SS416 from August 1961 through February 1963.

Captain Hallett was a White House naval assistant in the terms of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He was duty officer in the Situation Room when President Kennedy was shot on 22 November 1963.

He also served in diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and in the Federal Republic of Germany.

When he was at Great Lakes, his command included 300 officers and 15,000 recruits. He was there from 1972 until he retired in 1975.

He was awarded the Legion of Merritt

Edited by William Kelly
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Read On......

NARA Finding Aid - Audio-Visual Listing pag 19

Found in: NARA Finding Aids

Road College Park MD 20740-6001 301-713-7060 301-713-6904 NWDNM Assassination Records Review Board Joan Hallett wife of American Assistant Naval Attache Oliver S Hallet recounts life for Americans in the Soviet Union from 1959 to 1961. Hallett worked for the American Embassy during the American National Exhibition

in Moscow in 1959 and was present when Lee Harvey Oswald renounced his American citizenship.

Variant Control # Project Number 99302K

Accession Number NN3-541-99-001

sound cassette ends abruptly

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=924&relPageId=19

HALLETT, OLIVER S. (COMMANDER, U.S. NAVY)

Sources: CIA document dated 8 September 1964 (MMF 1742); Death of a President, Manchester, 34-35, 222, 256, 275, 289

Mary's Comments: Naval attache in US Embassy in Moscow in 1959. His wife was Embassy receptionist. He knew LHO in Moscow. His name appeared on U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Diplomatic List in 1959. His name was in "Sammy" paper (MMF 1742). He then had submarine duty but in Feb 1963, he is posted to White House. He ordered Cabinet plane back to Washington 11/22/63. Ordered White House flag to half mast (the first flag in nation to go down). Hallett died Oct 30, 1992. Survived by wife: Joan and daughter, Carolyn Hallett Maginnis (Mrs. Francis Xavier Maginnis of Herndon, VA.)

end

NOTE RE SAMMY PAPERS

Samy, according to the second document below was the cryptonym for MELVIN KANTOR, who had relatives in the Soviet Union, ostensibly Soviet dissidents, who was born in 1937...whether that is 100% accurate, is left to the readers

judgement......What is at the very bottom is rather fascinating in my book......

Home/Archive/Documents/JFK Assassination Documents/JFK Documents - Central Intelligence Agency/Oswald 201 File (201-289248)/

NARA Record Number: 104-10300-10065

MEMO: SUBJECT SAMMY [2 Pages]

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=54692

Home/Archive/Documents/JFK Assassination Documents/JFK Documents - Central Intelligence Agency/HSCA Segregated CIA Collection/HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 43/

NARA Record Number: 104-10120-10521

SAMMY

https://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=23153

There is more than one SAMMY document above is just a sampling.....

Forgive My Grief IV pg 65, by Jones Jr., Penn (1974)

".. In less than a minute the mansion came through Commander Oliver Hallett in the Situation Room was on the other end . Commander Oliver S Hallett USN his wife and sixteen year old daughter, all knew Oswald.....

I REALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THIS SAYS...Does anybody have Forgive My Grief IV (1976) or a link to the article via Baylor University's Penn Jones collection?

Did you know?

KANTOR, MARVIN -----

Sources: HSCA, Vol. XII, p. 364; CIA 1004-400; CIA 1188-1000; HSCA Reel 9, Box 7, Folder J, K (AMKW 7)

Mary's

Comments: DOB: 5/9/34. POB: New York, NY. Parents Irving and Sarah Brodsky Kantor. Married Lis Petersen (Danish girl) in Copenhagen 8/13/61. Educ. Copenhagen Univ, 1961. Fordham Univ., M.A. 1962. Univ of Michigan, Ph.D. 1966. Lecturer in Slavic Languages Univ of Michigan, 1964-66. Brooklyn College of City Univ of New York, Brooklyn, NY, asst Professor of Russian, 1966-67. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL, asst. prof. of Slavic languages, 1967--. He was a student in Minsk in 1961. Lived with aunt and uncle (mother's sister). Russians tried to recruit him then threw him out of Russia. He was interviewed in Copenhagen by CIA May 3 and 4, 1961. He went back to Russia 6 or 7 years later and received a phone call from the same Russian diplomat who had tried to recruit him in 1961 (just a "social call"). 1952-55, Kantor was an enlisted Marine. Had been to Cuba in the Carribean and to Yugoslavia. Marina was taking English at Univ of Mich in March 1965 at same time Kantor was lecturing there. CIA apparently wanted to keep Marina and Kantor apart and asked help from FBI.

One thing that makes all of this a little more interesting than your average

post is the somewhat humorous anecdotal comment John Newman [Oswald & The CIA]

makes at the beginning of referenced bopok, when he mentions Mrs. Hallett's

daughter, Carolyn, asking re LHO "Mommy, who was that weird man?"

In that same section of the book Newman mentions someone else in that room

in the U.S. Embassy......Ned Keenan, who actually sat down next to Oswald......

Of course, there was a Steve Keenan in Mexico City with a "Lee Oswald."

And people, wonder why I am always hammering the genealogy angles........

Edited by Robert Howard
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Tom Scully

Joan Hallett, soon after he husband's death, had some interesting things to say.

https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=Joan+Hallett%2C+a+receptionist+at+the+embassy+who+was+married+to+the+assistant+naval+attach%C3%A9&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=Joan+Hallett%2C+a+receptionist+at+the+embassy+who+was+married+to+the+assistant+naval+attach%C3%A9&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=bks&source=og&sa=N&tab=wp&ei=-m4-T77YGIeM0QHfqIDoBw&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=f2d304ae67c3c0c1&biw=1440&bih=744

...

Snyder apparently treated Oswald as a privileged visitor to the Moscow Embassy.

Joan Hallett, a receptionist at the embassy who was married to the assistant naval attaché, recalled in a 1994 interview that, in contrast to the official story, Oswald had come “several times” to the embassy in 1959. Hallett said Snyder and the security officer “took him upstairs to the working floors, a secure area where tthe Ambassador and the political, economic, and military officers were. A visitor would never ever get up there unless he was on official business. I was never up there" Anthony and Robbyn Summers, The Ghosts of November,"

Vanity Fair. (December 1994)

Conspiracy in Camelot: the complete history of the assassination ... - Page 166

books.google.com Jerome A. Kroth - 2003

The man who knew too much - Page 116

books.google.com Dick Russell, Dick Russell

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters - Page 403

books.google.comJames W. Douglass - 2010

Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup ...

books.google.com Lamar Waldron

http://www.fas.org/sgp/advisory/arrb98/part08.htm

...3. In the U.S.S.R.

Various authors interested in Lee Harvey Oswald have suggested that Oswald was a CIA source, asset, or operative at the time of his defection to the U.S.S.R. in October 1959. Researchers further suggest that Oswald either performed some sort of mission for the CIA, met with CIA personnel in the Soviet Union, or was debriefed by CIA personnel upon his return. The Review Board staff requested information and records from CIA and other agencies in an effort to pursue records that might shed light on such allegations.

a. CIA operations in Moscow.

The Review Board staff examined extensive CIA records concerning the history and operations of the CIA in or against the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and early to mid 1960s. The Review Board found no records that suggested that Oswald had ever worked for the CIA in any capacity, nor did any records suggest that Oswald's trip and defection to the Soviet Union served any intelligence purpose. The Review Board staff also interviewed the senior CIA officer in Moscow at the time of Oswald's arrival and the CIA Chief of Station present when Oswald departed the Soviet Union. Both individuals stated that they had no knowledge of Oswald prior to the assassination, and they did not believe that Oswald's trip and defection to the Soviet Union was orchestrated for any intelligence purpose.

b. American Embassy personnel.

Review Board staff interviewed, or informally spoke with, numerous individuals assigned to the American Embassy in Moscow during the time period 19591963. The clarity of individual memories of Oswald and/or the Moscow Embassy varied widely and few stories were consistent. One of the most interesting was the interview of Joan Hallett, the receptionist at the American Embassy and the first embassy person to meet Oswald. Hallett was the wife of Assistant Naval Attache Commander Oliver Hallett and a temporary receptionist during the summer American Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow. Hallett's recollections of Oswald's visit place him at the embassy before the end of the Exhibition on September 5, 1959. Available records show Oswald in the USSR no earlier than October 15, 1959. While Hallett's Department of State employment records document her recollection that she was not employed as a receptionist as late as October 31, 1959, the Review Board found no documentary evidence to explain the variation in dates.

c. Search for American Embassy records.

In an effort to account for the widely varying stories from the interviews of personnel assigned to the American Embassy in Moscow, the Review Board staff reviewed the Department of State post files for Moscow for the period 19591963, which are available to the public at NARA. The Department of State was not able to locate the visitors book for Moscow circa 1959 nor any list of visitors and tourists for late 1959....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for that Tom,

Joan Hallett, soon after he husband's death, had some interesting things to say.

https://www.google.c...iw=1440&bih=744

...

Snyder apparently treated Oswald as a privileged visitor to the Moscow Embassy.

Joan Hallett, a receptionist at the embassy who was married to the assistant naval attaché, recalled in a 1994 interview that, in contrast to the official story, Oswald had come "several times" to the embassy in 1959. Hallett said Snyder and the security officer "took him upstairs to the working floors, a secure area where tthe Ambassador and the political, economic, and military officers were. A visitor would never ever get up there unless he was on official business. I was never up there" Anthony and Robbyn Summers, The Ghosts of November,"

Vanity Fair. (December 1994)

Conspiracy in Camelot: the complete history of the assassination ... - Page 166

books.google.com Jerome A. Kroth - 2003

The man who knew too much - Page 116

books.google.com Dick Russell, Dick Russell

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters - Page 403

books.google.comJames W. Douglass - 2010

Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup ...

books.google.com Lamar Waldron

http://www.fas.org/s...rb98/part08.htm

...3. In the U.S.S.R.

Various authors interested in Lee Harvey Oswald have suggested that Oswald was a CIA source, asset, or operative at the time of his defection to the U.S.S.R. in October 1959. Researchers further suggest that Oswald either performed some sort of mission for the CIA, met with CIA personnel in the Soviet Union, or was debriefed by CIA personnel upon his return. The Review Board staff requested information and records from CIA and other agencies in an effort to pursue records that might shed light on such allegations.

a. CIA operations in Moscow.

The Review Board staff examined extensive CIA records concerning the history and operations of the CIA in or against the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and early to mid 1960s. The Review Board found no records that suggested that Oswald had ever worked for the CIA in any capacity, nor did any records suggest that Oswald's trip and defection to the Soviet Union served any intelligence purpose. The Review Board staff also interviewed the senior CIA officer in Moscow at the time of Oswald's arrival and the CIA Chief of Station present when Oswald departed the Soviet Union. Both individuals stated that they had no knowledge of Oswald prior to the assassination, and they did not believe that Oswald's trip and defection to the Soviet Union was orchestrated for any intelligence purpose.

b. American Embassy personnel.

Review Board staff interviewed, or informally spoke with, numerous individuals assigned to the American Embassy in Moscow during the time period 19591963. The clarity of individual memories of Oswald and/or the Moscow Embassy varied widely and few stories were consistent. One of the most interesting was the interview of Joan Hallett, the receptionist at the American Embassy and the first embassy person to meet Oswald. Hallett was the wife of Assistant Naval Attache Commander Oliver Hallett and a temporary receptionist during the summer American Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow. Hallett's recollections of Oswald's visit place him at the embassy before the end of the Exhibition on September 5, 1959. Available records show Oswald in the USSR no earlier than October 15, 1959. While Hallett's Department of State employment records document her recollection that she was not employed as a receptionist as late as October 31, 1959, the Review Board found no documentary evidence to explain the variation in dates.

c. Search for American Embassy records.

In an effort to account for the widely varying stories from the interviews of personnel assigned to the American Embassy in Moscow, the Review Board staff reviewed the Department of State post files for Moscow for the period 19591963, which are available to the public at NARA. The Department of State was not able to locate the visitors book for Moscow circa 1959 nor any list of visitors and tourists for late 1959....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...