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Oswald's Escorts: The Garrison Files


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Some of you asked for the information Paul Bleau referred to in his last installment about the FPCC.

There, he talked about a much mentioned escort around Oswald seen by many witnesses. Well, here he names and describes the witnesses.  The tally sheet is over 30. And after this was published, Paul found a source that may have actually named him.  This explodes the myth of Oswald the loner even further.  

Paul has done some really good work with the Garrison files.  He has been working out of them for months on end.  Kudos to him.

https://www.kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/oswalds-escort

 

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This is great stuff from Mr. Bleau. I’m not sure about the sightings from when Oswald was in Russia, and a few of the other ones, but there are enough credible independent  sightings of Oswald with this muscular dark-skinned “escort” that I think it can be considered a fact that Oswald ran around with this guy in New Orleans.

What is the source that names the escort? I think it’s interesting that both Loran Hall and Lawrence Howard fit the given description, but I haven’t seen any source that suggests an actual identity for the man seen with Oswald.

Another interesting potential suspect is the “Wilfredo Mas” mentioned by Orestes Pena to Harold Weisberg as the top CIA connected Cuban in New Orleans - who I suspect was JMWAVE asset and judo black belt Wilfredo Morales. However, I haven’t been able to find a physical description or any evidence Morales was in New Orleans other than Ricardo Davis mentioning that he met a Cuban black belt in karate with Guy Banister. I think it’s a reasonable assumption though that a judo expert would be in good physical shape, and the name similarity is pretty spot on (“Mas” might have just been a transcription error by Weisberg), so I think it’s an interesting lead. 

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Interesting stuff.

Regarding the Garrison files, I recall reading somewhere, possibly in Destiny Betrayed, that most of Garrison's files had been destroyed by Harry Connick, Sr.

Obviously, many of his files have survived.

 

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1 hour ago, Benjamin Cole said:

More excellent content from K&K and Bleau. 

For a leftie, loser, loner LHO was often in groups, and joined organized groups, such as Civilian Air Patrol, or the Marines. 

CAP, founded by owner of the TSBD in 1963, Harold dry hole Byrd.  No note of that in the Wikipedia profile. Or Oswald and Ferries picture.  Nor Le May's award to Byrd for his services.  Byrd and the Dallas Petroleum Club (in spite of his nick name) and LTV.

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3 minutes ago, Ron Bulman said:

CAP, founded by owner of the TSBD in 1963, Harold dry hole Byrd.  No note of that in the Wikipedia profile. Or Oswald and Ferries picture.  Nor Le May's award to Byrd for his services.  Byrd and the Dallas Petroleum Club (in spite of his nick name) and LTV.

Correction.  It does mention his ownership in passing. Which might mean his hunting trip to Africa in the fall of 1963 was pre planned.  To avoid potential improprieties.  If anyone knows what I'm talking about.

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Tom, the source for that info was Eladio Del Valle on the eve of his death.

William, as per the Garrison files, Garrison had some at his home which he took home from the office.  Those were given to the ARRB. And he gave some to John Barbour, which is where I think Len got his. 

But there were three ways they disappeared.  Harry Connick Sr. admitted to destroying many of them. The files Garrison had at the home of his driver, Steve Bordelon disappeared. Third, Bill Boxley, a CIA plant in his office, stole many of them.  Garrison talks about the last in the Barbour documentary The Garrison Tapes.

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1 hour ago, James DiEugenio said:

Tom, the source for that info was Eladio Del Valle on the eve of his death.

William, as per the Garrison files, Garrison had some at his home which he took home from the office.  Those were given to the ARRB. And he gave some to John Barbour, which is where I think Len got his. 

But there were three ways they disappeared.  Harry Connick Sr. admitted to destroying many of them. The files Garrison had at the home of his driver, Steve Bordelon disappeared. Third, Bill Boxley, a CIA plant in his office, stole many of them.  Garrison talks about the last in the Barbour documentary The Garrison Tapes.

 

Tom, the source for that info was Eladio Del Valle on the eve of his death.--JD

Correction! On the eve of his murder

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Who did Del Valle say was the escort? Is there is any corroborating evidence for Del Valle’s claims? Maybe I’m missing something here but I’m really curious about who the hell this guy really was. 

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I just got around to reading this.  Maybe a few of the descriptions are a bit tenuous or even contradictory (e.g. age/height/weight).  But overall, damn.  It seems like "the fingerprints of intelligence are all over him" (Oswald).

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8 hours ago, Matt Allison said:

Larry Howard for sure, but I don't see it with Loran Hall.

You might be right. I was going off an FBI description of Hall that says he was 5’11, 215lbs in Sept. 63 and lists his complexion as “dark”. Photographs of him look pretty different, especially the complexion part. The height might be a bit much for our escort too. 

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=11948#relPageId=35

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