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Who do you think it is??

Interesting Link covered by media.

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/Marsh/Jfk-conspiracy/vincedual.html

Hi Wade-

Interesting article. Palamara has a new book coming out (hopefully this year) in which he details interviews with over 70 agents and former agents, and addresses many of the questions/issues surrounding the actions (or lack thereof) of the Secret Service on and around 11/22/63. From what I know of it, it sounds like it may be quite revealing. I believe the title is Survivor's Guilt. The book is finished, and Vince is currently shopping it to publishers.

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I hadn't heard much detail about this before and had previously just disregarded it as rumor, but it sure looks interesting.

GEE, I sure WONDER why this wasn't investigated in the ALL-KNOWING Warren Report? A Secret Service man dies on the same day as the President and it's not worth going into detail over? Please.

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Donald Wayne House being arrested. (Steve Thomas)

Thanks, Steve.

House is a very interesting character. If I remember correctly, he had some explosives in the trunk of his car. There was another Fort Worth arrest that day which was kind of bizarre.

In the article 'The Cowtown Connection', M. Duke Lane claims that David Atlee Phillips was also arrested. There seems to be no evidence for this but maybe he was confusing DAP with Kenneth Wilson who was also taken into custody; Wilson bears a slight similarity to Phillips (see below) but that hardly justifies the claim.

James

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Donald Wayne House being arrested. (Steve Thomas)

In the article 'The Cowtown Connection', M. Duke Lane claims that David Atlee Phillips was also arrested. There seems to be no evidence for this but maybe he was confusing DAP with Kenneth Wilson who was also taken into custody; Wilson bears a slight similarity to Phillips (see below) but that hardly justifies the claim.

James

Some believe that Duke Lane is a disinfo provocateur like his mentor

Dave Perry. He attended JFK Marrs classes at UTA till he told some

there that his "company" was transferring him back to Virginia.

Jack :rolleyes:

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You beat me to it James [full story below].

Someone with 'Cover-up' p89 could confirm?

However, still worth noting is this photo, by Jack Beers....Interesting - the site has 'exceeded it's daily bandwidth.'

http://jfkmurderphotos.bravehost.com

I don't know that I have this one filed - it's what appears to be the arrest of a 4th tramp.

- lee

THE COWTOWN CONNECTION

by

M. Duke Lane

(CIS ID: 76004,2356)

Harold Weisberg once said about his Whitewash works that "there are no

theories in my books... they're factual."[1] The sentiment about factuality

has been echoed by many respectable researchers, who insist that "the Kennedy

case ought to be treated as a homicide, which is what it is." Aren't we

pressing for a final, legal investigation of the JFK murder to view all of

the evidence, new and old, holding it to the constraints of our legal system?

A common refrain, after all, is that the Warren Commission's investigation

and "conviction" of Lee Oswald would never have held up in a true adversarial

judicial proceeding.

Interestingly, we don't seem to hold ourselves to the same constraints. If

one researcher discovers something, even in error, we are apparently

permitted to cite that person's work, without certification, as established

fact. Many people complain when their own theories are held up to the same

critical light as we hold the official investigations, as if we aren't

beholden to the same burden of proof we assign them.

There has even been recent argument on both sides of this issue regarding

whether researchers' conclusions ought to be held up to critical peer review

or whether we should be allowed to follow our intuition and reach reasonable

conclusions... which can't be anything more than speculation, by

definition.[2] That we accept such speculation and/or incomplete

investigation as "fact" is exemplified by Robert Morrow's recently published

First Hand Knowledge (FHK),[3] in which he suggests that an apparent CIA

operative was detained in Fort Worth only a couple of hours after Kennedy's

assassination.

FHK is, by most people's estimation, a reprint of Morrow's earlier Betrayal,

this time, however, naming names and adding new information. One piece of

this "new information" is that an "unidentified suspect" taken into custody

in Fort Worth, 30 miles west of Dallas, was, in fact, David Atlee Phillips, a

former CIA operative who was based in Mexico City while Lee Harvey Oswald was

purportedly visiting Soviet and Cuban embassies in that city, and/or the

"Maurice Bishop" character said to be Cubans refugees' CIA contact for the

Bay of Pigs operation. What, the reader must wonder, was this man--of all

people--doing in that place at that time? This is information with curious

implications indeed!

As evidence of Phillips' apparent complicity in the murder, Morrow includes a

photo of Phillips beside the House Assassinations Committee's sketch of

"Bishop," which many researchers agree look strikingly similar. The photo is

included with the Phillips and "Bishop" pictures. The man, Morrow asserts,

bears an "uncanny resemblance" to Phillips/Bishop. Even while the angles of

the men's faces are different, making a direct comparison difficult if not

impossible, there does indeed appear to be a resemblance between them.

What was Phillips/Bishop doing in Fort Worth? The reader is left to wonder,

for Morrow cites Gary Shaw and Larry Ray Harris' Cover-Up[4] to state that no

record of this man's arrest exists and, in fact, the negatives of the

pictures taken of the arrest have disappeared from the files of The Fort

Worth Star-Telegram. Who but the government could manage such an obvious

cover-up, one must wonder. Who indeed?

Since I live near Fort Worth, I decided to look into this. This article will

take the reader roughly through the steps of my investigation into this

question. In the end, we will find that not only was Morrow "reaching," but

also that previous information was incomplete at best. While I cannot

possibly clear Phillips from any sort of involvement in the Bay of Pigs

episode or the Kennedy hit, it is quite clear that he was NOT the man in the

photo Morrow uses to implicate him. This is perhaps an abject lesson for the

reader not to take everything he reads at face value, no matter what the

credentials of an author may seem to be....

Let us pause for a moment to consider Morrow's works. Morrow, as we know,

claims to be a former CIA contract agent who supposedly delivered four

Mannlicher- Carcano 7.65mm rifles to David Ferrie for what he later

determined to be the JFK assassination, one of which he says he kept. In both

FHK and Betrayal, he discusses the purchase and delivery of these rifles to

Ferrie, who of course, cannot confirm or deny Morrow's allegation since he is

dead. Nor can Morrow's CIA connection be affirmed or refuted; we have no

choice but to either take the man at his word or not, since it is impossible

to prove one way or the other. That is simply the nature of the beast.

Likewise, we can either believe or disbelieve his accounts of the various

newly-named people's involvement in the planning, execution and/or cover-up

of the assassination. Certainly, the dust jacket overview and the author's

own preface to his new book paint a reasonably credible picture of the man

who claims to have "first hand knowledge" of the assassination. Knowing,

however, that there is no statute of limitations against prosecution in a

murder, how is it that Morrow can publicly come forward with an admission of

having participated in the most notorious murder of our time? Even aside from

prosecution, surely one must wonder at what repercussions he might suffer at

the hands of those whom he names as his accomplices, including the CIA.

These questions are handled adroitly enough even before the reader reaches

the book's introduction. "Mr Morrow," the dust jacket states, "has now come

forward with the truth because he believes the danger to his family is

reduced due to the impending release of the Congressional files on the

assassination," thereby assuring us that Morrow doesn't expect to become

another "mysterious death."

But what of the others he names? His own preface makes this clear: "More than

half the characters about to come to life on these pages have already been

put to death, tortured, exiled or silenced in strange and horrible ways."

They are either dead or otherwise will not rise to their own defense against

Morrow's accusations. It is worthwhile to note that David Atlee Phillips is

among the former, having died of cancer at his Arlington, VA, home on July 7,

1988.[5] He will not be stepping forward to clear his name, nor will Tracy

Barnes, another of the people Morrow names in FHK and who is also dead. The

rest of the "more than half" of Morrow's characters will likewise not be

coming forward to correct the record and provide true facts since they've

either been "put to death, tortured, exiled or silenced in strange and

horrible ways." The other half, we may reasonably conclude, have but bit

parts in Morrow's narrative, and aren't connected with the assassination, and

so have nothing to "fear."

Returning to the question of Phillips (or Bishop) having been arrested in

Fort Worth, we must bear these factors in mind. Gary Shaw and Larry Harris

have already told us that no record of the arrest exists and that negatives

of the photographs taken of this man have "disappeared" from the

Star-Telegram's files. Morrow has only added to the mystery by connecting the

CIA to this man, a factor which can apparently not be proven nor disproven.

Or can it?

Tom Tilson Tells Tall Tales

===========================

One of the first things I was curious about was whether this arrest had any

connection to the black sedan chase so often related to the events in Dealey

Plaza. This connection was bolstered by an article which appeared the day

after the assassination in The Dallas Morning News which told of a man having

been arrested in Fort Worth because he was said to be driving a car "linked

to the slayer."[6] Fort Worth was the apparent destination of the driver of

the black sedan headed westbound on the DFW Turnpike and chased by an

off-duty Dallas policeman.

This incident was first reported by Earl Golz in The Dallas Morning News[7]

nearly twenty years after the fact, and repeated by Jim Marrs in

Crossfire,[8] to which the reader is referred for additional information. In

addition, rumblings of a car having been found abandoned in Fort Worth later

in the day_naturally tied to the "black car chase"_raised even more

interesting possibilities. Was the man in the FHK photo the same one who

off-duty officer Tom Tilson chased from Dealey Plaza, and who may

subsequently have abandoned the car before having been arrested?

Unequivocally not. To begin with, it is apparent that there never was a car,

black or otherwise, where Tilson claimed he initially saw it. His interview

with Golz clearly states that he was driving along Commerce Street just

beyond the Stemmons Freeway bridge but not yet as far as the Triple Underpass

(the railroad bridge) when he saw a man run down the bridge abutment, toss a

long object (a rifle?) into the back seat, run around to jump into the

driver's seat and take off.

According to his daughter who was riding with him, "seconds before she saw

the fleeing man, the presidential limousine had just sped past his parked car

on the grass... and the limousine was turning onto Stemmons Freeway."[9] This

time roughly corresponds to the time that Mel McIntire took two photographs

of the limo emerging from under the railroad bridge and, shortly thereafter,

the Secret Service follow-up car turning onto Stemmons.[10] In neither photo

is there a "parked car on the grass." With the rest of the motorcade still in

Dealey Plaza, it is impossible that a car could have gotten to that spot in

time for Tilson to have seen it before passing under the Triple Underpass. It

simply wasn't there.

Moreover, photographic evidence belies Tilson's claim that "everyone was

jumping out of their cars pulling up on the median strip" in the plaza as he

saw the man running down the abutment and jumping into his car.[11] Of the

many photographs taken in DP, none show "everyone... jumping out of their

cars [and] pulling up on the median strip," and none show cars parked on the

median even long after the motorcade had left the plaza, much less when

Tilson claims they were (before the press bus had even reached the

Underpass). Obviously, Tilson has never looked at any pictures of the

assassination and aftermath before.

If that doesn't prove the lie, then consider that the Dallas Police

Department (DPD) recorded and investigated, however cursorily, quite a number

of reports about suspicious cars in the Dallas area that afternoon.[12] Yet,

according to Tilson, his own compatriots decided to ignore his report because

"if you didn't have a big white hat on, they didn't even want you in the

office."[13] Does it make sense that detectives will credit and investigate

reports from ordinary citizens, yet ignore one from "one of their own?"

Also, is it credible that a fleeing assassin would drive a dozen or so blocks

through city streets to get on a highway when there was and is an entrance

ramp onto the same highway, going in the same direction, within 100 yards of

where his car was supposedly parked and immediately to the left of the

Stemmons Freeway entrance taken by the motorcade? I think not.

If Tilson's story is a fabrication, however, that doesn't preclude that a car

was found abandoned in Fort Worth, and in fact, one was. Almost by accident,

I met a retired Fort Worth police officer, WD Roberts, who had called in a

report of an abandoned and presumably stolen car only a few minutes after the

time that Kennedy was being shot thirty miles away.[14]

Officer Roberts, who is now retired from the force, was on patrol in the

Riverside section of east Fort Worth and had come across the vehicle. He

called it in to the dispatcher at about 12:45 to 1:00. (It was later

determined to have been stolen in Houston the previous week.) Roberts is

certain that the car was not black (ergo not related to Tilson's "black

sedan"), but only recalls it as being "a light color, perhaps even

two-toned." Since it had been parked there for a number of days, we can

reasonably conclude that it was not related to the JFK murder, thereby

removing it from consideration in relation to the arrest in question.

If At First You Don't Succeed...

================================

Between the apparent fact that Tom Tilson's black sedan never existed and

that the car found abandoned in Fort Worth wasn't connected to this

pseudo-event, it was quite certain that this avenue of inquiry would not lead

to a conclusion about the photo in FHK. Who, then, was the man in the photo,

and what could be learned about him? After all, he could be just about

anyone: how can an unidentified man be found thirty years later from his

image that is bound to have changed in the interim? There are more than two

million people in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex; where and how do you begin?

As anyone can see, there are in fact two men in the photograph: the

"unidentified suspect" and a police officer. Since nobody'd had any luck

finding out about the arrest from official files, I reasoned, the next-best

way would seem to be to find out what the arresting officer could remember.

And if you're trying to find out who a cop is, who're the best people to ask?

Naturally, other cops who may have worked with him. I decided to check with

Fort Worth police.

Identifying the officer in the photo proved not as easy as I'd thought, since

in the course of less than two hours, I'd gotten no less than four "positive

identifications" of the man from nearly a dozen of his fellow officers,

including the Assistant Chief of Police. Only one of them, as it turned out,

was correct. This should be instructive to anyone who attempts to identify a

person based upon the recollection of only one or two of his

contemporaries... even if they're trained observers, as police are frequently

termed.

The officer who found the abandoned car mentioned earlier, WD Roberts, also

turned out to be the arresting officer in the case of Donald Wayne House,

which many readers are familiar with. For the sake of those who aren't and

for putting Roberts' observations and impressions on the record (since

nobody's ever asked him about this before), we'll once again depart our main

focus on the FHK photo to recap the story of this arrest; interestingly, it

will lead us directly back to the photo.

In addition to the brief mention of the "2-city manhunt" in The Dallas

Morning News on the morning after the assassination, there was one (and only

one) other account of someone being arrested in Fort Worth. It appeared in

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram the day after the assassination, and related

that a 22-year-old man had been picked up as a possible suspect in the

assassination of President Kennedy.[15] While it didn't identify the man by

name, it did indicate that he was from Ranger, a small town southwest of Fort

Worth. It also identified the arresting officers (WD Roberts and BG Whistler)

and noted that the man had been arrested in the 3400 block of East Belknap

Street in the city.

Reconstructing this arrest from a variety of sources, it happened something

like this:

On the morning of November 22, Donald Wayne House left his home in Ranger, TX

bound for Mesquite (a Dallas suburb) to visit an old Army buddy, Randall

Hunsaker.[16] He had parked his car in a lot on Commerce Street at about

10:30[17] and called Hunsaker, who was apparently not home. Hearing that JFK

was due to ride through downtown, he decided to get a glimpse of Kennedy,

whom he says he had long admired.[18] After the motorcade had passed, he

headed toward Fort Worth on the DFW Turnpike to visit a cousin.[19]

Along the way, House says he stopped for gas at a station in Grand Prairie,

where two women who had heard about the assassination asked him if he knew

anything more about it. House told them that he'd heard the alleged

assassin's description, which he then related to the women. The description

he gave them of Oswald describes House as well, a resemblance that can be

clearly seen in photos taken of him that day except that House is much

shorter than Oswald.[20] It is also possible that the women had heard the

description themselves and felt that House matched it closely enough to

arouse their suspicions.

One of the two women he spoke with was apparently the "Mrs Cunningham"

identified in Dallas County Deputy Sheriff JC Watson's report who called the

Grand Prairie PD after House had left the filling station. The Grand Prairie

PD then notified the Dallas County sheriffs, who in turn made a general

broadcast including his description and that of his car and its license plate

number at 1:35 pm. A "short while" later Tarrant County officials notified

sheriffs that the car and driver had been taken into custody.[21]

The green and white Ford was heading westbound on the DFW Turnpike toward

Fort Worth.[22] At about the same time or just shortly after the Sheriff's

broadcast had gone out, FWPD officer WD Roberts had pulled into the Shady

Oaks Drive-in on Riverside Drive just after having called in his report of

the abandoned car. While waiting for a cup of coffee, he happened to glance

in his mirror and noticed the car going by. He took off after it, leaving the

carhop standing there with his order in hand.[23]

Roberts called into FWPD dispatch to verify House's license plate number, and

because he was driving an underpowered cruiser, he also requested assistance

in case the driver attempted to evade him.[24] Officer BG Whistler, who was

patrolling an adjoining sector, sped to his assistance and met up with him a

short distance away at the "Five Points" intersection of East Belknap and

Bonnie Brae;[25] officer BL Harbour also fell in behind Whistler.[26] Upon

seeing he had assistance, Roberts notified dispatch that he was going to

"curb" the car.[27]

Roberts pulled around House and forced him to pull over in the 3400 block of

East Belknap Street near Sylvania Park; Whistler came up behind House, got

out of his squad car, and trained his shotgun on House, telling him to get

out of the car and keep his hands where they could be seen. Roberts frisked

him and put him in handcuffs before putting him in the back of Whistler's

car. By this time (shortly before 1:57 pm CST, the time on House's arrest

report[28]), a number of other officers had also arrived, including Lt

Lawrence Wood who immediately took charge as the ranking officer. Harbour

joined Whistler in the latter's car and the two transported the prisoner to

city hall where they were photographed by newsmen.[29] Wood accompanied these

officers to city hall on his motorcycle[30] while Roberts remained behind to

secure the scene and inventory the vehicle.[31]

All of the officers involved described the arrest as "odd" because, during

all of this time, House never said a word. Roberts in particular thought so,

and "couldn't imagine how you could pull a man out of his car, frisk him,

handcuff him and put him in the back of a patrol car in a matter of just

seconds, all the time with a shotgun aimed at him and he never even asked why

he was being arrested!"[32]

Roberts' account was confirmed by Whistler, who added that Lt Wood had

instructed them not to ask House any questions or make any statements to him,

but to "leave that to the Feds," who had apparently been notified to meet the

officers at city hall.[33] House's arrest report also indicated that "the

subject never once appeared nervous and in fact he was unusually calm," and

that he had never asked the officers why he was being arrested or taken into

jail.

Among the police, only Wood's account differed. He told a reporter that House

was "hysterical" and that "the guy stuttered, he was so scared he couldn't

get a single word out, no matter how long he tried,"[34] descriptions the

arresting officers adamantly denied. In Wood's defense, however, that

recollection was nearly twenty years old by the time it was made.

(House's own account of it, published ten months after his arrest, says that

he'd asked why he was being arrested and was told by officers "You're being

arrested for the assassination of President Kennedy,"[35] which also

contradicts the officers' statements. I consider this to be a relatively

minor point since House was "in the spotlight" during the interview and may

have tended to meld details. He was undoubtedly told at some time why he'd

been brought in; whether it was before or after he arrived at city hall seems

more a matter of how he told the story than how it actually happened.)

Another oddity, Roberts recalled, was that House's car was "absolutely

spotless, there wasn't even a slip of paper in the glove box," although he

found an empty dynamite box in the trunk, which House claimed to have been

using as a tool chest[36] (Wood, in his account, said that "we found several

boxes of dynamite in the back seat,"[37] which the arresting officers also

disputed). Roberts was surprised to learn that House supposedly junked the

car a short while later[38], saying that he couldn't imagine why he did since

the car was "immaculate."

House was transported to city hall (which also housed police headquarters at

the time) by Officers Whistler and Harbour, and photographs[39] show the two

taking him inside. House was then put in the "shakedown" room and searched,

where the only belongings that were recorded having been taken from him was a

wallet containing $23 in cash and a knife.[40] According to House, he was

interrogated by federal officers for three hours and remained alone in his

cell for another hour before being cleared and released,[41] although the jail

report indicates the time was slightly shorter.[42]

Another apparent "oddity" came up when Roberts also recalled that, when he

arrived at city hall later in the day, he had gone to the chief's secretary

to dictate his report. About midway into his report, he says, the chief came

in and told him "not to bother" completing his report, that the man had

already been cleared by the Feds.[43] Whistler also did not recall writing a

report, corroborating Roberts' memory.

Again, there is nothing "sinister" about this. The official record of federal

agents interviewing him exists, and was published by the Warren

Commission.[44] I was also able to find an arrest report for House on file

that was compiled from "information from" the two arresting officers and BL

Harbour (who is now deceased). It was typed by a clerk and filed; it was not,

however, signed by the officers which is why I believe they don't remember

having filed it since, in reality, it was typed and filed after they'd

recounted the details of the arrest to the clerk. Considering the commotion

of the afternoon, it is hardly surprising that this occurred.

A Second Arrest in Fort Worth

=============================

While there is a relative wealth of information about Donald Wayne House

available, as we've already learned, nothing was known about the second man

who is pictured in FHK. As I've already noted, in Cover-Up, Shaw and Harris

relate that "a second Fort Worth arrest was made at the same time House was

taken into custody, but other than photographs from The Fort Worth

Star-Telegram, there is no record of the arrest." They continue that

"negatives of these photos [which include the one that appears in FHK and

also in Cover-Up] are now missing from the newspaper's files."[45] Morrow

added his opinion that the man looked like someone associated with the CIA

and/or the Bay of Pigs operation. It all sounds very mysterious, almost

sinister.

None of the newspaper articles around that period provide any indication of

who this man was, and no account of this second arrest appeared in any of the

local papers. None of the photos were published by local newspapers, although

there were at least four other photos taken of him in addition to the one in

FHK. A second picture, which appears in Cover-Up,[46] shows the man being

taken from the FWPD patrol car by Lt Wood, and a third on file at the

Star-Telegram offices depicts him being led by Wood and another officer (the

same one in the FHK photo) into city hall; two others show the back of the

man and the arresting officers as they entered the building.

Neither of the two photos in Cover-Up (one of which is the one in FHK) were

taken by Star-Telegram photographers, which explains why the negatives are

not on file there. Most likely, they were taken by its rival newspaper, The

Fort Worth Press, which ceased printing in May 1976 (although a new weekly

paper has been recently started under the same banner). The Star-Telegram, as

Shaw noted, no longer has all of the negatives of the photos they had taken,

but I was able to find photos on contact sheets (positives made directly from

the film strips) there, and most did indeed have negatives available. The

photo archives of the Press are said to be in private hands, so I have as yet

been unable to view whatever remains of them.

Some people have suggested that the Star-Telegram's negatives may have been

removed by the FBI as part of its official investigation, but there is no

evidence that this is the case. Some Star-Telegram staffers thought this

might be so, but the director of the photo archives told me that it is much

more likely that the photographers did not turn them all in, or removed them

after realizing that they may have some historical value. "We don't polygraph

them to make sure they do," he said. In any case, they were not removed by

any official body as part of either an investigation or a cover-up, nor most

certainly, to protect David Phillips.

While negatives are not available for a number of photos, there is nothing

particularly noteworthy about the ones that are missing versus those that are

not. In my estimation, it doesn't appear there is any cause to claim a

cleanup of "incriminating" photos, and certainly not with regard to this

particular arrest, since, as we shall soon see, the man had nothing to do

with either the assassination or the government. The photos on the contact

sheets can generally be viewed by the public on request, although it isn't

always easy to get copies of them.

The contact sheets turned out to be the solution to the question of who the

officer in the FHK photo actually was since, in one of the photos, I was able

to read the name plate on one of the men in one of the contact sheet photos:

it read "HW Sinclair," one of the four officers named by his associates.

After making a number of phone calls, I was able to locate Sinclair, and

phoned him an arranged to visit with him at his home in rural East Texas. Now

retired and raising cattle, he doesn't seem to have aged much in the past 29

years and looks very much the same as he did the day the photo was taken.

Both he and his wife positively identified him in the FHK photo, and also

identified Lt Lawrence Wood as the man with him in a photocopy I'd been able

to make of a Star-Telegram photo showing both officers.

(Two of the other officers who had been identified later called me and

identified Sinclair as well. It is also worth noting that, in head-on photos

of the man in custody, the similarity between him and "Maurice Bishop" and/or

David Atlee Phillips is no longer evident. One such photo can be seen in Shaw

and Harris' Cover-Up,[47] and another is on file at The Fort Worth

Star-Telegram.)

Sinclair is a private man and wouldn't allow our interview to be taped. He

was, however, very forthcoming in his recollections of that period. In

addition to arresting the man in the picture, Sinclair had also performed

security at Miller's Funeral Home while Lee Oswald was being prepared for

burial, and also at Rose Hill Cemetery when Oswald was buried. He also

pointed out that FWPD kept a guard at the gravesite for many months following

Oswald's burial, citing various threats of people digging up the body and

dragging it through the streets of the city.

It was a quirk of fate that got Sinclair involved in these events. Since he

had joined the force in 1956, he had been assigned as a patrolman in the

detective division, investigating fraud in plain clothes. Sometime in

mid-1963, however, someone decided that all patrolmen were to be assigned to

the Patrol Division, so Sinclair donned his uniform and patrolled the

streets. In January 1964, Sinclair was named the Patrol Division Officer of

the Year for 1963, and promoted to detective. He returned to plain clothes

and was assigned to the Homicide Division for the remainder of his years with

FWPD.

Sinclair remembered the arrest having taken place in the Riverside area on

the east side of Fort Worth, although he couldn't recall the exact location.

He had assisted two officers who he thought were on motorcycles to transport

the prisoner to city hall. "There were a lot of cops there," he said, adding

that he had arrived after the other officers. Lt Wood, whom Sinclair

diplomatically said was "not shy of the media," appeared "out of nowhere"

when he arrived at city hall with the prisoner. (In fact, Wood was already at

city hall, having escorted officers Whistler and Harbour with Donald House

from the arrest scene. In the NBC film footage, Wood can be seen alighting

from his motorcycle in front of the police cruiser) Wood then helped Sinclair

take the man out of the patrol car and escorted him into city hall. Wood is

also pictured taking the man out of the cruiser's front seat in one of the

photos in Cover-Up,[48] and it is his fingers that can be seen at the

prisoner's right elbow in the FHK photo.

Because he had merely assisted in the arrest, Sinclair did not believe that

he had filed an arrest report, that duty falling to the actual arresting

officers, whom Sinclair recalled having stayed behind to secure the arrest

scene and inventory the vehicle the man had apparently been stopped in. He

says he may have filled in a "call sheet," but later investigation found that

these are only kept for six months before being destroyed, so if he had, it

is no longer available. Beyond these facts and his recollection that it was

the only time in his career that he had loosed the shotgun officers carried

in their cruisers, he couldn't remember anything particularly striking about

the arrest and he was unable to remember what the man's name might have been.

He noted that Wood is now deceased, and that he didn't know who the arresting

officers might have been.[49]

The Unidentified Man

While I had successfully identified the officer in the picture, I was still

no closer to learning who the man in custody was or why he been detained.

During my many meetings with current and retired FWPD officers, however, I

had been referred to a number of others who may have had some information

regarding the case. One of these men was assigned as an officer to the

Identification Division in 1963, where he continues to work today as a

civilian employee (his associates consider him to be "the best fingerprint

guy you can find anywhere"). Sinclair thought that this individual may have

been working the afternoon of the arrests, and could provide some useful

information.

As it turned out, he had worked the evening shift on November 22, and thus

had no details of the arrest. However, he thought there might still be a

record of it on file, but shortly found that the department's worksheets of

that period were no longer on file. He felt that I wouldn't be able to find

any information without knowing the man's name, but nevertheless transferred

me to the supervisor of the Records Division. The supervisor suggested that I

come into the police station and look through some of their old microfilm

records. I went to Fort Worth later the same afternoon.

I didn't really know what I was looking for, whether it would be a jail

roster or what, but I thought I might have been able to find a name that was

out of place or couldn't be verified against other records. I was given two

rolls of microfilm covering the period, one of arrest records, and another of

the Disposition Report and Property Records of prisoners. Since I had already

read elsewhere and been told by the officers that no arrest record was made,

I didn't know how much luck I'd have, but I figured it was worth a try.

I began reading the arrest reports. It appeared that November 22, 1963

started out like any other day for FWPD (aside from the President's visit

that morning). Of the thirty or so arrests officers made that day, many were

listed as "juvenile fugitives," and a roughly equal number were for

"investigation of theft under $50 (shoplifting)." There was also a report of

a man who'd been taken into custody because the police had learned he had VD,

and one of a man who had been arrested in the men's room of the local bus

station while injecting nitroglycerine into his arm. Maybe the day wasn't so

"typical" after all....

Midway through the day's reports was the arrest report for Donald Wayne

House, which I decided to make a copy of since, after all, I'd been told it

hadn't been filed. The very next arrest report was for another man named

Kenneth Glenn Wilson, then of 6121 Broadway in Haltom City to the east of

Fort Worth. Interestingly, he had also been arrested at the 3400 block of

East Belknap Street, 23 minutes after House had been. The arresting officers

were listed as Lt LE Wood and HW Sinclair.[50]

This was an odd coincidence: nobody had mentioned two men having been

arrested in that place at that time. Who was this man, and what had he been

arrested for? That the arresting officers were the same two men who had been

photographed bringing the "unidentified suspect" into city hall made this

record all the more intriguing. (It is worth noting that Wood couldn't have

actually been an arresting officer since he'd already left the scene before

the man was taken into custody. He was, however, one of the two officers who

escorted him into city hall and booked him, and so was included in the

report.)

Wilson, an auto parts salesman, was charged as an "investigation witness." If

he was the same man in the photos, this helped to explain why he is shown

unmanacled in the photos taken at city hall: the man wasn't a suspect, but a

witness! A witness of what? The details of the arrest provided that

information:

"The above subject was arrested and charged as above [inv. Witness] after he

came to the scene of where House was arrested. When he arrived at the scene,

he stated that he recognized the car which House was driving and stated that

he thought that it belonged to his wife's cousin. On the way to the [city]

hall, the subject stated that House was recently been discharged from the

service. He stated that he had not seen House lately and that his home is in

Ranger, Texas" [emphasis added].[51]

As noted earlier, the interview House had with the Fort Worth Press said that

he was traveling to Fort Worth to visit his cousin, in addition to mentioning

his intent to visit his Army buddy in Dallas.[52] This man Wilson--or rather,

his wife--must be who House was going to see.

When I was talking with WD Roberts earlier, neither of us could figure out

why he had gotten off of the highway and driven up Riverside Drive since his

home was a number of miles farther out the same road. I drove to 6121

Broadway, the address given on Wilson's arrest record. While the house no

longer exists, the route that House took would have led him to his cousin's

house about a mile from where he was arrested. This particular segment of the

story no longer held any mystery. The question that nagged at me, though, was

how Wilson knew House had been arrested in the first place, an answer I knew

only Wilson could provide.

I was finally able to locate and contact Wilson (he no longer lives in Fort

Worth), who verified that he was the same Kenneth Glenn Wilson who had lived

at the 6121 Broadway address nearly 30 years ago. I explained the reason I

was calling, to identify a man in a photo which I believed to be him, and

wondered if he would be willing to help me. We discussed the circumstances

which led up to the photo being taken, and as he provided me with various

details without prompting_House's name, the make and color of car he was

driving, that he was from Ranger and that House was, in fact, his wife's

cousin_it quickly became apparent that I had found the man whose arrest

report I held, but was he the same man in the photo?

In the course of our conversation, he mentioned that he had a book about the

assassination with his picture in it; did I perhaps have the same one? It

turned out to be Cover-Up, which of course, I had. I asked him to turn to

page 89 where the photos of House and the "unidentified suspect" were, and

asked him if he recognized any of them. "Sure," he said. "The three across

the top are Don, and the two below that are of me."[53] One of these two

photos is the same as that which appears in FHK, as we've already discussed.

Satisfied that Wilson and the "unidentified suspect" were one and the same, I

arranged to meet with him the following weekend when I could make the time to

travel to where he now lives. We met one Saturday afternoon at a roadside

restaurant near the interstate; he was accompanied by his wife and young

grandson, who was visiting for the weekend. We talked for nearly three hours.

Wilson now wears glasses and is, in his words, "a little fatter and deeper in

debt," but the similarity with the man in the FHK photo was unmistakable. He

parts his hair differently, but facial characteristics like the nose, chin

and forehead don't change, and_despite his denial_he still has the same slim

build he had back then. When he later posed in the same semi-profile as in

the picture, there was no doubt I was looking at the same man. Furthermore,

both he and Mrs Wilson recognized the pencil he'd always hung over his ear,

and the pocket protector he wore in those days.

How did Wilson come to be at that place and time where his cousin-in-law had

been arrested only moments before? Mrs Wilson provided most of the

details:[54]

At some point after the shooting, while House had been enroute to Fort Worth,

Dallas police had contacted his mother_with whom he was living at the time_to

determine his whereabouts. After two or three such calls, Mrs House became

concerned, and called her niece, Mrs Wilson. (Mrs House is now deceased, so I

was unable to determine what DPD had talked with her about during those

calls.) Mrs House called the Wilsons' because, whenever Don came to Fort

Worth, he would spend the night with the Wilsons and she expected he would do

so this night too. After the calls from DPD, she became worried.

Shortly after the call from her aunt, Mrs Wilson heard a radio broadcast of a

suspect, identified as "22-year-old Donald House of Ranger, Texas" having

been arrested at 3408 East Belknap in Fort Worth.[55] At first, she said, she

didn't recognize the name since "nobody called him Donald," but realized

after a moment that it had been her cousin who'd been taken into custody in

connection with the slaying.

She noted that the address was only a couple of blocks from where her husband

worked selling auto parts, and called to ask him to check on Don since it

appeared he was in some sort of trouble. He excused himself from work and

walked the short distance to where House had been arrested. There, he told

officers that he thought the car belonged to his wife's cousin, and was taken

into custody at 2:20 pm.[56] "I was looking out for Don," Ken Wilson told me,

"and they ended up taking me to jail!"

He was not charged with a crime, and as the record of his arrest shows, he

was brought in solely as a witness. He was questioned about his relationship

with Don House and released 90 minutes later, at 3:50.[57] He returned home

with his wife, where House joined them a couple of hours later (House wasn't

released until 5:15[58]).

(Mrs Wilson recalled an amusing anecdote from that day: when Don had finally

come to their house, everyone wanted to know if he'd been nervous. "Nervous?

Of course not, I didn't do anything," he said, sitting down... missing the

chair completely and sprawling on the floor. Nervous? Who me? I guess not.)

Wilson's account also clears up questions about HW Sinclair's recollection of

the event and in reconstructing the "arrest:" House had been curbed by

Roberts and hurried into Whistler's cruiser with Harbour in the back with

House. They in turn sped off to city hall with their prisoner with Lt Wood in

the lead, who may well have given orders to secure the scene before

departing. Other officers began arriving during and after this period, one of

whom was Sinclair. Whether he arrived before or after Wilson is difficult to

determine and not really important. He was nevertheless selected to transport

Wilson to headquarters, which he did. Obviously, Sinclair did not feel

threatened by the mild-mannered Wilson, who rode beside him unmanacled and

volunteering information about his wife's cousin, Don House, during the five-

or ten-minute ride downtown. From all accounts, it was a relatively pleasant

trip, if being under arrest or dealing with suspected Presidential assassins

can ever be called "pleasant!"

On arriving at city hall, the two men were met by Lt Wood, who had escorted

Whistler, Roberts and House to city hall less than a half-hour before.

Undoubtedly, Wood felt a need for additional police presence ushering Wilson

into city hall because a crowd of people had gathered,[59] and under the

circumstances, it wouldn't have been unreasonable to suspect they might have

become unruly at the sight of a "suspect" in the assassination being led

before them. In fact, Ken Wilson recalled the scene as "a little frightening

with all those people standing around yelling."[60]

Photos of both House and Wilson were taken by photographers from both the

Star-Telegram and the Press, although neither paper ever published them. TV

camera crews also captured footage of House being led into city hall and

through the corridors of the police department, but if similar footage of

Wilson exists, I haven't seen it.

Conclusion

==========

Beginning with a photograph of an "unidentified man" said to have been

arrested in Fort Worth and connected with both the Kennedy murder and the

CIA, along with a vague rumor or two of how the "black sedan" described by

Tom Tilson may have been found in Fort Worth, we've come to find that not

only is there no evidence to support such a connection, but also that it is

quite apparent that the black sedan never actually existed and is either a

figment of Tilson's imagination, a mis-recollection, or an attempt to portray

himself as having a role in the events of November 22, 1963_however

peripheral_which he in fact did not have.

While it is a fact that two men were taken into custody in Fort Worth "in

connection with the shooting," there is nothing other than speculation that

can link either of them with the murder. House had been to Dallas to visit a

friend who wasn't home when he got there. Unable to leave town because of the

heavy traffic due to the parade, he waited for the motorcade to pass before

he was able to leave to visit his cousin. A couple of women at a gas station

thought he matched the broadcast description of a suspect, and he was taken

into custody, cleared and released.

The second man, Ken Wilson, was only trying to help House, his wife's cousin.

He was taken into city hall as a witness, and not as a suspect. He wasn't

charged with any crime, and wasn't even handcuffed as he rode to city hall in

the front seat with HW Sinclair. He was questioned about his relationship to

House, released and went home. He's hardly given a second thought to these

events afterward until I spoke with him about them.

That Ken Wilson remained "unidentified" for nearly 30 years is surprising

when you consider that I was able to locate and identify him within two weeks

of the time his photo in FHK was brought to my attention, using records which

"don't exist" long after others had apparently attempted the same. None of

the police officers involved in these arrests_save Lawrence Wood, who was

interviewed by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram 20 years later_had ever been

contacted by anyone, and it's apparent that the search for the men's arrest

records was neither thorough nor tenacious since they were, in fact, quite

readily available.

I must admit I had been somewhat surprised that Ken Wilson had never

attempted to identify himself, especially having seen his photo in Cover-Up

along with what could be considered "mysterious" if not "sinister"

insinuations made about his being taken into custody. Then again, maybe I

shouldn't have been so surprised, since there are many people who are

apprehensive or skeptical, even cautious and suspicious of anything to do

with the JFK murder, and don't want their names associated with it.

On the other hand, we've also got to ask ourselves who would Wilson have gone

to even had he wished to identify himself? It's not an easy task to reach an

author through his publisher after all, and even so, once a book is published

and widely circulated, it is not an easy matter to change bits of material,

especially when it doesn't add to the story. It is unlikely that Cover-Up

will be amended, but will First Hand Knowledge be corrected because we now

know for certain that the "unidentified suspect" is no longer unidentified,

was never in fact a suspect, and was absolutely not either David Phillips or

"Maurice Bishop?" We'll have to wait for the second printing to find out.

While the underlying concern of whether it is "better" from a publishing

standpoint to maintain the intrigue and aura of mystery, or to ascertain that

mundane details_as this has turned out to be_are accurately portrayed remains

an important one, it is in truth of little consequence whether Wilson's

"story" is corrected since, to all those thousands of people who've bought

Cover-Up and FHK and not read this article, Ken Wilson will always be a

"mysterious CIA agent" involved in the assassination whose "arrest" was

"covered up" by sinister forces. Certainly, I'd like to see the record

amended, but I don't expect it will be. I just hope the same mistake won't be

made by future authors.

It is perhaps unfortunate in some respects that I have brought these men and

women to the fore, even despite the fact that it has "cleared" an innocent

man from any involvement with the crime, and set the record straight about

his detention. Wilson, for example, told me how his wife's cousin, Don House,

had been "harassed" over the peripheral role he had played in the events of

November 22, 1963, and no longer wishes to talk to anyone about it; indeed,

Cover-Up states that when the authors attempted to interview House during the

course of their research, they met with "extreme hostility." Others declined

to have their recollections recorded, voicing similar concerns.

For these reasons, I have refrained from noting too many personal details to

preserve their privacy and hopefully to prevent them from becoming part of

"the continuing inquiry," ruing the day they first heard my name: their roles

are long since finished. I enjoyed meeting each of them, and appreciate the

time they took to speak with me, the hospitality they showed me, and the

assistance they provided to close this chapter of history quickly. I hope

they never have cause to regret it.

I hope too that this experience can temper the enthusiasm, even zeal, of many

researchers who feel that the "truth" can be found by citing every lead and

"reasonable conclusion" as absolute fact. If we are ever to be successful in

our efforts to re-open an official investigation of some sort, we must come

armed with evidence, not mere theories and speculations. After all, we're

supposed to be investigating a murder, not writing novels or creating myths,

aren't we?

Copyright c 1993, M. Duke Lane

The author gratefully acknowledges the advice, assistance and encouragement

of Gary Mack, Mary Ferrell, Dave Perry, and other Dallas area researchers in

this investigation.

NOTES

-----

1. Interview with Gary Null, WBAI-FM New York, 99.5 FM, October 1992

2. See Letters to the Editor of The Third Decade, Volume 9, Number 1,

November 1992, pp 36-40; Number 2, January 1993, pp 9-11; and Number 3, March

1993, pp 27-28 (all related).

3. Robert Morrow, First Hand Knowledge, 1992, S.P.I Books/Shapolsky

Publishers, Inc, New York

4. Gary Shaw and Larry Ray Harris, Cover-Up, self-published, Cleburne TX,

1976, page 89

5. Obituary, The Washington Post, July 9, 1988, pG5

6. "Police Launch 2-city Manhunt," The Dallas Morning News, November 23, 1963,

page 2. The full account reads: "During the frantic period at the hospital,

police, Secret Service men and FBI agents had started a 2-city manhunt. They

arrested several persons, among them a Fort Worth man who was said to be

driving a car linked to the slayer." There was no additional coverage of this

event in the paper.

7. Earl Golz, "Ex-officer suspect he chased `2nd gun'," The Dallas Morning

News, August 20, 1978, p 42A.

8. Jim Marrs, Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy, 1989, Carroll & Graf

Publishers, New York, pp 325-327. This is a nearly verbatim recounting of the

aforementioned Golz article.

9. Golz, "`2nd gun'"

10. "Scenes From an Assassination" (photographic essay), The Dallas

Times-Herald, November 20, 1983

11. Golz, "`2nd gun'"

12. See Decker Exhibit 5323 (affidavits to Dallas County Sheriffs): 19H500,

Malcolm Summers, November 23, 1963; 19H497-98, Jesse James Williams, November

22, 1963; 19H501, William Clifford Anderson, November 25, 1963; 19H522-23,

November 22, 1963; and Cover-Up, p 88 (reference to DPD radio logs for

11/22/63, time not indicated)

13. Golz, "`2nd gun'"

14. Interview with WD Roberts by author, December 22, 1992

15. "Man Arrested Here Released," The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 23,

1963, p9

16. Warren Commission Document #301 (CD 301), pp 111-112. See also John

Moulder, "'Suspect' Seized Here Made History," The Fort Worth Press,

September 28, 1964, page 1 and Cover-Up, p 88.

17. Ibid CD 301, and CD 897, p 331

18. "'Suspect' Seized Here Made History"

19. Ibid

20. Cover-Up, p 89

21. 19H522-23, November 22, 1963.

22. Ibid, and arrest report #19560, FWPD, Donald Wayne House. November 22, 1963

23. Roberts interview

24. A six cylinder Plymouth: Roberts interview and House arrest report

25. Interview with BG Whistler, January 5, 1993

26. House arrest report

27. Roberts interview; Whistler interview

28. House arrest report. Note that this may be "official" as opposed to

actual time since an NBC newscast transcript notes the first broadcast that

"a car has been stopped at Fort Worth that may have some connection with the

shooting" at 1:49 pm CST, eight minutes earlier. WBAP radio had also

broadcast a similar statement three minutes earlier at 1:46, indicating that

House had already been pulled over and perhaps already taken to city hall.

29. Cover-up, p 89, upper row of photos

30. Wood is now deceased and surviving officers do not recall who the

motorcycle officers were, but news footage taken by KXAS-TV (then WBAP-TV)

made available to me by Fort Worth researcher Gary Mack shows Wood getting

off of his motorcycle as House is being driven up in the squad car

31. House arrest report; Roberts and Whistler interviews

32. Roberts interview

33. Whistler interview

34. Elston Brooks, "An Arrest He'll Never Forget," The Fort Worth

Star-Telegram, November 20, 1983, p 20F (Sunday special section: "Turning

Point: The Assassination of JFK")

35. "'Suspect' Seized Here Made History"

36. Ibid

37. "An Arrest He'll Never Forget"

38. Cover-Up, p 88

39. Photos can be seen in Cover-Up, top of p 89

40. House Property Record #19560, FWPD

41. "'Suspect' Seized Here Made History"

42. House disposition report #19560, FWPD. The report indicates that charges

were dropped after House was questioned, and he was released at 5:15 pm, 3

hours and 18 minutes after he'd been arrested

43. Roberts interview

44. CD 301

45. Cover-Up, page 89

46. Ibid

47. Ibid

48. Ibid

49. Interview with Mr and Mrs HW Sinclair, December 20, 1992

50. Wilson arrest record #19561, FWPD (shown on back cover), and accompanying

disposition report and property record #19561

51. Ibid

52. "'Suspect' Arrested Here Makes History."

53. Telephone interview with Kenneth Glenn Wilson, January 9, 1993

54. Interview with Mr and Mrs Kenneth Glenn Wilson, January 23, 1993

55. Live WBAP radio broadcast, November 22, 1963 at the time House was

brought into the jail. In addition to the newspaper reporters and

photographers who were at city hall, there were a number of television and

radio personnel. Footage from KXAS-TV and KTVT-TV (op cit) of House being

brought into police headquarters and being marched through the hallways and

offices clearly indicates that coverage of the arrest was immediate.

56. Wilson and House arrest records. Again, this is an official rather than

actual time.

57. At 3:50 pm; Wilson disposition report #19561

58. House disposition report #19560

59. WBAP-TV (NBC) news footage

60. Wilson interview

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Donald Wayne House being arrested. (Steve Thomas)

In the article 'The Cowtown Connection', M. Duke Lane claims that David Atlee Phillips was also arrested. There seems to be no evidence for this but maybe he was confusing DAP with Kenneth Wilson who was also taken into custody; Wilson bears a slight similarity to Phillips (see below) but that hardly justifies the claim.

James

Some believe that Duke Lane is a disinfo provocateur like his mentor Dave Perry. He attended JFK Marrs classes at UTA till he told some there that his "company" was transferring him back to Virginia.

Jack ;)

Let's get some facts straight here:

First, I never claimed David Atlee Phillips was arrested in Fort Worth; I said that Robert Morrow had made that claim in his book, First Hand Knowledge (see the photo section). According to Ken Wilson, I was the first person outside of his own family to ever talk with him about this incident. Basically, James' assertion above is bass-ackwards, tho' I'm sure well-meaning.

Second, if Jack or anyone else can find anything I've ever written not being 100% factual or not backed up by evidence, by all means bring it on. Of course, like Dave Perry's stuff, it bursts a couple of bubbles that people have inflated, but if you'd rather read and believe BS just because it sounds good (or conspiratorial), then I suppose that's your choice. I prefer facts. (What facts mean is always open to interpretation, but having the facts is important.)

Third, most of us work for a "company," be it large or small. Using this word to describe one's employer should not be — and normally wouldn't be, by a non-paranoid mind — considered unusual. "Back" to Virginia is also a mis-statement by Jack since I'd never been there before, except driving through in 1977 (and then only in the back country).

Fourth, for the record: Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy of individuals and some groups of people. Who they are has yet to be determined, and certainly not proven ... and certainly not any of the people who's stories come with "rights!"

Finally, Jack, for what it's worth: I've never said a bad word about you. Please be careful of what you say about me ... especially if what you think is true!! :rolleyes:

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First, I never claimed David Atlee Phillips was arrested in Fort Worth; I said that Robert Morrow had made that claim in his book, First Hand Knowledge (see the photo section). According to Ken Wilson, I was the first person outside of his own family to ever talk with him about this incident. Basically, James' assertion above is bass-ackwards, tho' I'm sure well-meaning. (Duke Lane)

Duke,

You are correct, I did have this wrong. It was Morrow's claim regarding Phillips not yours. This was very poor form on my part. My apologies.

James

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First, I never claimed David Atlee Phillips was arrested in Fort Worth; I said that Robert Morrow had made that claim in his book, First Hand Knowledge (see the photo section). According to Ken Wilson, I was the first person outside of his own family to ever talk with him about this incident. Basically, James' assertion above is bass-ackwards, tho' I'm sure well-meaning. (Duke Lane)

Duke,

You are correct, I did have this wrong. It was Morrow's claim regarding Phillips not yours. This was very poor form on my part. My apologies.

James

As Jack White would probably expect me to say, no problem, I'm going to let you live this time! :rolleyes:

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Read someplace that Sorrels had indeed 'deputized men' stationed on the knoll. This info did not come from Sorrels, but from another SS. Can't find the reference, but this article below [Deb Conway] is a fine compliment.

http://www.jfklancer.com/knollagent/knollagent.html

and this one...

http://jfkassassination.net/parnell/vp1.htm

NOVEMBER 21, 1963:

I, Special Agent Kinney and Special Agent Hickey arrived Love Field in Dallas, Texas at 6:05 pm. We were on a Air Force plane C-130, #12373. Capt. Roland H. Thomason AC USAF. On board this cargo craft was the President's Limousine, 100-X and Secret Service car 679-X. Upon arrival, I was met by SAIC Forrest V. Sorrels (Dallas Field Office) and Special Agent Winston G. Lawson (White House Detail), that was doing the Dallas advance of the President's visit. I and SA Hickey proceeded to unload the two cars and were escorted to the garage that was located under the main terminal of the airport. The arrangements were made for over night security of cars and policemen from Dallas force were put on duty through the night. SAIC Sorrels, SA Lawson, SA Hickey and myself then proceeded to the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas where reservations had been by SA Lawson. After checking in the hotel, we had changed clothes and at approximately. 8:30 pm, I met with SA Lawson, SA Hickey, Mr. Jack Puterbaugh and Warrant Officer Bales USA WHC. We then proceeded to dinner. On the way to dinner we stopped enroute at the place where President Kennedy was to luncheon on Nov. 22, 1963. We spent approximately. 30 min. checking the seating and speaking stands. After securing the Mart, we proceeded to have dinner. After dinner approximately. 2 hours, we then returned to the Sheraton Hotel and made our arrangements for the following day, Nov. 22, as to the time and place to meet for transportation to Love Field for the following days activities and turned to our rooms for the night.

Get any hot stock tips from GHWB while you were at the Sheraton boys?

The Third Alternative-Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The JFK Murder" [1993-1998], expanded and updated as "Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect The President", available now. I can't find it on Amazon. Hang on....

Vince Palamara's new book on the Secret Service and JFK, "Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect The President", is available EXCLUSIVELY via:

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To order, please call Andrew Winiarczyk,

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Clint Hill apparently read Vince's new book, called him on the phone and called him a

"bastard" for "inflicting harm on the agency" and "absoutely no good will come from writing about any of this all

these years later"

That's the type of endorsement I like.

Curious - is Bray referring to Hill or to something else here?

- lee

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