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Wade Rhodes
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Has anybody interviewed blunt since this AARB Document # 124-10058-10042

A two page document from T. J. McAndrew to Evans. It is dated 12/11/64. It is about Fay Leon Blunt.

"Blunt stated he had information that 17 individuals, wardens and inmates, were in the hospital ward on the fifth floor of the Dallas County Jail and from there witnessed the assassination of former President Kennedy. He alleged that none of these individuals have been interviewed on this matter. Blunt said that their information would indicate a search should be made of the top of the Dallas Post Office building."

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...which brings us back to the world of postal inspector Harry Holmes.

John Dolva may be right...Harry might have been the man who kept the truth from coming out, moreso than anyone else.

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Wade, far out,man. Hope you don't mind me logging this here.

At 12:20 A.M., 12-11-63 Blunt made a person to person call from Dallas, Texas, to Mr. DeLoach and was referred to SA Arthur R. Ware, Night Supervisor, Special Investigative Division.

Blunt stated he had information that 17 individuals, wardens and inmates, were in the hospital ward on the fifth floor of the Dallas County Jail and from there witnessed the assassination of former President Kennedy. He alleged that none of these individuals have been interviewed on this matter. Blunt said that their information would indicate a search should be made of the top of the Dallas Post Office building.

On December 1, 1964 Fay Leon Blunt, Dallas, Texas, phoned the FBI at Washington, D.C. stating that 17 individuals in the Hospital Ward of the 5th floor of the Dallas County Jail had witnessed the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963; however, Blunt stated that none of these witnesses have ever been interviewed.

Addendum General investigative Division 12-11-64

With regard to the allegation related by Blunt, no information concerning this matter has been previously received by the Bureau and no one known to have been incarcerated in the Dallas County Jail has ever come forward to volunteer information. The feasibility of making an observation from the fifth floor of the Dallas County Jail is not known; however, it appears quite remote that anyone further removed than the immediate vicinity of the assassination could furnish any information of pertinence. However, in view of the allegation a teletype is being sent to Dallas instructing them to determine the feasibility of such an observation and if so, promptly interview the informant and initiate logical investigation to establish the identity of alleged witnesses to the assassination.

Document # 124-10058-10044 Is a one page document from Director to SAC, Dallas dated 12/11/64. This is an instruction to Dallas to investigate Blunt's claim.

Document # 124-10058-10043 Is a two page document from SAC, Dallas to Director dated 12/15/64.

This is an airtel in response to above. It contains the same information as document #124-10027-10235. This is the original airtel however, and does contain two paragraphs not in the other copy. (Document # 124-10027-10235 Is a 25 page document from Robert P. Gemberling to SAC, Dallas. It is dated January 1/27/65. 20 pages are missing)

On December 14, 1964 Sheriff Bill Decker, Dallas County Sheriffs Office, Dallas, Texas advised that thorough investigation was conducted at the Dallas County Jail immediately subsequent to the assassination and no witnesses to same were located among inmates.

In view of the above information and observation, the Dallas Office does not contemplate pursuing this matter further, UACB. (Someone writes in "I fully agree".)

Document # 124-10230-10093 Is a copy of the two pages from Document # 124-10027-10235 about Fay Leon Blunt's claim that 17 individuals in the Dallas jail saw the assassination and were never interviewed.

Document # 124-10230-10098 Is a copy of the two pages from Document # 124-10027-10235 that deal with the investigation of Fay Leon Blunt's claim. The two pages wherein the claim is basically dismissed is here, twice.

There are no references to any of this in the Dallas city records.

Blunt first alerted the Bureau in 11 december 63, then again in december 64. The report on the subsequent investigation was made in late january 65.

Thirty odd (26) years later Harry states he was asked to investigate such claim immediately after the assassination!!! It seems that the report about shots from the Post Office were made at the time of the assassination. The official investigation report made at the time has not surfaced. There is no reference to any such investigation made when Decker announces a year later in response to FBI request for investigation that it is being investigated.*

In the meantime the witnesses have flown, and in spite of persisting in seeing something done about it over a year period, looks like Blunt drops it.

There must be a few witnesses within the 'system' who have never been interviewed. Dismissed as loonies before the case. Some might still be living, or have written or said something to someone who is.

edit:: Decker refers to investigation made at time of assassination, but appears to provide no details. Nor are there any records or references in released DPD documents at Dallas City Archives. But it did happen. The reports referred to above are discussed in http://www.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_i...ue/arrb_11.html by Joseph Backes

: "A note of explanation on getting documents from the Archives. Since I last reviewed ARRB document releases and referred to many pages of documents as missing, as well as entire documents missing too, I have received a letter from the National Archives. The documents are not "missing" as such, but are in the JFK Records Collection. They are just not in the ARRB release boxes. I have been concentrating on those documents released by the ARRB as I know they will have the least redactions. The documents released by the ARRB and kept in "ARRB release boxes" are a courtesy for researchers to get in one go the documents being released by the ARRB. At least that is the way it should be, the way I thought it was, but it isn't. This letter states that some documents will not be reproduced in their entirety and kept in the ARRB release boxes."

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Has anybody interviewed blunt since this AARB Document # 124-10058-10042

A two page document from T. J. McAndrew to Evans. It is dated 12/11/64. It is about Fay Leon Blunt.

"Blunt stated he had information that 17 individuals, wardens and inmates, were in the hospital ward on the fifth floor of the Dallas County Jail and from there witnessed the assassination of former President Kennedy. He alleged that none of these individuals have been interviewed on this matter. Blunt said that their information would indicate a search should be made of the top of the Dallas Post Office building."

Wade,thinking about it, it seems to me that this is probably what happened:

Someone is watching the motorcade from the 5th floor window of the jail.

Something happens that makes this person think Kennedy was shot from the post office. Very quickly this information is conveyed to the DPD who straightaway rings Harry. Who, after checking, returns the call and says : No, it didn't come from here.

Nov 29, the WC is announced.

F.L. Blunt hears about the witness around the 11th of December, 1963. He knows from the person who tells him that the DPD has discounted it, (also, for the same reasons of fear as the purported 'Umbrella Man' stated as being reasons for him not coming forward in Dallas, the climate of fear that the ruling bodies had Dallas gripped in at that period of history) so he rings just past midnight to the 'Bureau', reports it and is told it will be checked, and he is reminded of the Warren Commission is looking into it. So, thinking it's in good hands, Blunt does nothing further.

The WC is delivered in Sep 24'th 1964, none of the people Blunt knows have been interviewed, there is no mention of the Post Office.

So he now rings the Washington Bureau. Repeats his earlier report. He is told it will be checked. He probably says 'that's what they told me last time, back in dec'63'.

So this time it is checked officially. What is also done is create a report that discredits any possible witnesses including Blunt as secondary witness. This report then disappears, appears redacted in a witheld section of the released material.

Hopefully Blunt or the witness/s weren't redacted.

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  • 9 months later...

An earlier thread dealt with Blunt as well:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...indpost&p=24898

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