John Simkin Posted October 17, 2005 Share Posted October 17, 2005 On 22nd November, 1963, Lee Bowers was working in a high tower overlooking the Dealey Plaza in Dallas. He had a good view of the presidential motorcade and was able to tell the Warren Commission about the three cars that entered the forbidden area just before the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Bowers also reported seeing two men standing near the picket fence on the Grassy Knoll. He added: "These men were the only two strangers in the area. The others were workers whom I knew." Bowers said the two men were there while the shots were fired. Mark Lane interviewed Bowers for his book Rush to Judgment (1966): "At the time of the shooting, in the vicinity of where the two men I have described were, there was a flash of light or, as far as I am concerned, something I could not identify, but there was something which occurred which caught my eye in this immediate area on the embankment. Now, what this was, I could not state at that time and at this time I could not identify it, other than there was some unusual occurrence - a flash of light or smoke or something which caused me to feel like something out of the ordinary had occurred there." According to W. Penn Jones Jr, the editor of the Texas Midlothian Mirror, Bowers received death threats after giving evidence to the Warren Commission and Mark Lane. On 9th August, 1966, Lee Bowers was killed when his car left the road and crashed into a concrete abutment in Midlothian, Texas. Robert J. Groden later reported "Lee Bowers was heading west here on highway sixty-seven heading from Midlothian down to Cleburne and according to an eyewitness he was driven off the road by a black car. Drove him into this bridge abutment. He didn't die immediately, he held on for four hours and during that time he was talking to the ambulance people and told them that he felt he had been drugged when he stopped for coffee back there a few miles in Midlothian." Namebase entry for Lee Bowers: http://www.namebase.org/main3/Lee-Bowers-Jr.html DiEugenio,J. Destiny Betrayed. 1992 (173-4) Duffy,J. Ricci,V. The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. 1992 (84-5) Furiati,C. ZR Rifle. 1994 (98) Garrison,J. On the Trail of the Assassins. 1988 (16, 18-9) Groden,R. Livingstone,H. High Treason. 1990 (129, 134-5) Marrs,J. Crossfire. 1990 (75-8, 332, 560) Scheim,D. Contract on America. 1988 (24, 35) Scott,P.D... The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond. 1976 (206-7) Stich,R. Defrauding America. 1994 (437) Thomas,K. Popular Alienation: A Steamshovel Press Reader. 1995 (173) Turner,W. Rearview Mirror. 2001 (134) Vankin,J. Conspiracies, Cover-ups, and Crimes. 1991 (134) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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