Robert Howard Posted January 15, 2006 Share Posted January 15, 2006 William Kirk Stuckey is one of those peripheral characters of JFK lore, he was at WDSU in New Orleans moderating the debate between Lee Harvey Oswald and Carlos Bringuer. His background is also interesting he obtained a B.S. degree in journalism at SMU in Dallas, did a stint in the Marine Corps, after that, according to his Warren Commission Testimony, 'I spent some 8 months in Central America and Mexico, traveling around, essentially hitchiking, some walking, some 3rd class bus riding in which I acquired a good deal of Spanish and an interest in the countries.' (3rd class bus riding was apparently a lesser quality of riding in buses with chickens and goats on the top of the bus, Stuckey say's 3rd class meant that the chickens and goats were in the bus with you). Later, he went to write for the New Orleans State Item and then to WDSU in which he participated in the Oswald/Bringuer debate later used as a propaganda tool to incriminate Oswald as the 'lone nut Marxist' immortalized by the Information Council of the Americas, and the DRE in Miami. Also interesting is the fact that a Mrs. Gladys Rogers ostensibly saw Bill Stuckey and Pete Mollar visit LHO's apartment while Oswald was living in New Orleans, Rogers lived adjacent to Oswald's apartment. WC-Document 75 page 106. What perhaps is just as intruiging as anything mentioned in this post is the fact that Stuckey was at one time working at Tulane University. Interestingly, he makes a trip through Latin America somewhat similar to the manner of George DeMohrenschildt, it would be interesting to know if the two can be linked in anyway. Stuckey died in September of 1981 in San Francisco, CA of a 'wound.' Wonder if he was related to the CIA's Mary Stuckey who retired in 1962 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=216639 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...wRec.do?id=9210 Incidentally, Stuckey also wrote an article (New Orleans State Item August 8, 1962) stating that there was indeed a training camp site at Lake Ponchartrain, near Covington. Seems like writing fabrications in 1963 wouldn't be a very good career move, but who knows. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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