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Craig Roberts landed in Vietnam in July 1965 as a rifleman with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines. He was promoted to lance corporal but he was badly wounded at Da Nang and after eleven months in the country he was sent home. Roberts was transferred to the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) and was discharged on 28 February, 1968.

Roberts joined the Tulsa Police Department in August, 1969. Two years later he joined the TAC Squad, which was Tulsa's first special operations team. Roberts was selected for his Vietnam combat experience and his training as a sniper and with explosives. He attended Bomb Disposal School in Dade County, Florida and was one of three department bomb technicians.

In 1978 Roberts transferred to Police Community Relations where he served for three years as one of the department's public relations officers, giving lectures to organizations and schools. By 1981 he had become the department's "Press Release Officer" and had extensive contact with reporters from the media, both print and television.

In 1982 Roberts transferred to the helicopter unit and became its maintenance director. He also served as one of Tulsa Police Department's patrol pilots. Roberts retired from the department in March, 1996.

Craig Roberts in the author of two books on the assassination of John F. Kennedy: Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza (1994) and JFK: The Dead Witnesses (1994). He is also the author of Combat Medic-Vietnam (1991), Police Sniper (1993), The Medusa File: Crimes and Coverups of the US Government (1996), The Walking Dead: A Marine's Story of Vietnam (1996), Doorway to Hell:Disaster in Somalia (2002) and Crosshairs on the Kill Zone: American Combat Snipers Vietnam Through Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004).

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Craig Roberts,

Your commentary regarding what was possible and not possible concerning Nov 22nd '63 Dealey Plaza matters may provide insight forum members may not find elsewhere. I look forward to any forum participation you take part in.

Thank You,

David Healy

MAAG-Vietnam

Feb1963 thru Feb 1964

Craig Roberts landed in Vietnam in July 1965 as a rifleman with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines. He was promoted to lance corporal but he was badly wounded at Da Nang and after eleven months in the country he was sent home. Roberts was transferred to the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) and was discharged on 28 February, 1968.

Roberts joined the Tulsa Police Department in August, 1969. Two years later he joined the TAC Squad, which was Tulsa's first special operations team. Roberts was selected for his Vietnam combat experience and his training as a sniper and with explosives. He attended Bomb Disposal School in Dade County, Florida and was one of three department bomb technicians.

In 1978 Roberts transferred to Police Community Relations where he served for three years as one of the department's public relations officers, giving lectures to organizations and schools. By 1981 he had become the department's "Press Release Officer" and had extensive contact with reporters from the media, both print and television.

In 1982 Roberts transferred to the helicopter unit and became its maintenance director. He also served as one of Tulsa Police Department's patrol pilots. Roberts retired from the department in March, 1996.

Craig Roberts in the author of two books on the assassination of John F. Kennedy: Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza (1994) and JFK: The Dead Witnesses (1994). He is also the author of Combat Medic-Vietnam (1991), Police Sniper (1993), The Medusa File: Crimes and Coverups of the US Government (1996), The Walking Dead: A Marine's Story of Vietnam (1996), Doorway to Hell:Disaster in Somalia (2002) and Crosshairs on the Kill Zone: American Combat Snipers Vietnam Through Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004).

Edited by David G. Healy
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