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HARRY FREEMAN Jr., Presidential D.P.D. Motorcycle Escortman


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Good Day.... HARRY FREEMAN, Jr. has passed-away. (Hat Tip to "Steve")

FREEMAN was one of the three 22NOV63 "lead-line" D.P.D. motorcyclists recorded in the ZAPRUDER film who is seen prior to Zf-133 cycling west on Elm Street after the "lead-line" turned from Houston Street.

FREEMAN was also, of course, one of the witnesses who claimed to have knowledge of a through-and-through bullet hole in the presidential limo's front windshield glass.

Several others who claim to have observed the bullet hole were....

HARRY GEGLEIN

EVANGELEA "Evalea" GLANGES

a friend who Glanges stated was with her at Parkland

GEORGE WHITAKER Sr. (a "Ford Motor Car Company" Rouge plant windshields worker)

RICHARD DUDMAN

STAVIS ELLIS

NICK PRENCIPE

CARL RENAS

and CHARLES E. TAYLOR Jr.

....Some of the notes available in my personal detailed list of 5,526 persons....

NAME.... FREEMAN, Jr. HARRY RUSSELL

ATTACK LOCATION.... in Elm Street cycling behind lead car

JOB.... DPD-motorcycleman-presidential motorcade lead line

REMEMBERED SHOTS HEARD & SEQUENCING.... ?????

NOTES.... during-@ 12:30 near lead car near STAVIS ELLIS

after-FREEMAN claims he observed one bullet hole completely through limo front windshield @ Parkland Hospital and STAVIS ELLIS told LARRY SNEED in 1988 that FREEMAN told ELLIS while they were at Parkland immediately after attack that FREEMAN had put a pencil through the windshield hole or FREEMAN said he could have put a pencil through the windshield hole he observed

WC or HSCA TESTIMONY.... na

SHOTS SOURCE(S).... NO PUBLIC STATEMENT KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN MADE

DIED.... 8-4-2006-cancer (born 1933)

SOME REFERENCES.... Image Of An Assassination video,

No More Silence,

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/history/The_d...need/Ellis.html

http://www.jfklancerforum.com/dc/dcboard.p...50149&page=

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Harry Russell Freeman Jr.: Longtime Dallas officer was escort for Kennedy motorcade

By JOE SIMNACHER / The Dallas Morning News

Harry Russell Freeman Jr. – a Dallas Police Department patrol officer for 22 years – spent much of his career on a motorcycle. On Nov. 22, 1963, he was one of the lead escorts assigned to President John F. Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas.

Mr. Freeman, 73, died Friday of cancer at the Mesquite home of his former wife, Wanda Freeman.

His funeral was Monday in Dallas, where he was buried in Restland Memorial Park.

Mr. Freeman didn't talk much about his motorcade experience, said his son Harry R. "Russ" Freeman III of Mesquite.

Russ Freeman, who was in the second grade at the time, remembers how upset his father was after the president's assassination.

"He was real distressed about it. ... He was right there when it happened," Russ Freeman said.

His father did talk about racing to Parkland Memorial Hospital.

"He remembered going really fast, and he knew that wasn't good," his son said. "He followed it into the emergency entrance at Parkland."

Mr. Freeman was born and raised in Dallas but graduated from high school in Jacksonville, Fla., where his father had been transferred with a department store position.

After high school, Mr. Freeman served four years in the U.S. Air Force in Germany.

Mr. Freeman was an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force but also worked in security and for the military police, his son said.

After completing his military service, Mr. Freeman returned to Dallas, where he worked briefly for the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant.

In 1955, he joined the Dallas Police Department and soon became a motorcycle officer.

Mr. Freeman had ridden motorcycles "since he was a kid," his son said. His experience with security work also helped lead him to become a police officer.

"He was not one to sit at home; he was always doing things," his son said. "I think that's what he liked about being a police officer. It was something different every day. He was not the kind of person who could sit in an office and do the same job every day.

"He had to have that interaction with different people," his son said.

Mr. Freeman spent his last several years working from a patrol car after years of motorcycle work and aging took their toll, his son said.

After retiring from the Police Department in 1977, Mr. Freeman – a longtime amateur radio operator – worked for Decibel Products in Dallas. He retired from that company in the early 1990s, his son said.

In retirement, Mr. Freeman was active with VFW Post 6796, where he was quartermaster.

"He was quick to laugh," his son said. "That's what a lot of people remember about him. He was kind of jovial almost."

In addition to his son, Mr. Freeman is survived by another son, Kevin D. Freeman of Allen; a sister, Sharon Ritchie of Granbury; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Hospice Corp., P.O. Box 940667, Plano, Texas 75094.

E-mail jsimnacher@dallasnews.com

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Freeman's son Russ obviously provided the writer of his father's obit some information about the events in 1963. Russ said that his dad "didn't talk much about his motorcade experience."

I wonder if the obituary writer (jsimnacher@dallasnews.com) asked Russ (even if off the record) if his father ever commented about the source of the shots, the hole in the windshield, etc.

Mike Hogan

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