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In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, this man seems to be walking away from the action in an extremely casual manner. Does anyone know who he is?

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In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, this man seems to be walking away from the action in an extremely casual manner. Does anyone know who he is?

Mark, he is sometimes known as CLAPPINGMAN, because he is

seen in the Z film CLAPPING his hands. Some studies made

seem to indicate that the hand motions are too fast to be real.

Mary Ferrell determined his identity but not name years ago.

He was a black man who operated the SHOESHINE BOOTH

in the sheriff's department at Main and Houston. He is seen

in several Bond photos. Note his apron, indicating he came

outside from his job just to view the parade.

Jack

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Mark, he is sometimes known as CLAPPINGMAN, because he is

seen in the Z film CLAPPING his hands. Some studies made

seem to indicate that the hand motions are too fast to be real.

Does on car to mention who's studied we are talking about?

He is seen

in several Bond photos. Note his apron, indicating he came

outside from his job just to view the parade.

Jack

It appears that a fair amount of people in and around Dealey Plaza came outside on their lunch hour to view the President.

Bill Miller

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In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, this man seems to be walking away from the action in an extremely casual manner. Does anyone know who he is?

Mark, he is sometimes known as CLAPPINGMAN, because he is

seen in the Z film CLAPPING his hands. Some studies made

seem to indicate that the hand motions are too fast to be real.

Mary Ferrell determined his identity but not name years ago.

He was a black man who operated the SHOESHINE BOOTH

in the sheriff's department at Main and Houston. He is seen

in several Bond photos. Note his apron, indicating he came

outside from his job just to view the parade.

Jack

Thanks - he looks like he's had enough excitement for one day and is going back to work.

I found this reference in regards to DPD Roy Vaughn's WC Testimony concerning the Oswald shooting, Vaughn refer's to a former shoe shine boy at the police department Vaughn, in referencing the individual states "there were about four or five people standing at the west side of the ramp. The only individual he recalled in that group was the former shoe shine boy at the police department. He recalled that he had a pair of binoculars hanging from his neck. He could not recall if the shoeshine boy was standing there at the time Oswald was shot."

With those binoc's he had the proverbial "ringside seat."

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On JFK newsgroups in 1998 there was considerable

discussion of clappingman. Someone who studied

his hand motions calculated that his claps were faster

than humanly possible. Attached is an image I

posted to the thread. I located where he stood by

the tree seen in Zapruder.

Jack

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