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http://history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/...Vol18_0054a.htm

To begin with let me state that anyone who attempts to pass themselves off as some sort of "photographic expert" as relates to the JFK assassination films and photo's, and yet did not see the problems of the Altgens photo as compared to the WC re-enactment photo, quite obviously got their "EXPERT" qualification the same manner in which LHO got his Alex Hidell ID Card.

Anyone with even the least bit of vision can take a look at the letters on the TSDB which appear in the fork of the tree as compared with the Altgens photo to the WC photo. Additionally, most one-eyed persons that I know can see the difference between the position of JFK and his alignment with the edge of the column in the background, as compared to the JFK stand-in and his position in relationship to this same corner.

Lastly, one can run vertically from the edge of the road stripe located at the left front tire on the Presidential vehicle as well as the re-enactment vehicle, and see the complete difference in camera position for these two photo's.

All of which merely has to do with the "re-positioning" of the position of James Altgens by the WC in an attempt to make it seem that he was much closer to the point of impact of the Z312/313 headshot, and thus have those who read his testimony think that this was the shot impact that Altgens observed.

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Now that everyone knows, don't guess that they will be able to get away with that trick/slight-sleight-of hand again?

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However, the topic matter is the "Hard-Hat" man.

As one can see from CE900, it has been cropped on both sides.

Well Now!

Most would not necessarily have known that unless they took the time to obtain (or see) a copy of the original, which clearly demonstrates that CE900 has been cropped.

Long ago, those of us who were digging into this matter did not have the advantages of the computer and the internet, and we most certainly did not have the advantage of the fantastic work done by Robin Unger and James Richards.

So, thank them for making this that much more simple as it is unlikely that I could refind most of my old photo's anyway.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MC14.htm

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Now, in order to place much of the problems of the WC evidence into proper perspective, one must assume that there is a logical reason for all that the WC did.

And in that regards, it has held true with virtually every confusing item which I have personally encountered.

The "cropping" of the Altgnes photo is just such an example.

In cropping the film, the WC managed to delete many of the background items which would more or less "jump out" at anyone who went to Dealy Plaza with a copy of this photo and utilized the photo in attempt to determine the location of James Altgens.

So, the cropping apparantly served this purpose well as it appears that no one knew where James Altgens was located until I informed them as well as provided a copy of the survey plats with his position marked.

All of which served to "hide" the third shot from everyone.

Just gotta love anyone who could pull that off!

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However, the cropping of the film on each side also served additional purposes as well, which actually have bearing on the first shot fired.

For now, the discussion will center on the "Hard-Hat"man who in the uncropped Altgens photo can be seen standing directly in line with the lamp post which is to the rear of the Presidential Limousine.

As can be seen by the CE900, Hard-Hat Man has been removed.

Of course, he can also be seen in early frames of the actual Zapruder film as well:

http://www.assassinationresearch.com/zfilm/z150.jpg

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So, exactly how, or why, would the cropping of a photo taken at approximately Z255 have any bearing on the time at which the first shot was fired since we know absolutely that the first shot was fired well prior to this???

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Thomas,
However, the topic matter is the "Hard-Hat" man.

I think he has been identified as A.J. Millican.

You can read his affidavit here:

http://jfkassassination.net/russ/testimony/millican.htm

Steve Thomas

Thanks Steve;

Yep, I had read it long ago and it originally confused me considerably as well.

Fortunately, this topic will deal primarily with the photographic evidence of Millican, and since he has become known as "Hard Hat Man", everyone should recognize who we are identifying when that reference is made in the photographic evidence.

And in that regards, "Hard Hat Man" is clearly seen here as well, and in fact there are "cropped" copies of this photo floating around as well, in which he has been deleted.

http://www.assassinationresearch.com/zfilm/z150.jpg

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MC14.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MC15.htm

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Thomas,
However, the topic matter is the "Hard-Hat" man.

I think he has been identified as A.J. Millican.

You can read his affidavit here:

http://jfkassassination.net/russ/testimony/millican.htm

Steve Thomas

Thanks Steve;

Yep, I had read it long ago and it originally confused me considerably as well.

Fortunately, this topic will deal primarily with the photographic evidence of Millican, and since he has become known as "Hard Hat Man", everyone should recognize who we are identifying when that reference is made in the photographic evidence.

And in that regards, "Hard Hat Man" is clearly seen here as well, and in fact there are "cropped" copies of this photo floating around as well, in which he has been deleted.

http://www.assassinationresearch.com/zfilm/z150.jpg

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MC14.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MC15.htm

So, is Mr Millican/Hard-Hat Man "break-dancing" in the Willis photo?

Or is this perhaps a definitive and observable reaction to some sound?

Or: (fill in the blank:)___________________________________________________________________

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Hard hats seemed to be THE fashion statement in Dealey Plaza that day.

Wasn't Badge Man's spotter so topped off?

Wasn't Lucien Conein spotted in similar gear?

Wasn't Robert Groden's Bush Man sporting a metal chapeau?

In retrospect, what with all those bullets flying around ... not a bad choice.

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Examining A.J.Millican's statement:

A.J. Millican

2650 Valley View Lane

Dallas 34, Texas

Chapel 7-4953

Works for Sam P. Wallace and Claude Beard Plumbing Company

Fabricating pipe for the Republic Bank Building at the end of the Katy Railroad yards and the west end of Pacific Street

THIS IS IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE TSBD.

I was standing on the North side of Elm Street, about half way between Houston and the Underpass.

IF HE IS THE HARDHAT MAN, HE WAS NOT HALFWAY...IT WAS LESS THAN A QUARTERWAY.

About five or ten minutes before the President came by I observed a truck from Honest Joe's Pawn Shop, and parked by the Book Depository Store. Then drove off about five or ten minutes before the Presiden't car came by.

THE HONEST JOE TRUCK MAY FIGURE IMPORTANTLY INTO THE ASSASSINATION.

Just after the President's car passed, I heard three shots come from up toward Houston and Elm

FROM THIS WORDING, IT WOULD APPEAR HE IS NOT THE HARDHAT MAN, SINCE THAT IS HIS

LOCATION. HE IS VERY CLOSE TO HOUSTON AND ELM. HE FIRST HEARD THREE SHOTS FROM

THAT LOCATION.

right by the Book Depository Building,

HE IS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE TSBD; SOUNDS LIKE HE IS FAR AWAY.

and then immediately I heard two more shots from the Arcade between the Book Store and the Underpass,

HE THEN HEARS TWO MORE SHOTS FROM THE PERGOLA AREA.

and then three more shots came from the same direction only sounded further back.

HE THEN HEARS THREE MORE SHOTS FROM BEHIND THE FENCE.

It sounded approximately like a 45 automatic, or a high powered rifle.

HE DISTINGUISHES A DIFFERENCE IN THE SOUNDS OF THE SHOTS.

Then everybody started running up the hill. A man standing on the South side of Elm Street, was either hit in the foot, or the ankle and fell down.

HE APPARENTLY IS REFERRING TO THE FALLING MAN NEAR ALTGENS.

And then I went back to work.

STRANGE! THE BOND PHOTOS SHOW THE HARDHAT MAN WALKING WEST

TOWARD THE UNDERPASS...IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION FROM MILLICAN'S

WORK!

/s/ A.J. Millican

JACK

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The question remains!

Is the Betzner photo which shows Millican/Hard-Hat Man in the stage of some reactive position felt to be significant as to any event such as a shot having been fired.

And if so, what frame of the Z-film does this photograph represent and how can it be best determined?

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MC15.htm

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