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Hi Chris,

Who do we gave credit to for the image of Johns?

National Archives II?

Thanks.

johnw

John,

That photo was supplied by Bernice Moore, previously.

I believe it was taken by Cecil Stoughton while Johnson was being sworn in, aboard the plane.

This next photo is from Couch's movie.

Wiegman is near the bottom of the hill. Altgen's is nearby.

Cameracar 1 is approaching, with 2 men atop the seats.

chris

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Wiegman quote:

When I came back down the hill Lem Johns didn't have a ride and I said, Come on, get in our car. Here it is,' and he jumped in our car.

Trask: page 374

When Wiegman gets to the bottom of the hill he starts filming.

First the Newman's to his left, then turns toward the street as he films cameracar 1 approaching with those 2 men atop the seats. The same guys we see in Couch from my previous post. Then turns and films toward the Chism's up the knoll, and lastly back down toward the street as his film ends.

The following pictures show Wiegman filming and a frame from his film.

chris

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Trask quote:

A man is running in the street, probably Secret Service Agent Lem Johns who had jumped out of his own vehicle and who now physically vaults over the trunk into Camera Car 2, which is beginning to pull out on the left around Camera Car 1.

Trask: Page 426

Time to count heads.

Cameracar1 starts with 2 men atop the seats as we see earlier.

Wiegman joins which makes 3.

Craven makes 4.

And Atkins is 5.

Where is Lem Johns?

Wiegman says Lem jumped in his car.

Craven says they grabbed at Lem as he jumped in the car.

Trask says Lem jumped into cameracar2.

chris

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POTP by Trask: page 373-374

Dave Wiegman speaking:

"I figured he knows something's up there, so I ran up there. I found myself there with Lem Johns close by, a few feet away. Then I saw the people lying on the side, and I saw nothing up there on the slope. Lem was sort of looking around."

" When I came back down the hill Lem Johns didn't have a ride and I said, Come on, get in our car. Here it is,' and he jumped in our car."

Trask: page 374

Lem is not in Bell's movie while Bell is filming Wiegman on the slope.

Lem is not at the bottom of the slope in Couch's movie.

Lem is not in Wiegman's footage.

Lem is not in Atkins movie of Wiegman running to catch cameracar1.

Lem is not the man who jumps onto the trunk of cameracar 1, that is Tom Craven.

And he isn't in cameracar 1 according to the headcount from the Dillard photo or the photo itself.

Lem is not in any of the Dealy Plaza aftermath photos, movies, paintings, etc.etc.etc.

Where is Lem Johns?

Here's his picture again, hopefully we can find him.

chris

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