It has been decades since I researched the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. In that long-ago era, I read the very best books on the subject, including Crossfire, On the Trail of the Assassins and Rush to Judgement. I attended Jim Marr’s JFK Class in Arlington, TX and also his JFK Researcher’s Group at the same location. Sometimes we would stop at the local pub and have a few. I was in attendance the night researcher Joe West made his pitch to exhume Kennedy’s body and Gary Mack, Sixth Floor curator and fellow researcher, drilled him to the wall with aggressive questioning. I witnessed John Rademacher presentation on how he and his son found two .222-caliber shell cases on the Grassy Knoll and afterwards how Mr. Mack gently tried to persuade John to inquire deeper into the matter.
Jim Marrs passed in August 2017. Mark Lane left us the year before. Jim Garrison passed in 1992 (Oliver Stone released the movie JFK in 1991, Garrison had a cameo). The John F. Kennedy Assassination slides further into history, along with its loyal researcher and authors.
I have renewed by own interests in the subject. Accompanying this slide towards my own history is a deeper closer look at this much maligned subject. I acquired, at some effort and cost, the memoir of a man forever linked but hardly mentioned in connection to this tragedy, titled “A Man of Intelligence”. I’ve read and annotated this 400-page rare book extensively and it has given me an answer to “Why?”. Also, I’m rereading and annotating the revised version of Jim Marr’s “Crossfire:The Plot that Killed Kennedy”.
It is from my close reading and research of Crossfire that have come up with what I can only describe as a humorous if not hilarious anecdote. Also, from my recent visit to the 2018 JFK Lancer forum in Dallas another little gem, not meant to funny but, in fact funny, in a limited way.
To be continued…