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Charles Drago
11-13-2008, 02:27 PM
We are pleased to note the publication of On the Trail of the JFK Assassins, by Dick Russell (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.; 306 pp; $24.95).

It is impossible to overstate the importance of Mr. Russell's JFK research. His The Man Who Knew Too Much stands as a pillar of the research canon.

Mr. Russell has been introduced to the Deep Politics Forum, and on behalf of my co-founders I cordially invite him to entertain our questions and comments regarding his work and otherwise to join the fray.

I'll begin with two queries.

1. Are you aware that, in his high school yearbook, LHO is pictured taking part in activities of the "Hypnosis Club" of which he was a member? The book was offered on eBay a few years ago; I copied the photo to a computer hard drive that later crashed beyond recovery. Can you confirm my recollection?

2. Have you been able to discover the mission(s) and actions of Field Operations Intelligence? Might FOI have been involved, in whole or in part, in locating, protecting, and/or facilitating the recovery and transfer of the so-called Yamashita treasure?

Many thanks.

David Guyatt
11-13-2008, 03:19 PM
Charlie, I much look forward to Dick Russell joining us and responding to various questions...

Dick Russell
11-13-2008, 05:49 PM
Charlie - thank you for your kind words about my work. I was not aware that Oswald took a class in hypnosis in high school - fascinating, as that coincides with when he first became acquainted with David Ferrie. I am afraid I don't know whether FOI may have been involved in the search for Yamashita's gold.
Dick Russell

Dick Russell
11-13-2008, 05:52 PM
I am not too familiar with these forums so hope I am doing this right. I just wrote a "quick reply" but perhaps should have hit "reply to thread." Anyway -I did not know Oswald was involved in a "hypnosis club" in high school, that is fascinating since it coincides with when he first knew David Ferrie as a Civil Air Patrol Cadet. And Ferrie used to get his cadets involved in hypnosis.

As for FOI, I know no more today than I did when I first wrote about it, I'm afraid. No idea whether they were involved in search for Yamashita's gold.

regards,
Dick Russell

Jack White
11-13-2008, 07:11 PM
It was JUNIOR High School that he attended in New Orleans. The school name was Beauregard. I think at that time it was 8th or 9th grade. Armstrong's book has the complete timeline. Thanks for joining us here, Dick.

Jack

Charles Drago
11-13-2008, 07:51 PM
Dick,

Your first post was just fine -- as was the second.

Thanks so much for joining in. Hope to hear from you often.

Charles Drago
11-13-2008, 07:52 PM
Jack,

Are you familiar with the "Hypnosis Club" business? If so, please elucidate.

Jack White
11-14-2008, 03:29 AM
He was in the astronomy club; I know nothing of a hypnosis club.

Mavs are losing.

Jack

Peter Lemkin
11-14-2008, 06:58 AM
I'm anxiously waiting for my copy. The Man Who Knew Too Much was a great book, indeed! I'm interested in the new Castillo material and the difinitive account of events that happened after Nagell's death and whatever new leads and information lies within. Another welcome to this Forum.

Gil Jesus
11-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Yes, welcome Mr. Russell from a fellow Bay Stater. Thank You for enlightening us with the experiences of such people as Vaughan Marlowe and Eugene Dinkin. Extraordinary men are those who have the courage to shine a light into the darkest of corners.

Dawn Meredith
11-15-2008, 03:51 PM
Charlie - thank you for your kind words about my work. I was not aware that Oswald took a class in hypnosis in high school - fascinating, as that coincides with when he first became acquainted with David Ferrie. I am afraid I don't know whether FOI may have been involved in the search for Yamashita's gold.
Dick Russell

Dick, great-an honor- to see you here. I have a question unrelated to your book but re Dallas? Will you be speaking there on the 45th?

Thanks,
Dawn
ps You would have no reason to remember me but you and I spoke on the phone a few times years ago when I was very concerned about the health our mututal good friend Carl Oglesby.

Charles Drago
11-15-2008, 05:43 PM
Dick,

Are these names familiar to you:

Joseph Silverthorne

Napoleon Valeriano

If so, please share what you can, when you can.

Best,

Charlie

Nathaniel Heidenheimer
12-04-2008, 10:38 PM
I have read about two thirds of the articles that make up this excellent book.

The last one, an interview with Douglas Horne, former Chief Analyst for Military Records, ARRB, could be a real bombshell if enough people stumble upon it.

Unbe friginlievable!!!!!!!

And this guy has creds to throw in the Credentialists oncoming windshield. He is at work on a book that he says will be ready near the end of 2008.

Is there any more information on "out there" on Roger Boyajian who "retained an original onion-skin carbon copy of the after-action report that he he wrote on November 26, 1963"?

This report mentions the arrival time of the president's casket at 6:35 pm, well before the 7:17 arrival time at Bethesda that was given for the coffin in a 1964 FBI report.

That is just the start of the shell-game that Mr. Horne then goes on to describe.

l could not believe I was reading this stuff!

Peter Lemkin
12-06-2008, 07:24 AM
I have read about two thirds of the articles that make up this excellent book.

The last one, an interview with Douglas Horne, former Chief Analyst for Military Records, ARRB, could be a real bombshell if enough people stumble upon it.

Unbe friginlievable!!!!!!!

And this guy has creds to throw in the Credentialists oncoming windshield. He is at work on a book that he says will be ready near the end of 2008.

Is there any more information on "out there" on Roger Boyajian who "retained an original onion-skin carbon copy of the after-action report that he he wrote on November 26, 1963"?

This report mentions the arrival time of the president's casket at 6:35 pm, well before the 7:17 arrival time at Bethesda that was given for the coffin in a 1964 FBI report.

That is just the start of the shell-game that Mr. Horne then goes on to describe.

l could not believe I was reading this stuff!

Well I just got my copy way out here in Europe and stayed-up all night to read this fine book! I'd agree with Nathanial that the last chapter is a real 'kicker' [!!] and should for the last time make dead (with a stake to the heart) the 'vampire' story of the official fiction of events of Dallas. The whole book is great. The last chapter is devine. I look forward to Horne's self-published book and will certainly be one to get it. The Castillo story also stood out [I'd only know of it from Bowert's book - and there it didn't seem to have as much back-up as with your investigations], as well as the BOB or Bob story re: Nagell. Thanks for all your research and writing over the years! I'll have more to say and a few qustions...but am now too tired. I couldn't put it down and you cost me my night's sleep - bravo.

Terry Gilkeson
01-03-2009, 12:32 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the articles in your new book. I remember being tempted to crank call the number of Loran Hall years ago when he was listed in Covina, CA back in the Seventies, but discretion got the better of me.

I had heard about him after reading Paris Flamonde's book on the Garrison
Investigation from the Pomona Public Library.