Monday, February 28, 2005
Only Interesting If You're Me

I just got an email from my mother informing me that my grandfather and two great-uncles are mentioned by name in the Warren Commission Report (on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy).

And whaddya know, it's true:

Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. V - Page 429
(Testimony of Robert Alan Surrey)

Mr. Surrey.

Mr. Bryan Snyder is chairman of the board. Mr. Emil Borak is president, and Mr. Lewis C. Owens is treasurer. I believe some stock is held by Oliver Snyder, and I have some stock. And Mr. Fallon Snyder.

The Chairman.
It is a commercial company?

Mr. Surrey.
Yes; it is.

The Chairman.
Is General Walker connected with it?

Mr. Surrey.
No; he is not.

The Chairman.
Or with the other people, as far as you know?

Mr. Surrey.
No, sir.

Mr. Jenner.
Is Mr. Borak the general manager of the plant itself?

Mr. Surrey.
No; he is president of the company.

Mr. Jenner.
I see. Who is the general manager of the plant?

Mr. Surrey.
Mr. Owens.

Mr. Jenner.
Mr. Owens.
Did you acquaint Mr. Owens or Mr. Borak, either of them, with the fact that you had Commission Exhibit No. 996 printed at the Lettercraft Printing Co.?

Mr. Surrey.
I decline to answer on the ground it may tend to incriminate me.

Mr. Jenner.
Did you make either or both of them aware of the fact that some of the copy or all of the copy with respect to Commission Exhibit No. 996 was prepared by way of printing at Johnson Printing Co.?

Mr. Surrey.
I decline to answer on the ground it may tend to incriminate me.

(source)

Apparently it has something to do with this Mr. Surrey publishing a book that suggested that the Warren Commission itself was something of a fuck-around. And Mr. Surrey handled this publication from the same offices where my grandfather and his two brothers worked. Something like that.

What a completely boring way to be connected to the Kennedy assassination, eh?
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