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November in Dallas 2006

JFK Assassination studies “History in the Making”

November 17-19, 2006
Dallas, TX


Crown Plaza Hotel, Dallas Custom tour of assassination related sites conducted by Ken Holmes Jr. of Southwestern Historical Tours. http://www.swhistorical.com


 
Awards
Don Roberdeau
2006 Recipient of the JFK Lancer New Frontier Award

Presented in appreciation for your contribution of new evidence and furthering the
study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Don Roberdeau, a United States Navy military veteran, has served around the world in the United States Navy. One of Don’s requested operational commands was to serve aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. John F. Kennedy. Don remembers the assassination weekend and kept himself informed with respect to others research from November 22, 1963 to 1975. Since seeing the Zapruder film in motion in the Spring of 1975, Don has been personally researching details and discoveries about the assassination, speaking with witnesses (including 38 Dealey Plaza witnesses), freely discussing assassination details and considerations with individuals and groups, and freely contributing on the Internet and in print.
Don Roberdeau has also contributed to what many researchers have stated is the most accurate professionally surveyed research map of Dealey Plaza; as it pinpoints victims locations, details important attack-related information, pinpoints witnesses & photographers locations and observations, evidentiary artifacts, suspected assassins locations & bullet trajectories, etc. In honor of Don Roberdeau’s contributions toward the Dealey Plaza Map, JFK Lancer is providing a CD of his work as a gift to every conference attendee.

Rex Bradford
2006 Recipient of the JFK Lancer New Frontier Award

Presented in appreciation for your contribution of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Rex Bradford is an expert on the assassination of JFK and is well-known for his prolific work as electronic archivist of JFK assassination records. Rex is best known for his extensive writing about the mysteries surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald’s alleged trip to Mexico City. Rex also runs the History Matters website, and is Vice-President of the Assassination Archives and Research Center in Washington, DC. The goal of History Matters is to serve as a repository and focal point for education and research on the subject of the JFK assassination and related topics in Cold War history. The Mary Ferrell Foundation Archive is the largest searchable electronic collection of materials related to the JFK assassination and its larger historical context, including over declassified government documents, essays, publications, multi-media and journals. In his role as Senior Archivist and Analyst for the Mary Ferrell Foundation, Rex has made over 300,000 pages of declassified records available for viewing and searching, along with photographs, audio and video files, essays, and more. JFK Lancer is pleased to honor Rex Bradford’s faithfulness in providing internet access to historical material for research and education concerning the assassination of President Kennedy.

Gerald McKnight
2006 Recipient of the JFK Lancer Legacy Award

Presented in appreciation for your permanent additions to the record of the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy.

Gerald McKnight is professor emeritus of history at Hood College, where he was chair of the History and Political Science Department. He is an expert on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. “McKnight is author of the books, The Last Crusade: Martin Luther King Jr., the FBI and the Poor People’s Campaign” (1998) and “Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why” (2005). Gerald is also the co-director of the Harold Weisberg Archives. Housed at Hood College, the Weisberg Archives is the world’s largest private collection of government documents and public records relating to Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963. The archive also includes about 85,000 pages of FBI documents on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. All the government documents in the collection are in pristine condition. Once fully cataloged, the Hood Weisberg Archive will provide an accessible research capability unlike anything currently available. It will provide a unique research engine vastly superior to the main repository of Kennedy assassination records and documents housed at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Md. JFK Lancer is proud to recognize the commitment Gerald McKnight has displayed in preserving the Weisberg Archives, which have been key to the evolution of the Kennedy assassination researcher.

Phil Hopley
2006 Recipient of the JFK Lancer Legacy Award

Presented in appreciation for your permanent additions to the record of the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy.

Phil Hopley of Sidney, Australia is the webmaster for “The JFK Link,” an archive of documents relevant to the “life, administration, death, and legacy” of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Understanding and experiencing the annoyance of trying to locate political speeches, Hopley has produced a web site that makes JFK’s career speeches free and easily accessible to anyone. Phil Hopley’s interest in JFK’s assassination began at the age of six when Senator Robert F. Kennedy was killed. He bought three copies of the Zapruder film from Penn Jones Jr. in 1976, and that year gave his first public presentations on the assassination to approximately 150 school students spread over the 6 hour school day. Since then Phil has given presentations to school and scout groups, insurance investigation conferences and, in 1995, the New South Wales Police Academy. Since 1999 Phil has been the webmaster of JFKLink.com, a site devoted to not only the Public Papers of the Presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton, but the only website with all the 1960 campaign speeches of Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. In 2006 he contributed association diagrams for Larry Hancock’s book “Someone Would Have Talked” and is currently researching the origins of The Fair Play For Cuba Committee. Phil is a qualified Intelligence Analyst and is currently employed in the insurance industry.

Steve Thomas
2006 Recipient of the JFK Lancer Promise Award

Presented in appreciation for your work towards uncovering the truth in the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy, with the hope you will continue to share your efforts in the future.

Steve Thomas was born in Chicago in 1952 and later moved with his family to Pennsylvania. Steve got his master’s degree in Library Science in 1985 and has been a Library Director in Montana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Pennsylvania where he is currently living and working in Newburgh, Indiana with his wife Beverly. He just recently built a $10 million new Central Library for the Ohio Township Public Library System in Newburgh. This Library is one of only 80 libraries in the U.S. and Canada selected to be included in the “Libraries We Love” coffee table book due to be published by the Berkshire Publishing Group in Massachusetts in October. Steve is being recognized for his relentless pursuit of the documents released both under the JFK Act and other Law Enforcement or Government agency archives. He shows no hesitation to review even the most complicated records or testimony, eagerly sharing his findings, showing ego or bias.

2006 Mary Ferrell-JFK Lancer Pioneer Award

EARL GOLZ

Investigative reporter for the Dallas Morning News, Austin (Texas) American-Statesman, and the Wall Street Journal, and JFK assassination expert.

Presented in appreciation of your lifetime dedication and contributions to the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


2006 Speakers

Craig Roberts
is an investigative journalist, his background includes four years in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman and sniper, with one year of that in Vietnam (1965-66).

He is a retired Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer, having served as a patrol officer, investigator, TAC (Swat) team member, bomb tech, and helicopter pilot. During this time he had a parallel career in the military, serving in the Army Reserve as an infantry officer and intelligence officer. He retired in 2000 as a lieutenant colonel.

Craig is the author of over a dozen books, which include "The Walking Dead: A Marine's Story of Vietnam," "One Shot--One Kill: America's Combat Snipers," "Combat Medic--Vietnam," "Police Sniper," "Hellhound," "Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza," "The Medusa File: Crimes and Coverups of the U.S. Government," and "JFK: The Dead Witnesses.

Craig has unique experience and knowledge which allows him to set the stage for the conference by presenting a brief foundation for additional speakers.

William Law
developed an interest in the Kennedy assassination in 1975 with the showing of Abraham Zapruder's 26-second home movie of the event on Geraldo Rivera's Goodnight America program. Several years later, after reading David Lifton's book Best Evidence, Law began researching Kennedy's murder. Results of that research have appeared in the books November Patriots by Constance Kritzberg and Larry Hancock, JFK: The Medical Evidence Reference by Vincent Palamara, Murder In Dealey Plaza edited by James Fetzer, and Paris Flammonde's forthcoming opus An Encyclopedic Narrative and Historical and Personal Perspective on The Kennedy Coup d'État. Law has written for the research periodicals the Kennedy Assassination Chronicles and the Dealey Plaza Echo, is producer of the forthcoming DVD The Gathering, and currently serves as a consultant to film director Brian McKenna for his upcoming documentary Killing Kennedy. He lives with his family in Central Oregon.

William is presenting witness interviews in the Robert Kennedy assassination.

Stu Wexler
currently a Web Developer, who graduated from Tulane University in 1998 with a degree in history and a minor in philosophy. He has been researching the JFK assassination since the 7th grade, and has made presentations on the subject at his high school. Wexler's main interests in the case are Oswald's background and the physical evidence.

Stu is presenting information concerning Oswald and the Black Lamp Lounge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Larry Hancock
co-author (with Connie Kritzberg) of “November Patriots”, a work of historically-based fiction concerning the death of JFK, and “Someone Would Have Talked” (2003) a master work containing 5 years of cold war history, Cuban exiles, renegade CIA officers, and Mafioso, and a vast span of documents. Hancock has spent the last thirty-plus years dealing with computers and communications. Currently Marketing Director for Zoom Telephonics, Inc, he has expended considerable effort conducting research on intelligence aspects of the assassination. Larry was given the JFK Lancer New Frontier Award in 2000 and then the JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell Legacy Award in 2001.

Larry will be speaking on The Ambassador Hotel.

Lamar Waldron,
long-time assassination researcher and author of the new book, “Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK ” (with Air America radio host Thom Hartmann). Among the evidence unearthed by Waldron are “hundreds of CIA, military and State Department documents” specifically referring to a plan for a coup in Cuba, conceived by Robert Kennedy, drafted by the military with support from the CIA. Waldron’s historical research has been featured on the History Channel, and in magazines like “Vanity Fair”.

Lamar is presenting on Cuban Affairs and LHO Associates Not Fully Explored.

 

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Sherry Gutierrez
has testified as an expert in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis in over 30 judicial districts in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Gutierrez formerly headed the Forensic Investigative Unit for St. Charles Parish and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department. Presently, Gutierrez is employed as a consultant to attorneys and law enforcement officials. Publications include Bloodstain Pattern Identification and Documentation: a Workbook for Analyst, 1990, Blood Evidence; What Does the Blood Tell Us?, JFK Lancer Publications, 1997 and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and the Kennedy Assassination, The Echo, England, 2002. Larry was given the JFK Lancer New Frontier Award in 2003.
 
Sherry will be presenting information on 1963 Crime Scene Investigative Techniques and the South Knoll Trajectory.

Jefferson Morley
Jefferson Morley is a world news editor for WashingtonPost.com and does a weekly World Opinion Roundup column. Jeff is known for his research into the involvement of the CIA with the Kennedy assassination and the House Select Committee investigation in particular. He has written nationally circulated articles CIA obfuscation on affairs in Mexico City during the Oswald visit there before the assassination as well as the withholding of information from the HSCA.

Topic: Update: The Role of George Joannides

George Michael Evica,
author of And We Are All Mortal, 1978, published by the University of Hartford. Co-organizer and chairperson of eleven national JFK conferences in Hartford (two), Chicago, Providence, and Dallas (seven). Presenter at fifteen national conferences of twenty major papers and author of twelve published articles on JFK, his presidency, and his death. Invited to give testimony to the Assassinations Records Review Board, meeting in Boston, 3/24/95. Recipient of the Mary Ferrell/JFK Lancer Lifetime Achievement Award in Dallas, 1997.

Evica will be presenting information on Oswald's Rifle.

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Jim Oliver
is a Louisiana based television journalist and JFK researcher. Jim has been researching and studying the assassination of John F. Kennedy for over 30 years. He has produced numerous television segments on various aspects of the assassination including several interviews with Jim Garrison.

Jim is presenting information concerning "Oswald and the Black Lamp Lounge."

Colin McSween
has been researching the JFK Assassination almost from the day of the event. Gainfully employed in Funeral Service since 1980, Colin has served the British Columbia Coroner's Service for 12 years including managing homicide crime scenes, transferring remains for the Coroner's Dept. & witnessing & assisting on hundreds of Major Crime Autopsies- the vast majority being on gunshot victims.

He has researched & experimented with various types of firearms including those alleged to have been used in the assassination of JFK. He also consults for the film industry in the area of Forensics, Death Scenes, Death-like Cosmetics & Firearms. In fact he was responsible for recreating the JFK fatal head wound for The X Files.

A registered professional actor with Boss Management Talent Agency, Colin appeared as William Robert Greer- JFK's Secret Service Chauffeur in The X Files in 1996.

Rex Bradford
Rex Bradford is an expert on the assassination of JFK and is well-known for his prolific work as electronic archivist of JFK assassination records.  In his role as Senior Archivist and Analyst for the Mary Ferrell Foundation, he has made over 300,000 pages of declassified records available for viewing and searching, along with photographs, audio and video files, essays, and more.  Rex is best known for his extensive writing about the mysteries surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged trip to Mexico City.

Rex also runs the History Matters website, and is Vice-President of the Assassination Archives and Research Center in Washington, DC.  He lives in Massachusetts.



 

 

 

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John Williams Ph.D, Department of Human Development, Family Living and Community Educational Services, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. TOPIC: Robert Morrow: Agent Exile, Williams has conducted a series of interviews with Robert D. Morrow, the CIA contract agent who claimed he had provided the rifles used in the assassination of President Kennedy. (Morrow died in May, 1998)

Robert Morrow's discovery of material around Robert Kennedy's assassination came about during a private investigation of the death of J.F.K. he was conducting during the later l970's. This address reviews the context of that discovery along with the narrative thesis Morrow developed as a result of it as well as a brief summary of the consequences that followed. The address will conclude with a partial critique of Morrow's findings.

 

Donald B. Thomas, Ph.D.
is a scientist with the Federal Government. He is the author of the article, “The Acoustical Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination Revisited” which appeared in the journal Science & Justice in 2001. The thrust of his research has been to demonstrate concordance between the audio and video evidence of the assassination.  He was the recipient of the Mary Ferrell-JFK Lancer New Frontier Award in 2002. There have been many challenges to the acoustical evidence since 2001, in particular, a recently published rebuttal (2006) in Science & Justice by the surviving members of the 1982 NRC panel. This presentation will demonstrate how the challenges to the acoustical evidence have made it stronger.

Jack Swike
is a graduate of Marine Corp OCS, Infantry Officers School, Naval Intelligence School in Washington DC, Marine Corps Amphibious Intelligence School and Army Counterintelligence Agent School. He holds a BS Degree from Florida State and a Masters from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He has attended Michigan State University, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins, John Marshall Law School and the University of Chicago.

Jack was assigned to Atsugi in 1956 and performed duties as Marine Security and Intelligence Officer. He has been researching matters pertaining to Lee Harvey Oswald and Oswald's tour of duty in the Far East for a number of years and will be presenting background information on Atsugi and addressing a number of issues relating to that facility and to Lee Oswald's assignments and activities.

 

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