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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. X - Page 390« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Dr. Homer Wood)

Mr. Liebeler.
Now I show you two pictures which ha ,e been marked Exhibits 3 and 4, on the deposition of Mr. Greener, and ask you if you recognize either of those pictures as the rifle in the possession of the man at the range?
Dr. WOOD. I didn't observe the rifle close enough to say either one of these was or wasn't. I only observed the way the rifle was fired, so I couldn't identify either one as being the rifle that assassinated, or the man that was shooting out at the rifle range.
Mr. Liebeler.
You are unable to identify that as being the rifle either one way or the other?
Dr. WOOD. Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
Do you know of anybody else that was at the range when you observed this fellow who also observed him?
Dr. WOOD. Yes. I told the FBI of Kenney Longley. Dr. Longley's son, a dental surgeon, a friend Of mine, was talking to me at the time they were shooting. He was getting ready to take over one of the booths, and I understand that later the FBI went out to interview him.
And he had two friends with him. They interviewed them too, but I have forgotten their names.
Mr. Liebeler.
Did they observe this individual also?
Dr. WOOD. Other than what I have said, the conversation that I was concerned about, and I handed them each cotton to put in their ears when he fired this rifle, and I don't know how much observation they made of the man.
Mr. Liebeler.
Have you discussed with them the question of whether or not this man was Lee Harvey Oswald?
Dr. WOOD. I haven't seen--I will retract that statement. I had seen Dr. Longley's son. He had a front tooth knocked out and Dr. Longley brought him over to my office, but nothing was mentioned about Oswald or this man at the rifle range.
Mr. Liebeler.
Longley and those two friends are the only two men that you know of that were also at the range at that time?
Dr. WOOD. The only people I know. I couldn't identify another soul that was out there.
Mr. Liebeler.
You haven't discussed this either with Longley or his two friends?
Dr. WOOD. No, sir.
Mr. Liebeler.
I don't think I have any more questions at this point. If you can think of anything else that you think ought to be on the record about this matter, I want you to feel free to go right ahead and say it. We want to get everything that you know about this.
Dr. WOOD. You mean help you out in the case or any feelings in the case?
Mr. Liebeler.
No; on the question of whether this was Oswald out there at the rifle range, or anything else, if you know any other facts about the case we want to know those, too.
Dr. WOOD. I have elaborated pretty much to you about what I saw. I was a great admirer of the President and I felt that if there was anything I could do to help clarify or clear up the case, I was willing to do it, and that is why I reported.
Mr. Liebeler.
On behalf of the Commission I want to thank you very much for the cooperation you have shown us, Dr. Wood.

Thank you, sir.

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Sterling Charles Wood

Testimony of Sterling Charles Wood

The testimony of Sterling Charles Wood was taken at 3:20 p.m., on April 1, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel of the President's "Commission.
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