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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XI - Page 301« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Resumed)

Mr. Mckenzie.
*Mrs. OSWALD. I don't know if I were inside this store, but I don't recall it now.
Mr. Liebeler.
You don't recognize this store as a place you have ever been before?
*Mrs. OSWALD. No.
Mr. Liebeler.
I have no further questions, and this will adjourn the deposition.


Maj. Eugene D. Anderson

Testimony of Maj. Eugene D. Anderson

The testimony of Maj. Eugene A. Anderson was taken at 4:30 p.m., on July 24, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C., by Messrs. J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; and Arlen Specter, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Specter.
May the record show that this is a deposition proceeding of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, and that our witnessnes today are Maj. Eugene D. Anderson and M. Sgt. James A. Zahm of the U.S. Marine Corps who have been asked to testify about their knowledge of the capabilities of a marksman using a rifle with a scope.

With that preliminary statement of purpose, would you stand, Major Anderson and raise your right hand please. Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you shall give before the President's Commission in this deposition proceeding will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Major ANDERSON. I do.
Mr. Specter.
Would you state you full name for the record please.
Major ANDERSON. Eugene D. Anderson.
Mr. Specter.
What is your occupation or profession, sir?
Major ANDERSON. I am a major in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Specter.
How long have you been in the Marine Corps.
Major ANDERSON. Twenty-six years 3 months.
Mr. Specter.
Of what do your current duties consist?
Major ANDERSON. I am assistant head of the Marksmanship Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps.
Mr. Specter.
And where is your current duty station?
Major ANDERSON. In Navy Annex, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Specter.
How long have you held that position?
Major ANDERSON. I have been stationed here for 2 years.
Mr. Specter.
Would you outline briefly your qualifications, if any, in marksmanship?
Major ANDERSON. I have been working in marksmanship training for approximately 18 years. I am a distinguished rifle shot in the Marine Corps, master rifle shot, National Rifle Association of America.
Mr. Specter.
Would you outline briefly the qualifications or tests which must be achieved in order to qualify as a distinguished shot?
Major ANDERSON. A man must have acquired a minimum of 30 points from winning medals in certain specified high-caliber matches. To win these points he must have placed among the top 10 percent of the nondistinguished shooters participating in the match. By winning a gold medal he can earn 10 points. By winning a silver medal he can earn eight points. By winning a bronze medal he can win six points.
Mr. Specter.
And what qualifications must be displayed to obtain the classification as master of the National Rifle Association of America?
Major ANDERSON. You have to fire in a minimum number of National Rifle Association sponsored matches.
(Discussion off the record.)
Major ANDERSON. I want to correct the record.
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