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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 347« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Sgt. A. Putnam James)

Mr. Hubert.
And Vaughn turned immediately back and went back to his position ?
Sergeant PUTNAM. Was walking back in that direction. In other words, we could have been close enough to touch him.
Mr. Hubert.
As you passed, he was walking back.
Sergeant PUTNAM. That's correct.
Mr. Hubert.
And therefore, he was facing towards the entrance?
Sergeant PUTNAM. That's correct.
Mr. Hubert.
Did you hear him call to anybody up there?
Sergeant PUTNAM. No, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Well, is there anything else you would like to say?
Sergeant PUTNAM. Well--
Mr. Hubert.
Any other facts that aren't covered in the documents which we have identified here as 5071, 5072 and 5073 ?
Sergeant PUTNAM. No, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
I do not believe you have been interviewed by any member of the Commission's staff at all prior to this deposition?
Sergeant PUTNAM. No, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
All right, I think that is all. If any fact that has not been developed in these reports and in your testimony should come to your attention, I hope you will free to let us know about it if you think it is a material fact. All we are seeking is to get the facts. That's all. And if, by chance, you have forgotten something and you should remember it at a later date, please contact us through the United States attorney's office and tell them that you have a fact that you would like to report that you have overlooked and we will make arrangements to see you again. But at this time, we will give you the 3 days' notice. I thank you, sir.

Willie B. Slack

Testimony of Willie B. Slack

The testimony of Willie B. Slack was taken at 11 a.m., on March 31, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Leon D. Hubert, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Hubert.
This is the deposition of Patrolman Willie is that Willie? Not William ?
Mr. Slack.
Mr. Hubert.
Willie B. Slack. Mr. Slack, my name is Leon Hubert. I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Under the rules provided by the Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and the joint resolution of Congress, No. 137, together with the rules of procedure adopted by the President's Commission in conformance with the Executive order and joint resolution, I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you, Mr. Slack.
I state to you now that the general nature of the Commission's inquiry is to ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of President Kennedy, and the subsequent violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald. In particular to you, Mr. Slack, the nature of the inquiry today is to determine the facts that you know about the death of Oswald, and any other pertinent facts you may know about the general inquiry. Now, Mr. Slack, you have appeared here today by virtue of the general request made to Chief Curry by J. Lee Rankin, who is general counsel of the President's Commission. Under the rules adopted by this Commission, you are entitled to a 3-day written notice that your deposition is going to be taken, but the rules also provide that you may waive the 3-day written notice if you see fit to do so. And are you now willing to waive that 3-day notice?
Mr. Slack.
I do.
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