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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XIII - Page 112« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Ira Jefferson "Jack", Jr. Beers)

Mr. Griffin.
I might add also that I did not interview you prior to taking this deposition?
Mr. Beers.
No, sir.
I have never met you before in my life.
Mr. Griffin.
If there is anything else that you think we haven't covered here that comes to your mind after this deposition is concluded, we would appreciate it if you would let us know. And if it is something of importance, we might want to talk to you again.
But I certainly want to thank you for coming here and taking your time. I realize you people are all busy, and it is an imposition to take you away from your work, and we certainly are very grateful that you are willing to take out this time and appear before us and give us this information.
Mr. Beers.
Thank you, Mr. Griffin, you are very welcome.
Mr. Griffin.
It is a pleasure to have met you.
Mr. Beers.
I wish I could help you a lot more.
Mr. Griffin.
This is rather a methodical process we have to go through talking to people, but you are all finished.
Mr. Beers.
Thank you very much.

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Robert Leonard Hankal

Testimony of Robert Leonard Hankal

The testimony of Robert Leonard Hankal was taken at 10:25 a.m., on April 17, 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 Robert Leonard Hankal.
Mr. Hankal, my name is Leon Hubert. I'm a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President's Commission created under the provisions of Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and the Joint Resolution of Congress No. 137, and rules of procedure adopted by the Commission in conformance with the Executive order and the joint resolution and I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you.
I state to you now Mr. Hankal that the general nature of the Commission's inquiry is to ascertain, evaluate and report upon facts relating to the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald.
In particular as to you, Mr. Hankal, the nature of the inquiry today is to determine what facts you know about the death of Oswald and any other pertinent facts you may know about the general inquiry.
Mr. Hankal.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Mr. Hankal, you are appearing here today as a result of a letter received by you, signed by Mr. J. Lee Rankin, the general counsel for the President's Commission; is that correct?
Mr. Hankal.
That is correct.
Mr. Hubert.
Is it correct that you received that letter more than 3 days from this date?
Mr. Hankal.
That's right.
Mr. Hubert.
Will you stand and raise your right hand and be sworn?
Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Hankal.
I do.
Mr. Hubert.
Will you state your name?
Mr. Hankal.
Robert Leonard Hankal.
Mr. Hubert.
Your age?
Mr. Hankal.
Thirty-two.
Mr. Hubert.
Your residence?
Mr. Hankal.
3305 McKinney (No. 1).
Mr. Hubert.
And your occupation?
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