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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. II - Page 131« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of William Robert , Special Agent, Greer)

Mr. Greer.
overpass at any time. I try to move over, if the condition permits me to. Sometimes, when the road is too narrow, I couldn't. But that is part of our procedure, I think, to see that no one is on an overpass.
Mr. Craig.
That is all.
The Chairman.
If there are no further questions--
Mr. Specter.
Mr. Chief Justice, may I ask one or two other questions?
The Chairman.
Mr. Specter.
I have just noted that we have the report of the FBI which bears Bureau file No. 105-S, as it appears here somewhat indistinct, S-2555, "Report of Special Agent Robert P. Gemberling, dated December 10, 1963," and this refers, Mr. Greer, to an interview of you by Special Agents Francis X. O'Neill, Jr., and James W. Sibert. There is a report here of an interview of you and of Special Agent Kellerman, and the date here is listed as November 22, 1963, and there is this reference made in the report, and I will quote it verbatim:
"Greer stated that he first heard what he thought was possibly a motorcycle backfire, and glanced around and noticed that the President had evidently been hit. He thereafter got on the radio and communicated with the other vehicles stating that they desired to get the President to the hospital immediately."
Mr. Greer.
I didn't go on the radio. It was Mr. Kellerman who done the radio talking. I didn't. It is a misquote if I done it. I didn't get on the radio. Mr. Kellerman did.
Mr. Specter.
Did you ever make this statement, Mr. Greer, to Special Agent O'Neill or Sibert?
Mr. Greer.
Those two agents were in during the autopsy; these two agents were in the autopsy room, with Mr. Kellerman and I, all night. Mr. Sibert and O'Neill were both in the autopsy room with us during that time, and the only time that any of us, either Mr. Kellerman or I, we never left the room, one or the other. We went and got some coffee and came right back, something like that, and the FBI did the same thing. One of them left; the other stayed.
Mr. Specter.
Do you now recollect whether or not you ever said to them that you were the one who communicated on the radio with the other vehicles?
Mr. Greer.
No, sir; I know I never remember saying that to them because I know I didn't do it. So that is how I know that I didn't say it, because I know I didn't do it. Mr. Kellerman did.
Mr. Specter.
And the first part refers to your noticing that the President evidently had been hit. Did you ever
Mr. Greer.
I have no recollection of ever telling the agents that I said that; no, sir. If I said it, I don't remember saying it. The Governor was the person that I knew was--when we were first in trouble, when I see the Governor.
Mr. Specter.
To the best of your current recollection, did you notice that the President had been hit?
Mr. Greer.
No, sir; I didn't know how badly he was injured or anything other than that. I didn't know.
Mr. Specter.
Did you know at all, from the glance which you have described that he had been hit or injured in any way?
Mr. Greer.
I knew he was injured in some way, but I didn't know how bad or what.
Mr. Specter.
How did you know that?
Mr. Greer.
If I remember now, I just don't remember how I knew, but I knew we were in trouble. I knew that he was injured, but I can't remember, recollect, just how I knew there were injuries in there. I didn't know who all was hurt, even.
Mr. Specter.
Are you able to recollect whether you saw the President after the shots as you were proceeding toward Parkland Hospital?
Mr. Greer.
No; I don't remember ever seeing him any more until I got to the hospital, and he was lying across the seat, you know, and that is the first I had seen of him.
Mr. Specter.
Your best recollection is, then, that you had the impression he was injured but you couldn't ascertain the source of that information?
Mr. Greer.
Right. I couldn't ascertain the source.
Representative Ford.
Did you hear the President say anything after the first shot?
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