The John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage


  » Introduction
  » The Report
  » The Hearings


  » Testimony Index
  » Volume I
  » Volume II
  » Volume III
  » Volume IV
  » Volume V
  » Volume VI
  » Volume VII
  » Volume VIII
  » Volume IX
  » Volume X
  » Volume XI
  » Volume XII
  » Volume XIII
  » Volume XIV
  » Volume XV
Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. II - Page 345« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Peter Paul Gregory)

Mr. Gregory.
we were going to take them to, Robert told them we were going to take them to, the farm of his wife's parents, north of Fort Worth.
Mr. Liebeler.
But Mrs. Oswald objected to that?
Mr. Gregory.
Yes, she objected, she said she didn't want to go there. But I told her that she bothered me to come, to call me at the house to provide a place for her and here I am, and if she doesn't like it then I am just through with her.
Mr. Liebeler.
You told her that?
Mr. Gregory.
So she packed up and we got with the agents in two or three cars, two cars, and we started toward that farm of Robert Oswald's parents. But en route we detoured because Marguerite Oswald mentioned the fact that the two little babies were all wet, and that there were no diaper change for them, that Marina and she had no change of dresses, and so forth. and she insisted that we go by Irving where Marina lived with Ruth Paine.
Mr. Liebeler.
Then you went and obtained some materials for the babies there?
Mr. Gregory.
Well, we didn't go to the house because we got the report that Lee Oswald was shot. You see, that all happened Sunday morning, it was 11 o'clock in the morning, we were driving from Dallas to Irving and we got this report that Lee was shot, and the police advised us not to go to the house because there was a mob, so we went to the Chief of Police of Irving, to his residence. Marina telephoned Ruth Paine from there to gather these things for the babies and a change of dress for her and some money and so forth.
Mr. Liebeler.
You went from there, then, to Parkland Hospital where some events occurred and then you came back to the Inn of the Six Flags?
Mr. Gregory.
That is correct.
Mr. Liebeler.
I want to ask you about something that might have happened or happened at the Inn of the Six Flags.
There has been a newspaper report, and Mrs. Marguerite Oswald has said that on Saturday night an FBI agent came to the Executive Inn and showed her a picture of a man who she claims to be Jack Ruby. Have you seen newspaper reports to that effect?
Mr. Gregory.
Yes, I have seen reports to that effect.
Mr. Liebeler.
Now, Mrs. Oswald says, also, that while at the Inn of the Six Flags she observed a newspaper that had Jack Ruby's picture in it and exclaimed in the presence of other people that that was the same picture as the FBI had showed her, that is what she says. Did you ever hear her say anything like that?
Mr. Gregory.
No, sir; not to my recollection.
Mr. Liebeler.
She never did anything like that in your presence?
Mr. Gregory.
No, sir.
Mr. Liebeler.
After you met Mrs. Oswald, Marguerite Oswald, and had a chance to observe her, did that further your judgment of Lee Harvey Oswald in any way?
Mr. Gregory.
Yes, sir. I felt that a lot of his, many of his, peculiarities, possibly were brought on by the influence of his mother.
To me, she impressed me as being not necessarily rational. She is quite clever, but she certainly is most peculiar. She demands public attention, she wants to be the center of attention. As, for example, standing there in the middle of the room at the motel of that Six Flags, standing in the middle of the room saying "I want to make a statement," and she made those statements throughout the frequent intervals and always she would precede the statement by saying, "I want to make a statement. I feel that my son can't be buried anywhere but at the Arlington National Cemetery."
Mr. Liebeler.
And you detected similarities between Mrs. Oswald and Lee?
Mr. Gregory.
Yes; I felt they both craved public recognition or to be craving attention or publicity or whatever you wish to call it.
Mr. Liebeler.
In our conversation last evening about your testimony, I asked you about Mrs Ruth Paine, and you told me that Mrs. Ruth Paine had come to visit you at a time subsequent to the assassination.
Mr. Gregory.
No, sir; she never did. Ruth Paine?
Mr. Gregory.
731-218 O--64--vol.--23
« Previous | Next »

Found a Typo?

Click here
Copyright by www.jfk-assassination.comLast Update: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 21:56:32 CET