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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VIII - Page 303« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of John E. Donovan)

Mr. Ely.
Well, in that case, Mr. Donovan, I think that is all the questions I have for you.
Do you think of anything else that might be helpful to us in trying to figure out what sort of a man Oswald was?
Mr. Donovan.
There is one name that you did not mention that I know that lived in the same barracks he did. Cpl. Sherman Cooley. He also served on that crew. I served with Cooley overseas, and in Santa Ana. Cooley is another fellow that was intelligent, but very modest about it.
The reason I remember his first name, it always struck me as strange that someone named Sherman would live in Louisiana.
Another boy's name is Dejanovich. That is phonetic. Dejanovich lived in Chicago, and after I was discharged from the service I called him on the phone a couple of times, passing through there.
Another guy that would know him is a boy named Jurarado, I believe. I don't know how much these boys knew about him. They are just people that were there at the same time.
Mr. Ely.
Your mention of Dejanovich reminds me of a question I intended to ask you.
Do you recall any of Oswald's former marines calling him Oswaldovich, or anything that sounded like that?
Mr. Donovan.
No.
Mr. Ely.
Do you recall fellow marines referring to him as "Comrade?"
Mr. Donovan.
No.
Mr. Ely.
Well, if you have nothing more to add, Mr. Donovan, on behalf of the Commission, I would like to thank you for giving us your time and testimony. It has been very helpful.

Allison G. Folsom, Lt. Col., USMC

Testimony of Allison G. , Lt. Col, Usmc Folsom

The testimony of Allison G. Folsom, Lt. Col., USMG, was taken at 1:15 p.m., on May 1, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE. Washington, D.C., by Mr. John Hart Ely, member of the staff of the President's Commission.
Mr. Ely.
Colonel, would you please stand up 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?
Colonel FOLSOM. I do.
Mr. Ely.
My name is John Ely. I am a member of the legal staff of the President's Commission investigating the assassination of President Kennedy.
Staff members have been, authorized to take the testimony of witnesses by the Commission pursuant to authority granted to the Commission by Executive Order No. 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and Joint Resolution of Congress No. 137.
Under the Commission rules for the taking of testimony, each witness is to be provided with a copy of the Executive order and of the joint resolution and a copy of the rules that the Commission has adopted governing the taking of testimony from witnesses. I have provided you with these documents, is that correct?
Colonel FOLSOM. This is true.
Mr. Ely.
Under the Commission's rules for the taking of testimony, each witness is entitled to 3 days' notice before he is required to come in and give testimony.
You did not have 3 days' notice. However, each witness can waive that notice requirement if he wishes, and I assume that your presence here indicates you are willing to waive that notice requirement.
Colonel FOLSOM. It is waived.
Mr. Ely.
Would you state your full name, please?
Colonel FOLSOM. Lt. Col. Allison G. Folsom, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Ely.
What is your job in the Marine Corps, sir?
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