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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VIII - Page 415« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of John Raymond Hall)

Mr. Liebeler.
As far as jobs were concerned?
Mr. Hall.
Basically, that's right; yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
If you don't have anything else that you want to add at this point, we shall terminate your deposition. Thank you, Mr. Hall.

Mrs. Frank H. Ray (Valentina)

Testimony of Mrs. Frank H. (Valentina) Ray

The testimony of Mrs. Frank H. Ray (Valentina) was taken at 4:10 p.m., on March 25, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex, by Mr. Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Liebeler.
Mrs. Ray, before we start, I will swear you as a witness. If you will rise and raise your right hand, please----
Mrs. Ray.
Surely. (Complying.)
Mr. Liebeler.
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?
Mrs. Ray.
I do.
Mr. Liebeler.
Please be seated. Before we start I would like to advise you that my name is Wesley J. Liebeler and I am a member of the legal staff of the President's Commission investigating the assassination of President Kennedy. Staff counsel have been authorized to take the testimony of witnesses by the Commission pursuant to authority granted to the Commission by Executive Order 11130 dated November 29, 1963, and Joint Resolution of Congress No. 137. I understand Mr. Rankin wrote you a letter last week?
Mrs. Ray.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Liebeler.
With which he included copies of the Executive order----
Mrs. Ray.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
And congressional resolution and also a copy of the rules of procedure of the Commission concerning the taking of testimony.
Mrs. Ray.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
You received the letter and copies of the documents?
Mrs. Ray.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
Our questioning of you today will be concerned basically with the knowledge of the Oswalds which you might have gained as a result of your association with them in 1962. Before I get into that, I would like to have you

state your full name for the record, if you would.
Mrs. Ray.
Mrs. Frank H. Ray.
Mr. Liebeler.
Where do you live?
Mrs. Ray.
I live 4524 Alta Vista, Dallas, Tex.
Mr. Liebeler.
Where were you born, Mrs. Ray?
Mrs. Ray.
In Stalino, Ukraine.
Mr. Liebeler.
That is in the Ukraine; it is the Soviet Union?
Mrs. Ray.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
When were you born?
Mrs. Ray.
June 9, 1927.
Mr. Liebeler.
How did it come about that you came to the United States?
Mrs. Ray.
When I was 14 years old Germans occupy my part of Ukraine and they take me to Germany as slave labor. I work for Germans from 1942 until 1945, then Americans occupy part of Germany where I live.
Mr. Liebeler.
What part of Germany?
Mrs. Ray.
Dusseldorf on Rhine; in March of 1945, Americans occupy that part of Germany and I went to work for Americans and then I married an American and came over here. This was in 1946, July 18.
Mr. Liebeler.
What was his name?
Mrs. Ray.
Henry W. Bahlkow.
Mr. Liebeler.
He was a member of the U.S. Army?
Mrs. Ray.
Yes, 36th Division and he was--I don't know what outfit at the
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