BALLISTICS PROVE ONE SHOOTER: PART II
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFKASSASSINATION) Today we continue our look at "Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, & the Kennedy Assassination" by Sherry P. Fiester.
The book, published by JFK Lancer Productions & Publications, Inc. of Southlake, Texas, includes a Foreward by Jim Marrs, & is available at www.amazon.com & www.jfklancer.com.
Chapter 5: BALLISTICS PROVE ONE SHOOTER
Today we continue our look at Sherry's discussion in Chapter 5 about the ballistic evidence in the case of JFK's assassination.
Sherry gives us information on FBI firearms expert Robert Frazier's Warren Commission testimony "about the spectrograph analysis of ballistic evidence fragments."
Surprisingly, Mr. Frazier offered no evidence linking the copper located on the back of JFK's suit jacket with the copper jacket Manlicher Carcano bullet found on the stretcher at Parkland.
This, Sherry argues, could well have provided evidence to either support or refute a lone gunman scenario.
And as to a comparison of CE399 & the 3 small lead particles found under the jump seat, Mr. Frazier was only willing to say that "the lead fragments were similar in composition."
Next, Sherry discusses the Commission's Neutron Activation Analysis performed in May 1964 by the FBI the purpose of which was to "determine the composition in an attempt to prove a common origin."
We learn that "again the results were reported as inconclusive."
The FBI agent who performed the analysis, John F. Gallaher, was not called by the Commission until 4 months later, just 2 weeks before their report was presented to LBJ.
Sherry said that even then Gallaher seemed more focused on the paraffin test conducted on Oswald rather than the neutron activation analysis.
Further on in this chapter, Sherry Feister discusses the House Select Committee's own neutron activation analysis of 1977 & the testimony of Dr. Vincent P. Guinn, an expert in the field.
*Vincent P. Guinn (1917-2002) was a physicist who specialized in neutron activation analysis. He won the American Nuclear Society's Special Award for Novel Applications of Nuclear Energy in 1964. In 1979, Dr. Guinn received the George Hevesy Medal for his achievements in radio-analytical & nuclear chemistry.
Guinn concluded "the large fragment (&) the smaller fragments, (as well as) the fragments recovered from President Kennedy at the autopsy ALL ORIGINATE FROM THE SAME BULLET!"
Thus, Dr. Guinn came down on the side of the single bullet & lone gunman theory.
Since his analysis differed from that of the FBIs, Dr. Guinn suggested the agents had simply "misinterpreted the data."
Pick up a copy of Sherry's book & read her conclusions on Dr. Guinn's analysis as well as her opinion on this important question:
Were 3 shots fired by a single shooter in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 or were there more shots, more bullets & more shooters???????
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