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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Was Eladio del Valle one of the assassins?

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

In 1975, an allegation was made that he was one of the assassins of JFK. Was there any truth to this?

W. R. Morris was the author of The Twelfth of August, which was the authorized biography of Buford Pusser, the hero of the film, Walking Tall. In 1975 Morris came out with a very short book, The Men Behind the Guns (about 28 pages):

Clearly Morris got his information about del Valle from the 1967 National Enquirer article (included in my previous post on del Valle) because he has the exact same allegation - that Ferrie was paid $1,000 - $1,500 per flight to Cuba, depending on the mission. The rest of Morris's allegations are just plain fantasy.

Morris communicated with the Rockefeller Commission in 1975. Here is an Earl Golz article about Morris and his allegations about Jim Braden:

Earl Golz also wrote an article for the Dallas Morning News on May 16, 1975:

A copy of Morris's book made its way to the FBI. Here is their report:

In 1985, W. R. Morris co-wrote Alias Oswald with R. B. Cutler:

Even the author, Jerry Rose, didn't find Harry Dean very convincing


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