At some point in life we learn about death and loss. As hard it is to talk about it is a hard line fact that it will happen to all of us. My grandmother told me a story when I was 8 years old about a young president who died way too young and left so much behind. I just could not understand why someone would do this and I wonder that to this day.
Learning about the life and death of John F. Kennedy became something that was a part of me and it helped me become a better student. When your 8 years old, learning about autopsy’s and bullet fragments is not something that typically happens. As I grew older the interest never faded it only became more expensive because of the material I was buying. I always dreamed as a kid that one day I would be able to go to Dallas to see where he got shot and see the sixth floor museum.
I was too young to go to the 30th anniversary and I promised myself that the 40th anniversary would be the year I go. My youngest daughter was born in October of that year and I was unable to attend that year as well. So here we are, the 50th anniversary is a few weeks away and I was unable to obtain tickets to the memorial. However, my wife pushed me to not give up and that we would still go.
I have always said that going to Dallas would be the top thing on my bucket list of things to do. It’s not often that people get to say that they have done the one thing they have always wanted to do. Dallas means more than seeing the museum or the grassy knoll. It takes me back to my grandmother telling me those stories about him and how it all ended on that sunny day in November.
As we look more into just who Buell Wesley Frazier was and his involvement in the assassination, it is important to look at some of the facts. These facts include the many different statements that Mr. Frazier has made throughout the years. The story he gave Dallas police on the afternoon of November 22nd, 1963 says that Lee Oswald was waiting outside of Mr. Frazier’s house. In a more recent interview he claims that he went and picked Oswald up from the boarding house Oswald was staying in.
Over the years stories change, and this is natural based on not just our fading memory but also what others have lead us to believe what happened. In a April 2013 with Mr. Frazier claims that the Warren Commission kept trying to get him to change his story. But after 49 years since the Warren Commission issued their conclusion, it seems that Mr. Frazier is still changing his story. What we can’t figure out is the whereabouts of Mr. Frazier during the time before and during the assassination. We do know from his statements that he was on the front steps of the depository and that he went back and ate his lunch right after the shots were fired. He may have been the only one that wanted to eat a lunch after seeing the President get his head blown off.
This week I begin my quest into what I believe is something that has been getting overlooked for many years. Just who is Buell Wesley Frazier? To many researchers he is the man who brought Lee Harvey Oswald to work the day of the assassination, and claimed that Oswald had brought curtain rods to work that day. This story of the curtain rods fueled the Warren Commissions theory of just how the rifle was brought into the Texas School Book Depository. But what we don’t know is the relationship between Oswald and Frazier. It was not until recent that Mr. Frazier has appeared and speaking about that day, but his story has changed somewhat. We have seen his story featured in movies like “JFK” and most recent “The Kennedy’s, but yet the story between him and Oswald is something that has not been answered. This week and in the coming weeks I am going to divulge into what I think happened and find out who actually brought the curtain rods into the depository.
My first official post on this blog and it is good to finally have a place to voice my opinion. Although I was not alive when the Kennedy assassination happened, I was able to learn a lot about him from my grandmother. From the time I was 8, I have been fascinated with not only the assassination but his presidency as well.
I welcome anyone that wants to speak their mind about those years and how the Kennedy assassination has change the world that we live in today.