|Name: ||John David Hurt|
|Address: ||201 N. Hillsborough|
|Time: ||6:00 p.m.|
Interview: John David Hurt is afflicted with a very severe case of Chronic Arthritis, to the point that all of the fingers on his right hand other than the thumb, have been amputated. The fingers on his left hand are gnarled to where he has no use of them. About eighty to ninety percent of his body is covered with a severe case of Psoriasis. These illinesses began in 1955 and he receives 100% disability from the U.S. Army.
|Present were: ||Harold A. Rose, James Kelly,|
Surell Brady and Mrs. Billie G. Hurt
When we first identified ourselves, John Hurt asked, "Are you here about that rumor?" He went on to explain that several years after President Kennedy's assassination, he received numerous calls from people who told him that they were with various agencies of the news media. They asked him about a phone call that Lee Harvey Oswald was supposed to have placed to him. John Hurt told the callers that he didn't know what they were talking about and he was not contacted anymore. Hurt stated that he had never been contacted by any government agencies about this.
We showed the copy of the telephone slip from the Dallas jail, bearing his name and phone number and he told us that he never knew L.H.O. and he has no idea how his name and phone number got on the slip. He said that he never received a phone call from L.H.O. and we explained that the call was never put through to the long distance operator. He has no relatives in Texas. He has a sister in Lake Charles, La.
John Hurt then proceeded to tell us about his background. He was born 5/12/1909 in River Bend, Colorado. He received a L.L.B. from the University of Virginia. He has been married to Billie G. Hurt for 39 years. He worked for the State of North Carolina as an Insurance Evaluator. He also worked for the James C. Green Insurance Co. of Raleigh, N.C. as an Insurance Adjustor and the American Casualty Co. of Columbia, S.C. as an Insurance Adjustor.
John Hurt enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942. He was assigned to the C.I.C. (Counter-Intelligence Corps.) and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He began his intelligence service at Gunter Field, Alabama in what he described as a S-2 office (Subordinate Post). He attended Intelligence School at Camp Ritchie where he received training in numerous aspects of intelligence including interrogation. He was assigned to the 97th Infantry at Camp Cook, California. He was assigned overseas in the E.T.O. (European Theatre of Operations), G-2, where he checked backgrounds of German civilians..
He also served in Japan in the area of Tokyo and Karawaza (phonetic). He stated that Karawaza was a resort town and he was assigned to check out German citizens located there. He stated that one outstanding experience he had was uncovering a horde of Silver Bullion. There were documents with the Bullion showing it being transferred from the Germans to the Japanese. He was discharged in Dec. 29, 1946..
He stated that two or three years after he was discharged he received a letter from Army Intelligence, offering him the Comission of Captain if he rejoined Intelligence. He did not accept. He stated that his commanding officer in Japan was Captain Melville Grimes. Grimes may be a lawyer in Baltimore, Maryland..
John Hurt's Social Security number is 107-05-540A [sic.]. Home phone # 919-834-7430.
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|Name: ||John David Hurt|
|Address: ||201 Hillsborough Apt.#4|
|City/State: ||Raleigh, N.C..|
|Date of Birth: ||5/12/09|
|Place: ||201 N. Hillsborough, Raleigh, N.C.|
|M or S: ||Married|
|Spouse: ||Billie G. Hurt|
|Special Characteristics: ||Chronic Arthritis — Severe Psoriasis|
|Present Employment: ||Disability retirement|