|Name: ||Veterans Administration re John David Hurt|
|Type of Contact: ||Person|
Today at the Veterans Administration Liaison Office in B328 Rayburn Building I reviewed the VA file of John David Hurt.
The file contained numerous documents and medical reports from Hurt's entry into the Armed Forces in 1942 to the present. It catalogued the history of Hurt's severe psoriatic arthritis which resulted in 100% disability and amputation of several fingers. It stated also that Hurt was hospitalized in 1955 and 1959 for mental disorders, including alcoholism, schizoid reactions and manic depression.
By the time of the assassination in 1963, Hurt had lost the use of both hands and the amputations were done in 1964.
The file contained no information pertinent to the assassination. It contained copies of Hurt's separation papers which stated that he had served in military intelligence in 1945 as an investigator: "Served in the POTT as an investigator conducting investigations of accidents, sabotage, etc. and supervised activities in which civilian and military personnel or property are involved. Collected and safeguarded evidence."
Nothing in the VA file contradicts anything Hurt told us about his background when we interviewed him on April 11, 1978.
|Recommended Follow-up (if any)|
Contact Aleveeta Treon [ sic. ] and attempt to pin down the source of the allegation that Oswald tried to call Hurt on 11/23/63.
|Signature: ||Surell Brady|