RFK Files (cont.)

The mystery remains.

Searching through RFK’s Attorney General Files at The JFK Library, the special telegram reads:






508P EST NOV 25 63

The telegram is striking for a number of reasons. First the date, November 25, 1963. Three days after JFK’s assassination, the day after Oswald was killed and the day of JFK’s burial. The tone of the message is interesting, as well. It’s not a condolence, instead it expresses urgency. Did this man know RFK? If not, then why, on the day his brother was buried, would he want RFK to call him immediately?
A little gumshoe detective work discovered Mr. William J. Lee’s obituary from 2014:

“After high school, Mr. Lee served in the Navy during WWII. After his time was served, he began working with Southern Railway, now Norfolk Southern, in 1947. He retired from Norfolk Southern in 1987 after a successful career. In 1956, Bill Lee was elected to serve the citizens of Clayton County in the Georgia House of Representatives, and retired in 1998, after 42 years of service to the people of this community and state.”

The plot thickens.

Southern democrat, Navy-man, member of Georgia’S House of Represtatives, Mr. William J. Lee, sent a special telegram to RFK on November 25, 1963 requesting RFK call him immediately.

We contacted William J. Lee’s son, who responded:

The telegraph you speak of is very interesting and would not surprise me at all that my dad would have sent something like that. I was only 6 months old at the time of the Telegraph. My father was a true southern Democrat and held to a platform that resembled Ronald Regan in the day. We never had any conversations regarding the Kennedy Family but I do know that he would have supported the efforts of the party.

So, for now, the investigation has run cold. Maybe it’s been too long, 54 years (+) after the deed. But we don’t think so.

We have not (yet) cracked the code or uncovered the smoking gun (which, indeed, was on the grassy knoll) but we’ll keep trying.

Rest safe friends and sleep with one eye open.



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