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1963. When the police checked Oswald’s wallet on the afternoon of the assassination, they found both a 1959 Marine Selective Service System Registration card and a Department of Defense Identification Card listing his height as 5-11. In the same wallet was a counterfeit Selective Service System Registration card under the fictitious name of “Alek James Hidell.” Hidell’s height was listed as 5-9.17 It gets stranger. Before he was buried, Oswald’s body was unattended when an FBI team came to spend quite a bit of time checking it over carefully and taking another set of prints, according to the Fort Worth Press. When an FBI agent looked up Oswald’s early medical history, a mastoidectomy and operation scar were noted on his Marine Corps health records, from a procedure he’d undergone at the age of six. But the post-mortem report of November 24, 1963, didn’t list any scar or bone removal. Paul Groody, the funeral director who buried Oswald, recounted a story years later. Secret Service agents, he said, had come to ask him questions about some marks on Oswald’s body and told Groody, “We don’t know who we have in that grave.”18 Richard Helms, who was then in charge of clandestine operations for the CIA, sent a memo to the FBI on February 18, 1964. Helms was interested in a scar that Oswald was supposed to have had on his left wrist, after he allegedly attempted suicide in Moscow in 1959. Helms requested any FBI information, “including the undertakers, copies of any reports, such as autopsy or other, which may contain information pertinent to this point.... The best evidence of a scar or scars on the left wrist would of course be direct examination by a competent authority and we recommend that this be done and that a photograph of the inner and outer surfaces of the left wrist be made if there has been no other evidence acceptable to the [Warren] Commission that he did in fact attempt suicide by cutting his wrist.” A week later, two Dallas FBI agents contacted C.J. Price, the administrator at the Parkland Memorial Hospital where Oswald’s autopsy took place. Price said “he failed to observe any scar on Oswald’s wrist.” Nor did anyone else, as far as he knew. According to a memo by Warren Commission investigator Slawson (March 13, 1964): “The CIA is interested in the scar on Oswald’s left wrist.... The FBI is reluctant to exhume Oswald’s body as requested by the CIA.”19 The new book, JFK and the Unspeakable, contains a fresh interview that brings even more credence to the “double Oswald” scenario. Author Jim Douglass tracked down a fellow named Warren (Butch) Burroughs, who was

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