DH/LW Article Charles Taylor

DH says:

“(5) The sixth credible witness to a bullet hole in the windshield of the limousine was Secret Service agent Charles Taylor, Jr., who wrote a report on November 27, 1963 in which he detailed his activities providing security for the limousine immediately after the car’s return to Washington following the assassination. The JFK limousine and the Secret Service follow-up car known as the “Queen Mary” arrived at Andrews AFB aboard a C-130 propeller-driven cargo plane at about 8:00 PM on November 22, 1963. Agent Taylor rode in the Presidential limousine as it was driven from Andrews AFB to the White House garage at 22nd and M Streets, N.W. In his report about what he witnessed inside the White House garage during the vehicle’s inspection, he wrote: “In addition, of particular note was the small hole just left of center in the windshield from which what appeared to be bullet fragments were removed.””

Well, no.  This is an example of the fallacy of false alternatives.  What Charles Taylor describes is, well, a ‘hole’. No added definition.  He did not say ‘a defect’.  He did not say ‘a t+t hole’.  He drove the limo on its way from AAFB back to the WHG in the dark.  The limo had traveled about 1600 miles.  The defect that was present in the Algens 1-7 closeup was undoubtedly a bit more noticeable than it had been at PH.  The cracks were probably a bit wider.  So, in fact, due to the lack of definition, it is just as appropriate to say that Taylor was describing the defect later described by Robert Frazier and Vaughn Ferguson as shown in photograph CE350 rather than his seeing something different.




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