GORDON ARNOLD: Transcript Important Docu Excerpt From: "The Men Who Killed Kennedy"
Photo & 1st hand witness of grassy knoll JFK assassin 1 of 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSQdnAcCbXIGORDON ARNOLD
: On that particularly morning what happened was I came down town and I thought there was gonna be a parade. So, what I did is I parked my car back here at this parking lot and intentionally walked to this particular corner because I wanted to take pictures of the parade off of the railroad bridge.
Well this is about how far I got cause what happened is when I got my leg to about this position (Gordon Arnold shows at the actual spot that day with one leg over a leg high iron fence) A man game around the corner off the bridge, had a suit on and he turned around and told me that I wasn't going to be there. And I quess I was more younger and spunkier at the time cause I told them: "You and who else ain't gonna keep me off the bridge" and he pulled out identificationcard and he said: "I am with the CIA" - and I said "Well that's enough muscle, I Ieave."
So, I turened around and brought my leg back over like this (actually pulls back his leg from the one step over the fence position) and walked down the fence line here about half way and I was looking over the fence to see if good get a good shot of the parade he came back up and told me he says: " I told ya to get out of this area!" and I said "OK" so I walked the complete length of the fence, got around on the other side.
That's when I started to line up my frame so that I could take the picture of the parade. I had been panning shots trough here so that I could get whatever was gonna come down that street, and I saw that it was the President of the United States. And as I was panning down this direction, just as I got about this position (Gordon Arnold shows with his hand the camera panning direction that day), a shot came right passed my left ear. And that meant, it would have come from this direction (Points with his left hand behind his left shoulder direction the parking lot which is right behind the wouden fence from which he's in front on the grassy knoll filming the parade). That's when I fell down and to me it seem a second shot was at least fired over my head, as bunch of report going on in this particular area at that time.
And what happened was that, while I was laying on the ground, it seem like a gentleman came from this particular direction and I thought he was a police officer cause he had the uniform of a police officer. But he didn't wear a hat and he had dirty hands but that didn't realy matter much at that time because, with him crying like he was, and with him shaking when he had the weapon in his hand, I think I'd gave him almost anything except the camera cause that was my mothers. And litteraly what the man did was kick, kick me, and ask me if I was taking a picture. I told him that I was, and when I looked at the weapon it was about that big around (Gordon Arnold shows the size of a hand gun between his hands) I decided let them go ahead and and have the film. I gave it to him and than he went back off in this direction (Gordon Arnold points with his left arm half way behind him). I went off in this direction (Gordon Arnold points left with his left arm).
And three days later I was on Alaska and I didn't come back to the United States for about 18 months"