ICYM: My friend, David Ferrie

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Pilot in training Rick Bauer (left) with his trainer David Ferrie (photo credit: Rick Bauer)

Back in 2014, Rick Bauer shared his memories of David Ferrie, a man who has been the object of JFK conspiracy speculation for decades.

In Oliver Stone’s “JFK” Ferrie was memorably portrayed by Joe Pesci. In real life, Ferrie was fervently right-wing in his politics and hostile to President Kennedy. He knew Lee Oswald from a young age and he seemed to know of a plot against JFK in 1963, though his exact role in the events leading to the assassination are difficult to determine. He died suddenly in 1967.

Read more: David Ferrie: Up close and personal.

2 thoughts on “ICYM: My friend, David Ferrie”

  1. I believe Ferrie was killed to keep him from testifying at the Shaw trial. The timing of his death is too convenient.

    He was killed, I believe, to keep him from revealing CIA secrets, not because he had a part in the JFK assassination.

    The most interesting thing to me about Ferrie is the number and identity of his associates. Like Oswald, he hung around with a who’s who of murky characters.

    If you could have observed a young U.S. Army counter-intelligence officer in the late 1960s whose assignment was under deep cover to penetrate a far Left cell on, say, the Wisconsin campus, you’d observe the same sort of thing. If you didn’t know who the C.I. officer was, you’d swear he was a dangerous radical.

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