I am especially grateful to Vincent Salandria and Andrew Sciambra. Their help in our search for the facts about President Kennedy’s assassination covered a long period of time and took too many forms to begin to describe them here. Their help continued throughout my writing of this book. I could not have accomplished it without them.
I am grateful to the members of my staff who remained loyal to me in the face of pressures I have not sought to relate here. I am particularly appreciative of the efforts of James Alcock, Alvin Oser, William Alford and Louis Ivon, who continued pressing ahead for the truth even after it had become apparent that we had taken on forces which were really too great for any district attorney’s office to engage. However, what I lacked in wisdom they more than made up for in courage and loyalty.
I am indebted to Ralph Schoenman for his encouragement; and to Willard Robertson, Cecil Shilstone and Joseph Rault and to the citizens who, with them, formed the organization called “Truth and Consequences,” which helped my office finance its efforts.
I am grateful to my friend Mort Sahl, who at great personal sacrifice to himself has been an unceasing voice insisting that the people of America be given the truth.
I am grateful to Russell B. Long, the United States Senator from Louisiana, for his courage in questioning where few others in Washington dared question, as well as for his steadfast backing of our efforts.
I am grateful to John J. McKeithen, Governor of Louisiana, who supported us in every possible way, both privately and publicly.
Above all, I am grateful to the people of New Orleans for the long and patient support they gave us while we sought the truth. Without their backing we never would have made it.