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“It was 1945, and I was 14 years old. That was when I first decided to be a Special Agent of the FBI.” Donald A. Adams.” Thus begins the story of former FBI Special Agent Don Adams in his book, “From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle.” The story Adams tells is not just his own personal journey as an FBI agent; it’s the story of a journey he has taken over the past 49 years that has connected him to the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, The 35th President of the United States, .
“I was assigned to the FBI’s Resident Agency in Thomasville, Georgia. On Nov. 13, 1963, I received a priority assignment from James McMahon, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta FBI Field Office. He called to tell me to immediately begin an investigation regarding a man named Joseph Adams Milteer of Quitman, Georgia, who made threats to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. He said that the U.S. Secret Service asked for FBI assistance to conduct the investigation.”
That was the first time Adams ever heard the name Joseph Adams Milteer, but it would be a name that has haunted him ever since. Adams did his investigation of Milteer and completed the report asked of him. Less than two weeks later, the President was dead. As history tells us, President Kennedy was allegedly shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1963.
“When the President was killed, the Secret Service in Atlanta once again requested that Special Agent in Charge McMahon have Milteer located immediately and held for interviewing. I was told by McMahon that if and when I found Milteer, there were five specific questions I could ask him and nothing more. Several times, I requested permission to ask more detailed questions but each time, McMahon ordered that I follow his instructions and ask nothing more. I was puzzled, but in those days, the Bureau was so strict under J. Edgar Hoover that an agent never questioned the orders of a superior.” After checks of all of his known locations, Milteer was not found on Nov. 22, 1963. Three checks daily were made by Special Agent Adams, but it was only on the evening of Nov. 27, that Milteer was located, stopped on the highway 59 miles north of Valdosta, Georgia. He was returned to Valdosta and interviewed as ordered. Upon completion of the interview, Adams was instructed to let Milteer go. That was the last interest that Adams had concerning Milteer until 30 years later.
In 1993, friend Larry Dannemiller formally of Akron gave the book, “High Treason,” by Robert Groden and Harrison Livingston to Don. In the book, Adams read about a Nov. 9, 1963, tape-recorded meeting involving none other than Joseph Adams Milteer.
“During a conversation at that meeting, Milteer told William Somersett, an FBI and Miami Police Department informant, that President Kennedy would be killed from an office building with a high-powered rifle. This recording was made two weeks before the President was murdered, and four days before I was contacted for that first investigation of Milteer.”
Since 1993, Adams has compiled evidence and researched many avenues available to him concerning the JFK assassination. He has also relied on his own personal history, not only in Georgia, but also in the Dallas FBI office to which he was transferred in June of 1964.
“J. Gordon Shanklin was the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Dallas, Texas. He oversaw and managed the entire assassination investigation. He is also the person who ordered the destruction of the “Oswald letter,” delivered to the Dallas office days before the assassination of the President.”
The way the FBI handled the assassination investigation is a story that needs to be told and that is what Adams is doing. He has been the subject of a number of media interviews and has given in excess of 55 talks on his investigation into the murder of President Kennedy. He has prepared DVDs on his story of the JFK assassination and his Editor Jody Miller has completed the editing of his book, “From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle,” hoping for publication within the next year.
That book will provide the public with documentation from Adams’ research and the reasoning behind his conclusions that Lee Harvey Oswald did not shoot President John F. Kennedy. It will tell the story of Adams encounters with Joseph Adams Milteer, a man described by an FBI informant as “one of the most violent men in the country.” It will point out the inconsistencies and untruths in the Kennedy assassination investigation known to him and it will, hopefully, be one more reason to finally get truthful answers to this nearly 50-year-old crime.
“I have been working on my book and my videos for years. I have to tell this story, and I have prepared these writings and two DVDs to explain my involvement in the investigation of “From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle” which may raise more questions than answers, but it will tell a story that has yet to be told … a story from the inside and from a man whose dream to become an FBI agent led him on a journey to provide new information in the killing of a President.