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Nate Pinkston



We don’t know much about Nate Pinkston, but he was heavily involved in taking statements of T.S.B.D. workers.

Thanks to Steve Roe.

From an interview with Nate Pinkston in 2007.

Pinkston: Well, the manager of the School Book Depository was a fellow named Friendly (he means Truly-B.K.). And I interviewed him at length and I also interviewed quite a few of the employees. The Agents interviewed every employee of the School Book Depository. And we were able to prove where everybody was except Oswald. Every employee was with other employees and their location was definite with reputable witnesses to prove it.

Hollstein: Um-hmm. Yeah, ‘cause you couldn’t be sure that they weren’t part of it; or somebody wasn’t part of it anyway.

Pinkston: But we had substantiated witnesses of every employee of the School Book Depository, except Oswald.

Hollstein: Uh-hmm. Well, it was very thorough.

Pinkston: And also a few days after the investigation, and after Oswald was killed, one of the employees of the School Book Depository called me and told me that he had found Oswald’s clipboard, which contained all of the orders that Oswald was supposed to be filling on the morning that he killed Kennedy.

Hollstein: Oh. What do you know?

Pinkston: It had been thrown on the floor close to where the gun was. Now, all of the employees there used homemade clipboards. And each employee had made his own. And all of these
employees said that they could look at this of Oswald’s and swear that it was Oswald’s clipboard. Now the orders on the clipboard were to be filled on the sixth floor on that day. He was the only one who had orders for the sixth floor.

Hollstein: So he was all alone up there.

Pinkston: Yeah.

Hollstein: Um-hmm.

Pinkston: He was the only one up there and the only one that had any business up there.

Hollstein: Quite a time and we’re still reeling from it. And still plenty of theories and people thinking it over, but it seems to have quieted down now. You don’t hear so much about it.

Pinkston: Well, there’s still a lot of comment about it.

Hollstein: Yeah. Yeah. But most of the, you know, the fringe people have been fairly well, you know, people have decided the fringe people aren’t right.

Pinkston: Yeah.

Hollstein: You know, with all of the conspiracy theories and what have you. So, hopefully it’ll go away.