Interview of John Spalding, James Forrestal’s Navy driver

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An oral history interview of James Forrestal’s Navy driver, John Spalding, by David Martin and his associates. Martin, the leading expert on Forrestal’s death, interviewed Spalding in Littlestown, PA on August 20, 2007. Spading, 87 at the time, died in 2009. If short of time, scroll ahead to just before the 47 minute mark, that’s when he talks about having to ship out immediately upon being informed that Forrestal has “committed suicide.” For more information on Forrestal’s death go to

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