Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Adrian Vial and Anthony Gerrets, New Orleans office
Adrian "Pete"Vial, Sr. was a Special Agent of the Secret Service in El Paso Tx and subsequently New Orleans, where he went on to become SAIC (at least by '73 he is listed as SAIC of the N.O. Office in a newspaper article). On the night of the assassination of JFK, N.O.S.S. SA Gerretts was contacted by N.O. SAIC John W. Rice (who was away on an assignment in Shreveport then Goldonna,LA). Rice asked him to contact SA Vial and have him accompany him to the N.O.P.D. to obtain the information they had on Lee Harvey Oswald. At 3 a.m. on 11/23/63, Garretts phoned Officer Martello, at the NOPD, who had previously interiewed Oswald after his arrest in August '63 for leafletting "disturbing the peace". Garretts & Vial then met Martello at the NOPD and Martello turned over to them all their records on Oswald.