To Live Or Maybe Not: Autobiograhpical Work of Gary Revel

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Gary Revel, Dec 29, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
A Gary Revel Memoir: Details of the birth, youth, education, music, US Navy service, experiences in; San Diego/Hollywood, California, Memphis/Nashville, Tennesee. More: Playing poker with men in a rough and tumble southern juke joint is not the typical activity of a 10 year old boy but it was for Gary Revel. Dancing with waitresses to Rock & Roll, Blues and Country music coming from the jukebox was also part of his usual childs play. Once he accepted the request to associate in the investigation of the MLK assassination he started his journey that would eventually take him into Brushy Mountain Prison in Petros Tennessee to meet the supposed killer of Martin Luther King Jr., James Earl Ray. Danger, intrigue and murder followed as he entered the darkness of the investigation of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination.
 

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Contents

THE POKER PLAYER
6
THE BEGINNING
11
SEX
16
FIGHTING
26
DANCE
31
SALVATION
35
THE WATERTANK
41
UNITED STATES NAVY
60
SHORE PATROL
77
TIJUANA RUMBLE
82
HOLLYWOOD
89
ANDY
100
MARRIAGE
107
BIRTHDAYS
113
SPRAGUE AND LEHNER
119
WILLIE GREEN
123

COVERT OPERATIONS
64
THE BAR AT MISSION BEACH AND THE MEN IN BLACK
70
PINK VOMIT
74
MIAMI BEACH
128
BACK TO HOLLYWOOD
132
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About the author (2007)

Born in Florala, Alabama, my mother and father divorced when I was 5. Music became a friend and I formed a band when I was 15. Right out of high school I joined the United States Navy. After that Hollywood California called, then New York, Memphis, Nashville and back to Hollywood. Along the way I investigated the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. I wrote some of the stuff down and put it in this book. I hope you enjoy reading it. More: Playing poker with men in a rough and tumble southern juke joint is not the typical activity of a 10 year old boy but it was for Gary Revel. Dancing with waitresses to Rock & Roll, Blues and Country music coming from the jukebox was also part of his usual childs play. Once he accepted the request to associate in the investigation of the MLK assassination he started his journey that would eventually take him into Brushy Mountain Prison in Petros Tennessee to meet the supposed killer of Martin Luther King Jr., James Earl Ray. Danger, intrigue and murder followed as he entered the darkness of the investigation of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. Gary graduated Holmes County High School in Bonifay Florida then joined the Navy during the Vietnam War Era. He was honorably discharged 2 years later and left San Diego California for the music business in Hollywood California. Jud Phillips became his a life-long friend and business associate. Music took him to New York City, Memphis then Nashville, Tennessee and Gary joined other greats, (Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Don Gibson, etc) at the Acuff-Rose Music Company (Now Sony/ATV). In 1977 Gary Revel with Nashville Tennessee attorneys Jack Kershaw and Mary Kershaw and later that year in association with the HSCA and Mark Lane began his investigation of the MLK killing. The House Select Committee on Assassinations was formed to find the real killers of President John F. Kennedy and Nobel Peace Prize Winner MLK. The investigation took Gary to some new places and some familiar places including Memphis Tennessee, New Orleans Lousisana, and Miami Florida. During this time the murder of his brother, Ray Fillingame, drew him back to Ocoee Florida where he sought the help of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper to find the killers of his brother. Uncovering the conspiracy and the involvement of Organized Crime and the US Government could have been his most important discovery. Gary is now living in Texas with his wife and many of his children and grandchildren nearby.

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