Declaration of Gerry Armstrong (November 1, 1986)

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50k/legal/a1/976.php

Reporter’s Daily Transcript: Scientology v. Armstrong (excerpt) (May 21, 1984)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA; MONDAY, MAY 21, 1984; 1:33 P.M.1

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THE COURT: All right. We are back in session.

Mr. Armstrong, would you retake the stand.

GERALD ARMSTRONG,

having been previously duly sworn, resumed the stand and testified further as follows:

THE COURT: Just state your name again for the record, sir. You are still under oath.

THE WITNESS: Gerald Armstrong.

THE COURT: You may continue, Counsel.

MR. HARRIS: Thank you, Your Honor.

CROSS-EXAMINATION (Resumed)

[…]

Q Mr. Armstrong, at the time that you left the organization did you have in mind that you were not going to be declared a suppressive person? Yes or no.

A Did I have in mind that I was not going to be?

Q That is correct.

A I think I have explained that I —

Q Yes or no, Mr. Armstrong?

A I hoped that I would not be.

Q You hoped that you would not be, but you didn’t know?

A I still don’t know what the organization will do.

Q And your photo incident is what convinced you that this secret definition of enemy was being applied to you; is that correct?

A That was a big piece of it.

Q It wasn’t the declare alone that caused you to believe this; correct?

A I knew that I was under investigation by a B-1 operative by the name of Brad Ballentine [Balentine].

I knew that the organization had, first of all, declared me; that the declare itself was Black Propaganda.

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Once the photos were taken, I made a demand for their return. They refused.

At that point I felt indebted to the people whose photos had been stolen.

I was scared for my life. I was scared for my wife’s life. I knew what the organization was capable of.

I saw that they viewed me as an enemy and that the weight of the intelligence machinery of the organization would be brought against my wife and myself.

Notes

B-1 “Time Track” on Gerry Armstrong (ca. June, 1982)

[CT 6262]
CHRONOLOGY: Gerry Armstrong1
1 May 82 Flynn says he spent 2½ hrs with Armstrong. There was a
50-50 chance Gerry would come down to the CW Hearings.
(he didn’t). He (Flynn) said Gerry was really paranoid
and afraid he would be murdered if he came to CW.
25 May Gerry says he is now working in a law office as a researcher
He’s not enthused over it. Also claimed some LRH photos were
stolen – says he’s mad as they were personal and worth a lot
of money. Assumes they were stolen by the Church.
31 May Flynn says he will have lots of speakers for the ” Open
Forum” – including Nibs & Gerry Armstrong.
1 June Nibs says Gerry Armstrong brought 2 people out of the Church
with him and that there are 10-12 who worked with LRH who
are coming out. Says Gerry has docs that show the Church has
$250 million in cash in banks and $35 million in one bank
alone. Also Gerry is supposed to have original LRH applica-
tion to explorers Club, personal orders from LRH, directions
and codes, and that the 20/20 show will have data from Gerry.
2 June Gerry was served in person with a legal letter at Omar
Garrisons PO Box. He got his license # and description at
this time as well. The phone # Gerry has been giving out is
Omar’s publishers – Ralston-Pilot Publishing Co – answering
service. Omar is pretty much the whole company.
9 June His new address is 1991 Newport Ave, Apt A, Costa Mesa, Ca.
He took his old phone # to this address. Report says he was
shaken by the letter that was delivered to him (the legal one)
He’s not sure what it means – thinks he’s been sued, or about
to be. Expressed remorse that things came out the way they
did – since he has friends in Scn. He expressed bitterness
with the “organization”. Says he doesn’t yet have an attorney
but it looks like he will have to get one.
12 June Eddie Walters mentioned that Gerry Armstrong turned & brought
Eddie everything he had as far as data. He came to Eddie
in Clearwater. There will be a big meeting in LA and data about
LRH will be made known (that he had operations and was on drugs)
supposedly.
also Eddie says Gerry provided him with lots of photos of LRH
and some were supposed to have been only a couple mos old.
15 June 82 Flynn in CW has an original contract with Omar Garrison for the
LRH biography. It appears to be an original. He also has
letters from Bridge concerning the publishing of the Bio-
concerning royalties. They apparently were given to him by
Gerry Armstrong. He also has Gerrys home and work phone
numbers.

[CT 6263]

Gerry Armstrong TT entries
22 July 76 Signs a declaration that he feels Scn has improved all areas of his life
and has not suffered the slightest deterioration in any way,
because of any action by any member of the C of S. Witnessed by Lynn
Froyland.
26 Mar 75 Gerry is assigned Liability for witholding Vital info – apparently
by AG or AGI Flag.
Undated Gerry signs a bond covering confidential matters, in Canada, but
its for the Church of Scn. of Calif. It looks to be incomplete.
That is not fully filled in by others who should have signed it.
15 Aug 75 GWW waives Gerrys psych history, and his CSW for the GO is okay to
go up lines. In his CSW to GWW he wants to join the Info Bureau.
1963 made 3 or 4 visits to a Dr. Slakov (psych) in Vancouver BC. This was
at his parents insistence, as they considered him emotionally un-
stable, difficult to control and he would get very angry. He was
given tranquilizers twice.
1969 Got into Scn at Little Fountain [Mountain] Franchise in Vancouver and was on staff there in 1970.
1970 On staff at Little Fountain [Mountain] Franchise in Vancouver.
Feb 71 Joined the SO and came to Flag in Feb 71.
Nov 74 holds the post of Dir Info in the Port Captains office on Flag.
22 Sep 75 Gerry signs a bond for 10,000 sterling to not divulge the whereabouts
of the Apollo or any nature of his employment with the church.
22 Aug 77 Comm Ev called at the request of Peter Gelfan who is on Mission.
Gerry and 2 others in the RPF are accused of undermining and unmocking
the mission.
30 Nov 77 Gerry is commended by Snr C/S (Looks like David Mayo) for his good
work as RPF bosun, and for making the RPF successful. This same date
there is a report from the Snr C/S that he is not PTS, as it was handled
earlier in the RPF, makes good case gain, all R/S’s are handled
as well as evil purps as he has had full XDN. Has C/S OK to graduate.
6 Apr 75 Despatch to the Dian C/S, to get Gerry into session and fixed up. He is
stated to be very upstat, but is beginning to sag, self invalidate,
going out of comm, is enturbulated and looks black.
Undated letter says that his parents think he has been shanghaied, that the two
letters he did write weren’t really from him. Says they have contacted
Police & Interpol possibly.
18 June 75 Gerry receives a letter from his mother which says she got a letter
(actually an unsigned post card) and 2 phone calls telling her Gerry
had been shanghaied and was in trouble. Says he had written his
mother, and so had Terry, [Terri] but she had never received the letters.
He feels it is someone from his home area who is disaffected
with Scn trying to cause trouble.
11 July 75 Gerry gets the post card that was sent to his parents. Says the
handwriting looks much like George Kellys. His mother said the
people who called were definitely two different people. He has
known George Kelly for years.
1963-68 Gerry Armstrong hung around with George Kelly. He has known him
for 20 years as of 1975.
Sept 74 George sends Gerry some thing to “put in proper hands”. This report says
Roger Bennett got George and Gerry in Scn.

[CT 6264]

Undated 1975 Gerry has 3 brothers – Jim, Andrew, and Tony. He also has a sister
named Rosalie. His father is named Robert Martin [Milton] Armstrong and his
mother is named Phyllis. His father is retired and has lung trouble.
Other Scientologists from his home town area are: Guy and Sheila Norlen,
Joan McCandless, Roger Bennett, Tom Soroka, Art Griffin, Cecil Rudolf.
5 Sept 75 report states Gerry’s mother is antagonistic to Scn and considers it a
quack religion. She had priorly approached the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police who had told her that since Gerry was over 21 there was nothing to
be done. Gerrys phone call home was apparently taped by RCMP.
Nov 75 Gerry has just earlier been on leave to visit and handle his family.
Found they had been getting entheta from the McLean articles. His
mother is antagonistic to both him and to Terry [Terri] at first, but this
does eventually get handled. Also during this visit there is a letter
given to Gerry by his mother, from a former girlfriend who apparently
still carries the torch – though she has been married herself for 3 years.
Gerrys mother is asked to pass the letter on to Gerry in “your usual
discreet manner.”
24 Nov 75 A note states that Gerry has spent the last 5 years desperately trying to
avoid auditing. Also that his mother is listed as a potential witness for
a guy named Rankin in Canada, who is an enemy.
28 Aug 77 Gerry writes that his mother was in the hospital for an operation and for
some reason was kept in the psychiatric ward of Chilliwack Hospital.
He didn’t ask anyone for details on why.
Oct 69 Took HAS course, Little Mountain Van, BC.
Nov 69 Took the HQS course in Vancouver.
April 70 Took HSDC in Vancouver. Never completed.
Feb 71 was on the Boliver in LA. Did the AB Checksheet. Didn’t complete.
Feb 71 Was on Flag. Did checkout mini and SSI.
AUG 71 did the Sailor checksheet on Flag.
April 70 Got Dianetic Triples in Vancouver.
1971 got M1 Wordclearing on Flag.
April 75 did the Drug R/D.
Oct 18, 1946 Born Chilliwack, Gen Hospital, Chilliwack B.C. Canada.
1946-50 Lived in Sardis BC, Canada.
1950-57 Lived at 133 Princess Ave. E. Chilliwack
1957-65 Lived at 115 Princess ave Chilliwack, B.C, Canada.
1965-67 spent long periods in logging camps of Rayonier Timber Co, on Vancouver
Island, and in a camp of Cattermole Timber Co on Harrison Lake in BC.
1968-69 Lived in Vancouver BC, 2270(?) 7th ave, while attending University of
British Columbia.
Oct 69-Jan 70 Lived at a different address in Vancouver with his brother. Didn’t
remember the address.
Jan 70-Sept 70 Lived with his brother Tony at #10, 10th ave.
Grades 1-6 attended Chilliwack elementary school.
Grades 7-9 attended Chilliwack Jr. High School

[CT 6265]

Gerry Armstrong Time Track
11 Mar 1971 Never attested to grade IV triples.
Mar 1972 WAS SHIPS REP.
11 Feb 1973 DOES LIABILITY
JULY-AUG 1973 THERE ARE NUMEROUS NON-COMPLIANCE CHITS AND DEV-T.
Nov 1973 GERRY ETHICS FILES IS FULL OF NON-COMPLIANCE REPORTS
10 Nov 1973 GERRY IS ASSIGNED LIABILITY BY FCO 2643
14 Nov 1973 GERRY IS FOUND GUILTY OF PRETENSE PER FCO 2639-1
20 Nov 1973 WAS APPARENTLY ASSIGNED A CONDITION OF TREASON
BY FCO 2639-1
20 Nov 1973 FCO 2639-1 ASSIGNS GERRY A 50 HOUR AMENDS PROJECT.
25 Nov 1973 IS ASSIGNED DOUBT PER FCO 2573-1
26 Nov 1973 IS ON POST AS SHIP’S REP, THIS IS PER A COMMENDATION
FOR MOVING LRH, MSH INTO A HOTEL.
7 Dec 1973 FCO 2699 GERRY IS LISTED AS COUNTER INTENTION
TO COMMODORES MESSENGERS, OTHER NAMES ARE ALSO ON
THE LIST.
30 Jan 1974 HAD A RANK OF MSM.
30 Jan 1974 ASSIGNED A CONDITION OF LIABILITY. FOR A NON-COMP
REGARDING CLEARING CLEARING OF PASSPORTS.
Feb 1974 GERRY IS ABOARD THE APOLLO.
23 FEB 1974 FLAG PERSONAL ORDER PROMOTES GERRY TO WARRANT OFFICER
25 FEB 1974 GERRY IS PROMOTED D/PORT CAPTAIN I/t

[CT 6266]

31 MARCH 1974 CALLED BEFORE A COURT OF ETHICS REGARDING PR STUDY,
BY FCO 2972
MAR 1974 ACTIVELY HOLDING POST OF SHIPS REP.
18 MAY 1974 GERRY IS ASSIGNED A CONDITION OF DOUBT BY FCO 3024
FOR NOT WEARING HIS HAT.
12 JUNE 1974 GERRY DOES UP A LIABILITY FORMULA.
THIS WAS ASSIGNED BY FCO 2822.
JULY 1974 HOLDING POST OF DIR SHORE RELATIONS.
13 JULY 1974
-15 JULY 1974.
DID CONDITIONS FROM CONFUSION UP THROUGH LIABILITY.
SEPT 1974 WAS HOLDING THE POST OF T/PORT CAPTAIN.
Dec 1974 Meets Tonya [Tonja] Burden on the Apollo.
APR 1975 WAS ON POST AS DIR INFO.
15 Aug 1975 THE GUARDIAN WW APPROVES GERRY’S REQUEST
ON THE PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY REQUIREMENT.
Feb-Apr 1976 GERRY WAS TANYA [Tonja]BURDEN’S DIRECT SENIOR.
1 JULY 1976 TERRI AND GERRY ARE ASSIGNED TO THE RPF BY FCO 4517
THIS IS BY ORDER OF THE COMMODORE, CHARGES ARE:
INSUBORDINATION, NEGLECT OF DUTY, CASE ON POST.
28 July 76 Finishes Basic Auditing Course on the RPF.
28 July 76 GA is RPF Bosun, routing on to metering course.
28 July 1976 GERRY SIGNS A PROMISSORY NOTE TO THE C OF S OF C
FOR $750.00 (NO DATA IF THIS IS A LOAN OR WHAT).
10 AUG 1976 ED 81 AREA ESTATES ED ORDERS THE DEMOTION OF GERRY
FROM RPF BOSUN TO SECTION MEMBER.

[CT 6267]

20 Aug 76 GA finishes metering course.
24 Aug 76 Finishes Ruds Course on RPF.
28 AUG 1976 GERRY ARMSTRONG IS APPOINTED TO RPF SUPPLY & STEWARDS
OFFICER.
NOV 1976 DOES TREASON FORMULA.
9 Nov 76 Finishes RPF IP and Sec Check Course.
17 Nov 76 Finishes TRs Course on RPF.
7 Dec 1976 DOES FIRST DYNAMIC DANGER FORMULA.
Dec 1976-Dec 1977 GERRY SAYS HE RAN THE RPF.
FEB 1977 DOES A LIABILITY FORMULA.
FEB/MAR 1977 GERRY ARMSTRONG IS RPF BOSUN.
Summer of 1977 GERRY IS BOSUN OF THE RPF WHEN TONYA [Tonja] BURDEN IS
PLACED THERE.
22 Aug 1977 COMM-EV CALLED ON 3 PERSON’S GERRY IS AN
INTERESTED PARTY AND HIS POST IS RPF BOSUN. HE
APPARENTLY WAS MESSING UP A MISSION THAT WAS MOVING ALONG.
30 Nov 77 Dispatch from Larry Price RPF Bosun – “Gerry Armstrong has my
unequivocal recommendation for graduation from the RPF. In my book he put
the RPF here and when I stepped in to take over from him there was already
a smooth running operation that was aligned with LRH’s intention for the
RPF. Gerry is one of the most honest individuals I have met and was an
inspiration to me as a senior. I learned a lot from him and would not
have been able to be an effective RPF Bosun without the hatting and
experience I received under him. He is an example the rest of
the RPF can be proud of and is a Sea Org Member in the true sense of
the term. He goes with my full back-up and best postulates.
He’ll be a tremendous asset to whatever unit is lucky enough to have him.”
20 Dec 1977 Per dispatch of the date Gerry Armstrong is approved for SU provided
he is not on CMO or CSG lines. Not on GO lines or senior to messengers.
Not to be trusted in a position of trust or near sensitive comm lines.

[CT 6268]

29 Sept 1978 IS ON A RPF READ IT DRILL IT DO IT COURSE
ROUTING FORM. APPEARS HE IS ON RPF.
29 Sept 1978 GETS ON THE RPF BASIC HAT CHECKSHEET.
1 Oct 1978 FINISHED RPF BASIC HAT CHECKSHEET.
1 Oct 1978 STARTED SOLO COURSE.
11 Nov 1978 FINISHES THE SOLO COURSE BUT ATTEST PART IS NOT
SIGNED OFF NOR IS THE AUDITING PART.
19 Dec 78 Gerry is demoted from RPF MAA To RPF member per Conditions order 384 WHQ.
24 Jan 79 Armstrong goes to see Bill Fosdick and Debbie Carringer where they are
staying at Fosdick’s parents’ home in Pine Grove, Calif.
Fosdick and Carringer have blown the WHQ and SO and Armstrong sees them in
order to get them routed out properly. He gets their agreements to
get sec checked, do OW write ups, audited etc at a nearby hotel as
arranged by George Carringer.
29 Jan 1979 IS HOLDING THE POST OF RPF MAA.
29 Jan 1979 IS REQUESTING A BOARD OF REVIEW (IT IS NOT CLEAR
IF HE HAD REQUESTED IT PRIOR TO THIS DATE.
29 Jan 1979 BOB LITTLER WRITES A SUCCESS ON BEING ON THE
RPF (NOTE: BOB IS NOW DISAFFECTED AND ALSO THAT
GERRY WAS THE RPF MAA AT THAT TIME OF HIS WRITING)
28 Jan 1979 GERRY IS HELPING BOB LITTLER GET ANY INJUSTICES
CLEARED UP AND BOB IS REQUESTING A REVIEW COMM-
EV. IT SEEMS THAT GERRY IS REALLY ACTING BUDDY
BUDDY WITH BOB.
7 Feb 79 SU Conditions Order 288-2 Review Comm Ev recommends his RPF Assignment
be cancelled, he does not qualify as Joker and Degrader per points 1-4
of HCOPL 5 Feb 77 Jokers and Degraders. He is assigned to SHQ to be
assigned by SHQ CMO msnger. Gerry takes the lowest condition he has
ever been assigned and works thru it with full amends.
3 April 79 Gerry writes a report to comm ev Sec re Chris Byrne/Bitty Tompkins
and himself. Says Chris was feeding Bitty entheta while she was on the
RPF, (comments made by others above Bitty) upsetting her. Said Byrne
hated the CMO and threatened to leave his wife if she joined. Also that
he hated the RPF policies and felt it was no better than a South Carolina
jail. (Byrne’s statements)

[CT 6269]

8 Apr 79 Gerry writes a chit that recent vehicles bought are dangerous, inoperational
and out PR. States he was told LRH ordered only $500 be spent on each, but
he feels this is wrong and others are using LRH to front for them.
9 Apr 79 Writes knowledge report on Fred Rock for his comm ev.
9 April 79 Writes a knowledge report defending Fred Rock who is under comm ev.
Fred was Port Captain SU.
9 April 79 Gerry writes a report re Mike Butler. Debbie Carringer has told Gerry
that she has seen only 2 R/Ses that she could attest as being valid.
One was on herself in a solo session, so therefore, per Gerry, this
casts doubt on Mike’s having one, since Debbie has accused at least 2 other
RPFers of having List one R/Ses.
14 Apr 79 Bitty Tompkins is returned to the RPF for false reporting
on a fellow staff member by Laurel Rick [Rock – Sullivan]and GA.
16 Apr 79 Enturb report on GA with HE & R about not getting his purchasing
gas paid for.
17 Apr 79 Knowledge report from GA re transport saying there is a general
feeling of overwhelm with the Transport Unit. Area needs a
strong SO exec.
2 May 79 Gerry writes a chit on RPF staff as someone knew several hundred dollars worth
of LRH’s tools had been left in the rain and some had rusted. This was
known by the RPFers, but they went to study instead of handling.
5 May 79 Gerry writes a chit on Bitty Tompkins complaining of the fact that she has
not turned over her post properly, and that per an audit there is lost
accounting, to the sum of $14,000.
5 May 79 Gerry writes a chit on Chris Byrne for letting Bitty Tompkins leave
the accounts area, and himself leaving the area, with accounts for the project
not having been properly done. Says one disbursement was used to cover
another due to out admin (Chris’ act)
13 May 79 Gerry writes a chit on Randy Young who has lost some receipts and DV’s
(Disbursement vouchers) from the renos project. He has to take a part back
and can’t find the receipt.
20 May 79 Comm ev called on Gerry and others is cancelled.
21 June 79 he left SU with Nanny Francis – went by bus to San Francisco, dropped her
off and continued to Canada.
22 June 79 Commendation on Gerry for his work on the R home pjt.
25 June 79 Nanny Francis called Gerry in Canada and said she wasn’t happy in SFO and
people were trying to get her to not go back.
1 July 79 called Nanny Francis. She said she wasn’t going back to SU.

[CT 6270]

15 July 79 Write up of his connection with blown staff Nanny Francis. Said he kissed
her a few times, encouraged her to handle her 2D problems with husband
Tom Francis. When it appeared she was adamant on divorce he took her
to Tijuana.
12 Aug 79 Gerry is promoted to Ensign (prov) by order signed by LRH. Flag Conditions
order 3677
30 Aug 79 Shelly, R Services Chief writes Gerry has not handled Brenda Black yet.
Every time she is sent to get something she spends a long time finding it.
Maybe someone should be put in charge of LRH’s gear.
6 Sept 79 Signs a security pledge not to reveal anything about the Church’s con-
fidential actions in Calif or any other part of the world.
28 Sept 79 Norm Starkey writes a report that Gerry has been a good worker and always
put duty first, and could be trusted.
29 Sept 79 Gerry writes to Dir I & R and says he doesn’t want to be on any justice
actions for a while as he has too much work & his seniors are away, and
the one he just finished caused him to lose too much sleep – making driving
dangerous.
20 Oct Gerry is the chairman on a comm ev on Becky Pook.
3 Nov 79 Commendation from Jon Horwich for handling some R Renos cycles/
7 Nov 79 Compliance report to LRH to order dated 24 Sept 79 – to work out a solution
so the wet areas outside the house don’t get tracked in on the carpets.
He did the cycle – getting indoor and outdoor carpet mats.
6 Dec 79 Gerry requests a chit from Anne Taskett be withdrawn. Says he gave incomplete
data to his seniors and upsets were caused as a result. (Ann says this)
Jan 80 Gerry Blew from the purif- no comm to the C/S at all.
1980 GERRY ARMSTRONG’S NAME IS ON A LIST OF PEOPLE WHOSE
PARENTS HAVE GIVEN SCIENTOLOGY A HARD TIME.
Feb 18 80 Report (Commendation chit) From Dawn Praeger to Laurel states Gerry did
a lot of research into DIVE BOMBER. Was thanking Laurel for her help at
a SEF event. Chit same date on Gerry (Commendation) states he did a
lot of work researching LRH’s role in the film – Dive Bomber.[More re Dive Bomber]
7 Apr 80 Jerry got off an ow in session that he had an out 2D with Liz Lee.
9 Apr 80 Does lowers on first dynamic (Doubt) on up.
9 Apr 80 Report from Laurel Sullivan – says he did documentation on the purif- very
thorough – is back on the biographical material, that in some cases he does
what he wants to – regardless of orders. He is now auditing on OT I & II –
which is his first case progress in a long time. He didn’t get along
with Shirley but this got sorted out when Laurel threatened to throw them
both out in the hall.

[CT 6271]

10 Apr 80 does lower conditions for first, 2nd and third dynamics for out 2D.
(Lynn Lee.)
14 April 80 report on Shirley Navarro (Lippmann)- says Shirley committed many overt
products, that Laurel had trouble with her too.
17 Apr 80 Does Danger and emergency for letting 1st and 2nd dynamic activities
conflict with 3D.
24 Apr 80 Commendation chit on Laurel Sullivan & Gerry Armstrong. Helped handle a
flap at a wedding.
2 June 80 Shirley writes a chit on Jerry – indicates she would like it if he would STOP
trying to be her personal ethics officer.
9 June 1980 Armstrong at SU
1 July 80 Gerry CSW’s for a court of Ethics on Shirley Lippman. Says he found a lot
of overt products from her. (poor quality xeroxing). However this is
requested cancelled by A/HAS Pers Office as she has been off the lines
there and has done well in another area for the past 10 weeks.
Feels her handling has been done.
12 July 80 Gerry is accused of making derogatory comments about the film Problems
of Life. This clears up as a misdupe of a comm cycle.
9 Sept 80 George Kelly, a psychotic who is currently attacking Scn and threatens
going to the CS Sun and give them a story, is currently in comm with
Jerry Armstrong. They were on the Apollo together as crew members.
16 Sept 80 SC SU reports that per Lynn Walker, she did an out 2D scene with Jerry Armstrong.
23 Sept 80 Report from SC CMO SU that Gerry Armstrong had got drunk with Jeannie,
Lynn and Sue possibly Olga too, was going to each girl kissing them,
and then got into each ones bed in turn, this data from Sue. SC says
she hears he is now doing fine – but he only came off with the thing
with Lizzie(?) which was separate – and he should be confronted with the
rest.
22 Oct 80 Commendation from Gary Press. Press was in training at USGO, possibly on
Audits and finance.
25 Oct 80 Armstrong writes in letter to George Kelly, “But there
are some important points of agreement. DMSMH is the basic book
and misapplication proceeds from MU’S.
“I have had the good fortune myself to have done some of the NWC
(NEW WORLD CORPS) courses and auditing actions. These do bring
about far greater understanding of the basic materials.”
29 Jan 1981 Armstrong goes to Torrance to fix his photocopier and in Torrance
he goes to restaurant to have breakfast where he sees Anne
Rosenblum and two men one of the men, Kevin Flynn as it
turns out, came and sat by Armstrong and harassed him while eating.
7 March 81 Commendation Chit from SO #1 I/C for his assistance. Says he has provided
service to all of us in SO#1.
4 june 81 No Report Chit from Laurel Sullivan – he failed to turn in stats.
10 June 81 Gets an “appreciation chit” from Lisa Britowich – MCCS 2nd. Apparently
he did work with this mission.
14 Aug 81 Jerry arrived from a research project in IOWA. Hadn’t a clue what was
going on. (Re GO Missions) Report says he’s been sort of leaderless –
was under Laurel then she suddenly wasn’t there any more. Per De De
(Voegding?) [Voegeding]. Laurel had said she was about to pull Jerry in for Ethics
handling as he had been nattering about CMO.
17 Aug 81 Interview with HCO CH PDOI states that he was never on GL Legal or CMO
lines directly so no ethics sit there. He noticed Laurel got upset
easily. Had not bad feelings about CMO. Was concerned about what was
going on with Laurel, and the whole GO cycle. He was set up with his
comm lines to Barb, Share & Sue. Says he has always maintained a good
line with HCO & Qual when not off traveling. He is busy organizing
all the data gathered on his trip, and says he was very good indicators
on what he is doing and really enjoys what he is doing.
17 Jan 82 In meeting with Vaughn Young, Armstrong says that the current changes
in the Church in the last six months came about because Ron was off
the lines. Ron is the source of everything in Scn – both of these
things implying LRH was the source of the criminality – per the report.
The only way anyone can help him (Ron) is to leave Scn.
He (Gerry) can destroy/refute (forget exact word) every HCOB/PL
that Ron wrote.
He (Gerry) is (and here I don’t have exact word) a sensitive case or
potential threat because what he knows.
19 Jan 82 Report from Sue Koon who did interview on Armstrong (case interview)
“Not far into OTs he stopped auditing. He went on a leave and never
got back on the level. Around that time I did an interview on
him and he brought up the data that he had encountered (the data
he couldn’t talk about). It was pretty charged and there was nothing
written in the worksheets as to the nature of what he was talking about,
due to security.”
20 Jan 82 Per report from Vaughn Young, Young has seen Omar Garrison. Garrison
mentions that he has seen GA a day or two before and spoke highly
of Armstrong.
21 Jan 82 DGI US finds the Armstrongs living in Omar G’s house while they were in
Utah but since Omar has returned, they have moved to an apartment close
by in Costa Mesa.
27 Jan 82 Report from Vaughn Y. – Vaughn meets with GA. He (GA ) brought up (and had
some suppressed grief on) a report written on him by Norm Starkey. Said
the report was not sent to him but wanted a secret action done on Gerry.
Said that was the final act and that was when he decided to leave.

[CT 6273]

6 Feb 82 Terri G meets with GA. He’s disaffected and nattery. Says
the Omar bio will expose the truth about Omar. Said he was
worried about B1 checking into him, and his brother-in-law
Scott Brown. Said he didn’t want to be the victim of a
B1 op like an assassination. Terri orders him to be declared.
Omar called Vaughn saying he was thinking of hiring GA to
assist him on his project.
18 Feb 82 SP declare on GA for blowing and spreading destructive rumors
about senior Scientologists.
23 Feb 82 Report from AGI GLA – “My conjecture on what happened (with Gerry)
is that he must have run into some SP(s) while doing his research on
the LRH BIO. Apparently he interviewed about 80 people who all knew
LRH, and ran into a lot of old timers, many of whom are off lines for
years. It could be that he ran into a lot of entheta from an SP or two
which served as the straw on the camel’s back. Per the C/S who reviewed
his folder after his blow, he was unflat on OT 3 for about a year, and that
entheta might have triggered something. Per his folder, he made good
case gain.
24 Feb 82 Report from a person in comm with Laurel Sullivan. Says after
working with GA, Laurel has been exposed to data by Gerry on R
which enturbulated her. GA has been in touch with her. Laurel
has made it clear to him that she does not want to have any
entheta on her lines. Also Gerry was complaining of people
in “B1” calling around to his relatives looking for him and he
felt harassed. GA said he could be a dangerous enemy in court
if pushed too far.
26 Feb 82 Report from Finance US on GA financial data. No definite
crimes were found, but some outpoints came up.
Suit bag, sweater, tie, attache case – total 121.55.
Were these legit? Meals seemed overly expensive. There were a
number of cycles in which GA paid people sums of money for
apparent LRH writings. – Mrs. Stevens, Helen O’Brien, Barbara
Snader.
2 Mar 1982 Gerry and Joyce Armstrong may be in Phoenix, Arizona with Joyce’s parents.
8 Mar 82 GA reported as being seen at Omar V. Garrison’s home.
19 Mar 1982 IT IS REPORTED THAT GERRY HAD TAKEN OR ACTUALLY
SHOT HIMSELF SOME PHOTOS WHILE DOING RESEARCH.
22 Mar 82 Spec Pjct PA orders SC Int CMO to pull in Barbara Decell [DeCelle]for an
interview on another subject, then metered interview to pick
up her relationship with GA.
25 Mar 82 GA’s phone number is listed to a “John Compton” at 656 Center,
Costa Mesa. He is excited about a new philosophy that he is
developing. that he’s developing. still nattering about Church
organizational mishandlings and incompetence. Say he’s working
on a book.

[CT 6274]

31 Mar 82 GA has changed from thin to gaunt. All he eats is a half pound
of rice a day. He’s acting type III. GA says he wants
to write a book which will be a thinly veiled science fiction
parody of Scn and LRH. It will be about a writer who starts
a cult. Says if you meditate God will talk to you. The voice
he heard told him he ought to walk across the country and carry
on his back all the food he could eat for the whole trip. Then
he could write a book about his experiences. (He was encouraged).
GA is still in comm with Omar. Per GA Omar is upset with the
Church and wants to get the book back from the Church so that he
can publish it himself – hopefully with a larger and more
reputable publisher. His ARC X with the Church is that he is not
able to put the “truth” about LRH in the book. GA says he’s
in comm with Ron Strauss and others. He’s been saying all pl
doesn’t work, drugs and LSD are OK, est works. Says LRH is
paranoid and ill. Say’s he’s been popping pills and is quite
misemotional. Says LRH is being manipulated by these around him.
Wife Joyce, agrees with GA but is less intense. GA is in comm
with Nibs personally and Barbara DeCelle.
1 Apr 82 Letter from GA to Dick Sullivan. Says he heard a rumor that someone
out his way (SU) embezzled a lot of cash so the rest of the crew
had their hands cut off. Then more 1.1 humor on the type A sits
which developed etc. Says he’s going to start a training pgm
with weights pretty soon. Says he saw Dan Sherman a couple
days ago and he’s writing a book.
11 Apr 82 Dick Sullivan writes back to GA. Its good roads and sort
of nullifying.
14 Apr 82 Rpt from Vaughn clarifying earlier report on GA’s finances.
Vaughn says he saw him balance his books before leaving.
Review of GA’s books showed them to be in order but discrepancies
were found. During a trip through the mid-west he was traveling
by himself for a couple of weeks, but suddenly another person
joins him and there are then receipts for this other person.
Couldn’t find $10-20 worth of book receipts. $10 of receipts
were made out to others who we did not know.
GA put on some receipts that he was “representing OVG – author”
which is a misrepresentation. Vaughn’s theory is that GA and Omar
have homosexual relationship.
15 Apr 82 Dick Sullivan of SU writes to Steve Marlowe sending him copies
of the letters he got from GA. Letters make 1.1 references
to the GO trying to track him down, he’s not impersonating a
messenger, etc. Gives his PO Box and phone number.
18 Apr 82 Steve Marlowe acks Dick Sullivan of SU for passing on the
letters he received from GA, saying they are really a bunch
of shit. Tells him to stay in comm with GA, with comm to
GA going via Steve.
23 Apr 82 GA does notarized statement describing photographs in a photo album
which were taken aboard Apollo on Dec 10, 1974. People include
Terri Gillham, LRH, Pat Broeker etc. (Wedding pictures of
Terri and Gerry Armstrong). The photos described above
belong to LRH under the care of the CMO.
24 Apr 82 GA writes up description of a set of photos of LRH, saying
where they were taken etc.
24 Apr 82 Jim Dincalci does a statement describing a group of photos
of LRH, saying where and when each was shot.
24 Apr 82 SP Declare (revised) on GA is published. Says he took
unauthorized leave, theft, church property stolen, reselling
org property, impersonating a Scn when not authorized, etc.
Says since leaving he has falsely represented himself as on
a “secret mission,” spoken out pro LSD, etc.

[CT 6275]

1 May 82 Flynn says he spent 2½ hrs with Armstrong. There was a
50-50 chance Gerry would come down to the CW Hearings
(he didn’t). He (Flynn) said Gerry was really paranoid
and afraid he would be murdered if he came to CW.
9 May 82 Dispatch from Norman Starkey says GA took some photos while
doing research. He has retrieved them. No violation of the
law here at all. The goods (which we did not specify as stolen
are retrieved.)
16 May 1982 GERRY RETURNED SOME SLIDES THAT BELONGED TO THE
CHURCH, HE GAVE THESE TO ANDRE CLEVELL [Clavel]. GARY [Gerry]
SIGNED A STATEMENT THAT HE HAD CHURCH PROPERTY.
25 May Gerry says he is now working in a law office as a researcher.
He’s not enthused over it. Also claimed some LRH photos were
stolen – says he’s mad as they were personal and worth a lot
of money. Assumes they were stolen by the Church.
31 May Flynn says he will have lots of speakers for the ” Open
Forum” – including Nibs & Gerry Armstrong.
1 June 82 GA gets served with a legal letter
at his PO Box in Costa Mesa.
1 June Nibs says Gerry Armstrong brought 2 people out of the Church
with him and that there are 10-12 who worked with LRH who
are coming out. Says Gerry has docs that show the Church has
$250 million in cash in banks and $35 million in one bank
alone. Also Gerry is supposed to have original LRH applica-
tion to explorers Club, personal orders from LRH, directions
and codes, and that the 20/20 show will have data from Gerry.
2 June Gerry was served in person with a legal letter at Omar
Garrisons PO Box. We got his license # and description at
this time as well. The phone # Gerry has been giving out is
Omar’s publishers – Ralston-Pilot Publishing Co – answering
service. Omar is pretty much the whole company.
9 June His new address is 1991 Newport Ave, Apt A, Cosa Mesa, Ca.
He took his old phone # to this address. Report says he was
shaken by the letter that was delivered to him (the legal one).
He’s not sure what it means – thinks he’s been sued, or about
to be. Expressed remorse that things came out the way they
did – since he has friends in Scn. He expressed bitterness
with the”organization”. Says he doesn’t yet have an attorney
but it looks like he will have to get one.
12 June Eddie Walters mentioned that Gerry Armstrong turned & brought
Eddie everything he had as far as data. He came to Eddie
in Clearwater. There will be a big meeting in LA and data about
LRH will be made known (that he had operations & was on drugs)
supposedly.
also Eddie says Gerry provided him with lots of photos of LRH
and some were supposed to have been only a couple mos old.
15 June 82 Flynn in CW has a contract with Omar Garrison for the
LRH Biography. It appears to be an original. He also has
letters from Bridge concerning the publishing of the Bio-
concerning royalties. They apparently were given to him by
Gerry Armstrong. He also has Gerrys home and work phone
numbers.

Notes

  1. This document in PDF format.

Gerry Armstrong Project (February 17, 1982)

GERRY ARMSTRONG PROJECT1

17 Feb 82

Project information: Gerry Armstrong is a blown SO member who had access to a lot of sensitive information; he is now disaffected, from what we can see. He is hiding out apparently. He knows the GO has been looking into him, so he has been laying low to avoid this. So we don’t know where he is currently and he is expecting us to approach him on a covert line. So this presents the trickiest of problems. It would undoubtedly antagonize him further if any of our investigation efforts became known to him. Yet we still need to know what he is up to.

Project purpose: TO obtain a means of predicting Armstrong’s activity in such a way that there is no possibility of backflash.

Step 1) The first thing we need to do is to locate him. Those few people who know where he is probably are on the look out for GO inquiries. However, he is going to have to get a job soon to earn a living, by law he must notify the DMV when he moves – he might do this, and there are other things like that which can be checked and which may give us his location once he starts operating in the wog world again. These can be checked once we get his birthday and social security number. These should be available from his personnel records and his treasury records. SO the steps would be: a) Telex Flag and SU to locate his personnel file and to get his
ss number from payroll records. b) Use this data to check DMV, the post office, or any other source to locate him in a way that he would not be aware of it.

Step 2) Go through his files and folders to extract the names of people who knew him and who are still well connected up and completely trustworthy. Interview these people to find out who Gerry’s close friends were and to see if he had any relatives in this area (we could then follow up to see if he might be staying with them).

Step 3) Determine which locations would be likely places that Gerry might be staying, assuming that he would be staying with friends or relatives. Check these out, either by physical surveillance or other means, to determine if he’s there.

Step 4) Note that Gerry had tried to get OVG[. OVG: Omar Garrison] to hire him as a researcher after he blew. It could be that he gave a PT2 address to OVG. This should be checked out by going through the proper people who have a line to OVG to see if this can be done or if he has it.

Step 5) Conditional: If GA has not been located at this point by doing the above steps, then review what has been done and work out further actions that could be done to locate him.

Step 6) Once he is located, determine where he is currently working. This may entail following him to see where he works.

Step 7) Once it is established where he works, see what opportunities might exist there for setting up an inquiry line from an apparent “wog” angle. He might not be expecting that at all.

Step 8) Review his files for people who had a good commline with him and who are no longer on staff, and who would be trustworthy.

Step 9) Once the list of candidates has been selected from step 8 above, do a complete check on these people (discreetly) to see what their current status, demeanor, attitude, etc., are as regards their potential willingness to help us on this cycle.

Step 10) Using standard and discreet recruitment tech, interview the trustworthy candidates to see if they can be used as a resource.

-more-

Step 11) Arrange a suitable cover story and other standard procedures, such as a plausible reason for the resource to be contacting GA, etc.

Step 12) Initiate the commline and procede from there, on that line.

Step 13) Have a PT investigation done on Scott Brown in Phoenix, Arizona.3 He was running a squirrel group there and may have some sort of group going that could be entered by a public person. This needs to be checked out either via LV GO, or simply by sending a GLA resource to Phoenix for a day or two.

Step 14) Conditional: If it looks like an entrance point can be arranged through Scott Brown in Phoenix, this will have to be separately targetted out and persued. Perhaps we could get someone connected up to him in Phoenix who then moves to LA and connects up with the Brown family or Gerry here. That might be sufficiently subtle; GA might not suspect someone from Phoenix as he knows we don’t have a GO there.

Step 15) Persue the potential existing line that might be available to us via a trusted GAS who is a writer and who is respected by Gerry. This would require some reach from Gerry, though, as he might be suspicious if this GAS made a big reach for him.

Step 16) If the product has not been achieved at this point, review the steps taken so far and debug or replan as needed.

End.

Notes

  1. This document in PDF format.
  2. PT: Present time
  3. Scott Brown was Gerry’s then brother-in-law.