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Introduction from FRONTLINE's editors:

We are publishing this document, prepared by Timothy McVeigh's original defense team prior to his trial, because it is a detailed full account of McVeigh's movements and actions in the months, weeks, and crucial days and hours leading up to the bombing. (Read the background on this document for more details.)



Links to key sections of this Chronology:
Notes on chronology and key list of names
Early job; blacks; "the survivalist crowd"
Attitudes on government, politicians
Ruby Ridge; Waco; the decision to 'wake up people'
Purchase and storage of fertilizer and other supplies
Checking out Murrah Bldg.; buying nitromethane and plastic barrels
December 1994 visit to Murrah Bldg.
Activities the week before the bombing
Activities the day before the bombing
April 19, 1995, the bombing


JONES, WYATT & ROBERTS
CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEDGED MEMORANDUM
ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT and
ATTORNEY/CLIENT COMMUNICATION
TO: STEPHEN JONES
FROM: AMBER MCLAUGHLIN & BOB WYATT
SUBJECT: FACTUAL CHRONOLOGY
DATE: JANUARY 22, 1996

04.23.68

Timothy James McVeigh was born.

10.72-01.78

McVeigh family lived on Hinman Road, Lockport, NY. Todd Carter was Tim's best friend. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

75-80

Terry Nichols, resided at 3616 North Van Dyke in Decker, Michigan. He lived there again from 1991 to 1993. (Nichols FBI 302 dated April 21-22, 1995)

01.78-05.85

McVeigh family lived on Meyer Road, Lockport, NY. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

83

The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord group tried in 1988 in Arkansas apparently had plans to bomb the Oklahoma City federal building. (Sims' 7-26 memo).

83

Aryan Nation's World Congress involved discussions about targets, including Oklahoma City for bombing. (Sims' 7-26 memo).

04.23.83-04.23.84

Tim first became aware of the NRA through a hunter safety course which he took.

04.23.84-04.23.85

Tim became a member of the NRA to qualify for a hunting license.

06.84

Bill McVeigh and Mickey Frazer separated permanently. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

85-86

Tim worked at Burger King. (Wyatt chronology dated 8.4.95 and updated 11.20.95)

04.16-25.85

Stand off between federal agents and The Covenant, Sword and The Arm of the Lord ("CSA") in Marion county, Arkansas. (Sims notes on Anderson Memo dated 5-10-95)

05.85-11.03.95

Bill McVeigh lived on Campbell Road. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

05.85

Mickey bought a double-wide trailer at the Village Trailer Park and remained there for a year and a half. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

09.85-05.86

Tim's senior year in high school (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

04.23.86

Tim turned 18 years old and became a registered Republican.

06.86

Tim graduated from high school.

06.86-05.88

Tim began working at Burns Armored Car Company, Buffalo, NY and worked there for about eight months. It was at this job that his views of the world expanded. It was the first time he had ever been exposed to a heavy black population, inner city strife and problems. It was during this job that he began to see why this race was given derogatory names. He recalled special deliveries at the beginning and end of each month to check cashing establishments. When he would drive up, he would see a 3-block line of black welfare recipients waiting for their welfare checks. Tim would have to push his way through the line with his gun drawn to deliver the money. During the rest of the months he would drive by their houses and he would see them always sitting on their porch waiting for their check, hence the name of porch monkey.

It was during this period that Tim was into "the survivalist crowd" [1] and received his first copy of the Turner Diaries, Anarchist's Cookbook and Poor Man's James Bond.

Fall 1987

Tim attended Bryan & Stratton Business College. (Wyatt chronology updated 11.20.95)

05.88 [handwritten] 5/24/88

Tim entered the military at age 20. He joined the military because he was disillusioned with the "I am better than you because I have more money" syndrome and because he was enticed by their advertisement "We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day."

88

Nichols and McVeigh were in Army basic training in Georgia and later served in 11 Bravo Infantry at Fort Riley (Nichols FBI 302 dated April 21-22, 1995).

[handwritten] 10.88

[handwritten] Lana filed for divorce from Terry.

88-91

McVeigh knew of Fortier doing a lot of drugs in the military. Fortier used drugs with Sergeant [V.], [J.L.] and [M.B.] (Reyna 7-31-95 memo). On 12.31.95 Tim said he knew of Fortier doing some drugs in the military.

05.88-1989 or 1990

Tim got his nose broken in a fight at Fast Eddies in Manhattan, KS.

03.31.89

A plat was filed in Geary County, Kansas, for Elliot's Ridge Addition to Junction City. (Wyatt chronology updated 11.20.95)

04.89-05.89

Tim and his squad were sent to Germany for two weeks for a military "change-up program". Tim was awarded the German's equivalent to the expert infantryman's badge.

05.89 [handwritten correction] 05.15.89

Nichols received an honorable ([handwritten] hardship) discharge from the Army. (Nichols FBI 302 dated April 21-22, 1995).

07.89

Mickey moved to Tallahassee, Florida, for several weeks and then to Pensacola. (Burr 9.8.95 memo). [handwritten] Terry Nichols divorce final.

11.89

Tim went home with Mike Fortier for Thanksgiving and met his mother, Irene. (Nigh's 6-28 memo).

07.31.90

U.S. tax lien filed against Eldon Elliott (see Eldon Elliott tax lien info report from Marty Reed & Wilma Sparks).

08.01.90 [2]

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

09.90

Mickey married Harley Frazer. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

09.16.90

U.S. tax lien against Eldon Elliott released (see Eldon Elliott tax lien info report from Marty Reed & Wilma Sparks).

[handwritten] 1990

[handwritten] Nichols travelled to Philippines

approx 10.90

Tim received orders to attend Special Forces classes to begin November 11, 1990.

10.06.90

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

11.05.90

Tim received orders that his military unit was going to Saudi Arabia.

[handwritten] 11-29-90

[handwritten] Nichols and Marife Torres married in Cebu, Philippines

12.17.90

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

12.27.90

Tim received military security clearance. (Nigh's 6-28 memo).

91-93

Nichols lived at the Van Dyke address in Decker, Michigan. (Nichols FBI 302 dated April 21-22, 1995).

01.06.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

91-92

Tom Manning at the Firestone in Junction City had Tim McVeigh as a customer. (See Manning interview).

02.06.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

02.14.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

02.18.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

02.23.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

03.91

Tim returned from the Persian Gulf. (McLaughlin's memo dated 9-19-95.)

While in the Persian Gulf, Tim received orders to go to Fort Bragg for Special Forces training. He left the Gulf, arrived at Fort Bragg and began training with a friend by the name of Specialist Mitchell Whitmire. After 4 or 5 days, he and Specialist Whitmire resigned. Tim took a 30 day leave and visited his sister in Florida and spent time in New York. After the 30 days, he returned to his unit at Fort Riley and continued military life until December 1991.

03.18.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

03.19.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

03.26.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

03.28.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

04.91-12.91

Tim moved off base and lived in a house on Eighth Street in Herington, Kansas with Kelso and Sgt. Richard Cerney. Tim had different lifestyles from them so he moved to a house on Washington Street, Herington, Kansas. Tim rented this house and then Roy [3] Witcher moved in with him. Roy still owes Tim $2 from this deal.

06.18.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

06.21.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

06.24.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

07.10.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

08.16.91

McVeigh purchased a Glock 45 [4] handgun in Ogden, KS. (Anderson chronology dated 12-15-95 [5]).

09.16.91

A U.S. tax lien against Eldon Elliott was filed (see Eldon Elliott tax lien info report from Marty Reed & Wilma Sparks).

09.23.91

A U.S. tax lien was filed against Eldon Elliott (see Eldon Elliot tax lien info report from Marty Reed & Wilma Sparks).

10.28.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

11.??.91

Tim joined the National Guard near Buffalo, NY. (BW memo dated 6-8-95 and updated 7-6-95

11.15.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95).

12.91

Tim left his army unit in Fort Riley, Kansas and moved to New York.

12.91-09.93 [6]

[handwritten] Input from pg 1.

Tim lived in the Lockport area and worked for Burns Security. He was assigned to work at Cal Span Industries in Buffalo, NY. It was during this job assignment that Tim met Carl Lebron and Carl recorded him. Stress was getting to him during this period because of his "heightened sense of awareness of what the news was really saying". Also, Tim was living with his father, sleeping on the couch. When Tim watched the news he became embroiled. First he would be mad at the politicians because they tried to blend politics and the military. Then he would get mad at the government for strong-arming other countries and telling them what to do. Next, it was the increasing anti-gun sentiment in America and the liberal mindset that all things in the world could be solved by discussion. He said the military taught him aggression. He realized that most of the times issues could be solved with discussion or negotiation, however, there were times when negotiations failed. As examples, he cited physical fights he had in the army, repeated attempts to complete the Declaration of Independence, and confrontations with subordinates at work. He felt during this period that politicians did not want to face the tough questions or give the tough answers, nor did they want to make any tough decisions. They tried to smooth it all over. (and Wyatt memo dated 6-8-95 and updated 7-6-95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

12.10.91

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge that he was coming home for Christmas for good. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

[handwritten] 1992 ck

[handwritten] 2. Nichols renounced his right to vote in.

01.01.92

When Tim was discharged from the service his psychological state was one of stress and extreme disillusionment with the federal government. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95 and updated 6.20.95)

02.28.92

A U.S. tax lien was filed against Eldon Elliott (see Eldon Elliott tax lien info report from Marty Reed & Wilma Sparks).

02.11.92

McVeigh wrote editorial to the Lockport News. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

02.16.92

McVeigh wrote a letter to John LaFalce, Congressman from New York, re: Law prohibiting the carrying of "noxious substances". (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95, citing [Discovery #110]).

2.18.92

McVeigh sent copy of "Turner Diaries" to SSG Albert Warnement. Letter included an article concerning a black militant politician. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95, citing [Discovery #153]).

03.??.92

Tim received a $1,000 bonus from the government for reenlistment in the military. (BW memo dated 6-8-95 and updated 7-6-95.)

03.??.92

Tim learned that the government wanted back with interest the signing bonus they gave him. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

04.??.92 [7]

The defining event in Tim's life which impelled him to act against the government was the Randy Weaver incident in Idaho. He read about the incident in the newspaper in New York where he was living and followed the story. He remembered the day Weaver's wife was killed. He also read about the Weaver story in a National Rifle Association article in an issue of American Hunter Magazine. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95 and updated 6.20.95) [8]

04.27.92

A U.S. tax lien was filed against Eldon Elliott (see Eldon Elliott tax lien info report from Marty Reed & Wilma Sparks).

06.09.92

A release for the [1991-92] tax liens against Eldon Elliott was filed (see Eldon Elliott tax lien info report from Marty Reed & Wilma Sparks).

Summer 1992

McVeigh made his first extended visit to Decker, Michigan. (Washington Post 7.2.95)

08.??.92

Tim began to gamble on football games. Prior to this he had a good credit rating. Because of his gambling, he maxed out his credit cards. (BW memo dated 6-8-95 and updated 7-6-95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95.) On December 31, 1995 Tim said he lost money because Buffalo kept losing the Super Bowl.

08.21.92-08.31.92

A 50-member FBI hostage rescue team traveled to the Ruby Ridge mountains in Idaho to arrest Randy Weaver. A deputy marshal and Randy's 14 year old son were killed the first day. The next afternoon, one bullet wounded Randy in the shoulder and another bullet killed Vicki Weaver and seriously wounded a family friend, Kevin Hams. After a 10-day seige, Weaver surrendered. (The American's Bulletin, January 1995)

10.??.92

Tim moved out of his father's house and into an apartment on Robinson Road in Lockport NY. This is where he had the three week affair with the married woman. He also obtained a Klu Klux Klan membership card in Harrison, AK during this period. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

09.93 [9]

Tim moved into his own apartment in New York. This was about the time that the Randy Weaver incident hit the papers. It was during this time that Tim "dabbled in" sending letters to the paper. The account in the papers of the Weaver incident did not add up to Tim so he began listening to the shortwave radio.

11.92

Tim drove from New York to Michigan where he first met James Nichols. That is when Tim received his first copy of the Spotlight magazine. (Coyne 9.12-16.95 memo)

End of 1992

Tim paid off all his debts, except a $10,000 debt to the credit card companies. (BW memo dated 6-8-95 and updated 7-6-95.)

01.26.93

Tim quit work at Burns Security in Buffalo, NY (and Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95, which added: He sold everything he owned except what would fit in his car and hit the road.)

01.93-04.95

The government had Bill McVeigh give a chronology of Tim's life during that time. (Burr 9.8.95 memo)

01.??.93

Roger Moore claims he met McVeigh. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

02.93

Mickey and Harley Frazer separated (but they got back together later) (Burr 9.8.95 memo)

[handwritten] 2-28-93

[handwritten] World Trade Center Incident

02.93-03.93

Tim "hit the road" with a collection of guns and military items that he could sell at gun shows. He was depressed, and frustrated in not having found a love in his life. He arrived at his sister's house in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and worked for about a month for his brother-in-law as an electrician. Tim attended his first gun show in Florida and met Roger Moore. He later shared a table with Moore at another gun show two weeks later. Tim did not fit into the Miami crowd. Too much traffic and too many offensive people.

It was at this time that Tim first heard about the raid in Waco. He had no prior knowledge of what had been happening in Waco. He saw the guys climbing on the roof and falling down, and said to his sister, "Well, they must be doing something right, they are killing Feds." He had no idea what else the story was about. Tim watched the news more closely the next couple of days. Also during this period was the World Trade Center bombing. and (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

02.02.93

Tim sent article to Jenny, re: Retired Army Sergeant's disappearance in Somalia. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

02.26.93

World Trade Center Bombing. (The New Republic, June 12, 1995)

03.05-15.93 [10]

Tim decided to hit the road again and he headed to Waco. His anger was further heightened when the ATF and US Marshals blocked the road about 5 miles from Mt. Carmel and would not let Tim pass on the "public road". He left the area the next day and headed to Kingman, Arizona to see Mike Fortier to pick up stuff to sell at gun shows. While in Kingman he established a mailbox at Mailbox, Etc. After one day, he left Arizona and went to Arkansas to see Bob Miller. He wanted to build ammo with Bob Miller, whom he had met in Florida.

The second day he was at Miller's house he sent in his subscription to Spotlight. By the time Tim left five days later, Miller had received a magazine. Tim decided to leave because Miller was preaching about freedom, but Tim thought he was a dictator and a "prick". (and Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

Spring 1993

McVeigh traveled from AZ to Michigan. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

Mid 1993

Tim visited Terry Nichols at James's house. It was during this visit that Tim first came in contact with the Spotlight newspaper. This was the first time Tim visited Terry since getting out of the service. (But see date of 11.92) On December 31, 1995 Tim said he was unsure of the first time he visited James's house, but did not think this was the first time.

[handwritten] 11-92 first time?

03.20.93-04.19.93

Tim went back to Michigan to the Nichols' farm. Terry, James and Tim discussed the Waco seige and their anger increased daily at the use of psychological warfare with women and children, keeping lights on and blasting sounds all night, and cutting off communication for them. Tim and Terry decided to go to Waco to rally. Tim was changing the oil in his car when they told him that the building was burning and no one was doing anything about it. Tim watched the Davidian flag burn free and watched the ATF raise their flag over the burned ruins. He questioned the ATF's feeling of victory over burning women and children in their home. It was at this time that Tim decided to do whatever he could to wake up people and help them fight this battle. (and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

03.29-30.93

McVeigh stayed at the Sunset Motel, Junction City, KS. Car listed on the registration was NY 7NH-607. Number listed in party was one. (Anderson's chronology dated 12.15.95)

04.93-07.93

Tim worked at State Security, Kingman, AZ. (Nigh's 6-28 memo). (but see date of 94). After leaving State Security in the summer of 1993, Tim moved to Michigan and then moved back to Arizona by early 1994. (and Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

04.02.93

McVeigh wrote letter to Glock Manufacturing. Letter stated that he carried his gun as a "law enforcement officer". (Anderson's chronology dated 12.15.95)

04.19.93

ATF stormed Branch Davidians, killing 80 people in Waco, Texas.

05.93

Tim met Les and Ila Hart, Lori Fortier's parents. (Nigh's 6-28 memo)

May 1993

McVeigh traveled from Michigan to Arkansas to visit Bob Miller. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

05.93-04.12.95

Tim knew and had contact with James Rosencranz in Kingman, Arizona. (Nigh's 6-28 memo)

Mid 1993

Tim used methamphetamine. (Nigh's 7-24 memo)

05.21.93

Tim wrote his father and gave him the cut-out test and instructed Bill to not give out his address. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing [Discovery #144]).

Summer 1993

Tim lived in a trailer in Canyon West mobile home park, Kingman, AZ for four months. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

Summer 1993

Tim worked at a security job in Kingman for minimum wage. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

07.??.93

Tim resigned from security guard position at State Security in Kingman, Arizona. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

07.93

Tim first used drugs in Mike Fortier's home in Kingman. (Wyatt's chronology updated 11.20.95)

07.30.93

Tim wrote letter to Steve Hodge. (Sims memo dated 12.18.95)

Spring - Fall 1993 [11]

Charles LeBron made a tape of a conversation with Tim McVeigh, probably done with a wire. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing [Discovery #172]).

09.??.93

Tim attended Soldier of Fortune convention in Las Vegas at Sands Motel and shared a table with Bob Miller and his sister, Carol. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing source as Tim McVeigh)

09.16.93

Tim wrote a letter from Nevada addressed to Steve Hodge. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing [Discovery #42]).

09.23.93

McVeigh purchased a Tec9 in Ogden, KS according to FBI reports. Tim sold the Tec9 to Roger Pringle, an organic farmer and friend of James Nichols in Michigan. Tim also sold a silencer which was photographed with Jenny McVeigh. The silencer was broken but Tim told Pringle how to repair it. Tim once told Pringle that you could make a bomb out of nitro and fertilizer. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing source as Tim McVeigh).

93

Pat Livingston at Pat's Pawn & Gun sold McVeigh a 9 mm and received a hot check from McVeigh, which may never have been collected (see Pat Livingston interview)

Fall 1993

Tim went to Michigan after moving out of mobile home. (Washington Post 7.2.95)

Late 1993

Tim wrote a letter to Henry Hudson, the U.S. Marshall Director. We may need to follow-up on that. (Sims' 8-31 memo).

Late 1993-early 1994

Tim realized that people would not really use the equipment he was selling. He learned in the military that you cannot win the game if you are always on the defensive because that means the other team always has the ball and is on the offensive.

10.08.93

Tim believes he was at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, gun show. See the checks dated October 8, 1993, to Scroggins and to R & R Enterprises which were used to purchase ammunition. (Nigh's 9-10 memo).

10.11-12.93

Terry Nichols stayed in the Motel 6 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

10.12.93

Tim was issued a traffic citation in Crawford, Arkansas [12] for passing on a double yellow line. This was done on a trip in which Tim and Terry were scouting out potential real estate purchases for Terry. (Traffic incident reported by Daily Oklahoman 6.20.95 and Dallas Morning News 5.23.95, story by Tim McVeigh, according to Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95. According to Lawrence Myers, on January 16, 1995, this Trooper does not remember anything about this stop, nor what Tim looked like. This stop was made 2 miles north of Cedarville, ARK on Hwy 9, which is 5 miles from the Oklahoma state line.)

10.93-10.93

Tim and Terry decided to go on the gun show circuit. Their first stop was Arkansas to look for a house. Tim got a traffic ticket for passing on a prohibited road which he never paid.

McVeigh was subsequently cited for failure to appear. (Garrett?? 5.23.95 [13])

Late 1993-Early 1994

Tim and Terry leave Arkansas and move back up to Michigan.

11.15.93

McVeigh wrote a letter to Jenny. Postmark on letter was Saginaw, Michigan. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

11.22.93

Jason Nichols' death. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95).

11.30.93

The Brady Bill signed into law. (Guns, Crime and Freedom, p.49)

12.??.93

According to FBI affidavit, a person by the name of Tim Tuttle visited the hobby shop in Marlette, MI to buy model airplane fuel, which is nitromethane. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95).

01.??.94

Terry and Marife leave the ranch after Jason dies. They go to Utah but cannot find a place to live, so they move to Las Vegas for five or six months.

02.08.94 [14]

Tim stayed in Michigan two or three months after Terry and Marife moved. He was unable to find a job, so he moved to Kingman, Arizona and began to work at State Security (?) [15]

02.04-05.94

Tim McVeigh rented a room at the Motel 6 in Flagstaff, AZ. Car listed on registration was MI GXY-034 (FBI motel registrations).

02.08.94

McVeigh wrote a letter to James Nichols and made reference to arriving in Arizona. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing [Discovery #149]).

02.10-11.94

Joe Rivers rented a room at the Motel Memory in Sedalia, MO. Car listed on registration was MI VW-1640, the same tag that was used at Oak Park Motel on 2/25/95. It was noted that a GMC pickup was the make of the vehicle. Registration stated the business was a gun show. (FBI motel records and Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95).

02.??.94

Tim moved into a house in Golden Valley, Arizona which is about 20 miles from Kingman. He lived there for six months. While in Golden Valley he worked for Cotter and Company for one week which is a warehouse in Kingman that distributed products to TruValue stores. [16] (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

03.01.94

McVeigh wrote a letter to his grandfather, postmark was Las Vegas, Nevada. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing [discovery #37]).

03.02-17.94

Terry Nichols rented room at the Sunset Motel in Junction City, KS. Car listed on registration was MI WW1460. (FBI motel registrations).

03.94

Andy the German claimed he met Tim at a gun show in Tulsa, Oklahoma during this month. He said Tim sold him fatigues. Karen Anderson also recalled seeing Tim at this gun show. She remembered that he was accompanied by a tall man. (Lawrence Myers phone conversation dated 01.16.96)

03.16.94

Terry Nichols denounced his U.S. citizenship and filed records in the Marion County Courthouse and with other state and federal officials. (See Marty Reed report on Marion County records).

03.23.94

McVeigh wrote letter to Jenny. Postmark was from Las Vegas, Nevada. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing Discovery #131)

Early 1994

Tim used methamphetamine for the second time. (Nigh's 7-24 memo).

Early 1994

Tim snorted crystal meth with Fortier.

04.94

Tim smoked pot with Fortier.

04.94 [17]

Tim was advised by his father that his grandfather was quite ill. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

04.??.94-06.??.94

Tim worked at the TruValue store in Kingman, Arizona. On December 31, 1995 Tim said this date was wrong.

04.??.94

Tim went to stay at Bob Miller's house in Arkansas. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95).

04.??.94 [18]

Tim ended his employment with TruValue Hardware Store. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

04.94-6.94

Tim worked for Paul Schuffler at Tru Value Hardware Store, Kingman, Arizona. (Nigh's 6-28 memo)

06.93 [19]

Bill McVeigh learned from Tim that Mike Fortier got him a job at the Tru-Value Hardware in Kingman, Arizona. [20] (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

04.15.94

Tim wrote his father with tips regarding income taxes. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing discovery #146)

05.94 [21]

Tim exploded a pipe bomb made from black powder just outside of Kingman, Arizona, with Mike and Lori Fortier present. (Domgard/polygrapher 8-31 memo) (See 07-00-94 - 08-00-94)

06.94

Tim returned to New York to visit his grandfather who was quite ill. Tim stayed at his grandfather's house during that time. [22] (Burr 9.8.95 memo)

06.??.94-07.04.94

Tim quit work at the True Value store in Kingman, AZ in June, but continued to live in the same house for an additional month before moving to Marion, KS to Terry's house.

Summer 1994

Tim again used crystal meth. (Wyatt's chronology updated 11-20-95)

Summer 1994

Tim and Mike Fortier took a handgun self-defense class from Mac McCarty (Washington Post 6.11.95)

Summer 1994

Terry lived in Marion, KS and worked as a farm hand for Tim Donahue Farms. This was when the assault weapons' ban was close to passing. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

Early July 1994

McVeigh and Fortier broke into the Kingman, Arizona, National Guard Armory where they stole a Pioneer rack (axe, shovel, pick-axe, pans and other items). (Reyna 7-31-95 memo)

Early July 1994

Tim was the best man for Mike and Lori Fortier's wedding. (Burr 9.8.95 memo)

07.??.94-08.??.94

Tim experimented with explosives (a pipe bomb) with Mike and Lori Fortier in the desert near Kingman. (Sims' 8-3 memo)

05.94 [23]

Tim exploded a pipe bomb made from black powder just outside of Kingman, Arizona, with Mike and Lori Fortier present. (Domgard/polygrapher 8-31 memo)

04.94 [24]

Tim was advised by his father that his grandfather was quite ill. (Burr 9.8.95 memo).

06.94

Tim returned to New York to visit his grandfather who was quite ill. Tim stayed at his grandfather's house during that time. [25] (Burr 9.8.95 memo)

07.04.94

Tim flew to New York from Golden Valley, Arizona, to visit his grandfather then returned to Arizona, packed and moved to Terry's house in Marion, Kansas. [26]

07.12.94

Tim wrote his grandfather. The letter was postmarked Las Vegas, NV. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing discovery #38)

07.14.94

Tim wrote Steve Hodge a 30-page letter. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing Discovery #39)

08.94-09.94 [27]

Fortier, Rosencranz and Jason Hart broke into the Kingman, Arizona airport and stole several oxygen bottles, medical kits, rafts and other things. (Reyna 7-31-95 memo).

08.??.94 [28]

Tim sold to Mike Fortier pipe bombs, black powder, blasting caps, and 250 [29] kilogram bags of ammonium nitrate. Fortier paid $180. Lori Fortier was "pissed off." (Nigh's 7-24 memo).

08.??.94

Tim first asked Terry about explosives in general. (Tim Domgard/polygrapher memo 8-31).

08.??.94

Tim cased a bank at Buffalo, Oklahoma, for two days but did not rob it. (Coyne's 10-28 memo).

08.??.94

Tim made numerous calls thru the Spotlight magazine, using a 1-800 debit card under the name Darrell Bridges. This is the same card that is used to make calls to Terry Nichols from the Dreamland Motel in Junction City, Kansas. (Anderson Chronology dated 12.15.95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95 and updated 6.20.95)

08.??.94

Tim obtained nine Kinesticks from Miller/Moore. (Coyne's 10-28 memo, but in Sims' memo dated 8-3-95 Tim said this occurred in September of 1994. In December 31, 1995 Tim wrote on a draft factual chronology that this occurred in either August or September, he was "unsure".)

08.??.94

Tim ignited one of the nine (9) Kinesticks with Terry Nichols outside of Nichols' home. (Domgard/polygrapher 8-31 memo).

08.??.94-09.??.94

Tim and Terry began remedial and weapons training to get ready to execute a plan. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

08.??.94

"We" decided to turn the tide and go on the offensive. Tim said they began to formulate a plan. On December 31, ([handwritten] ?) 1995 Tim said the "assault weapons ban was the last straw."

08.??.94 [30]

Terry was working in Marion, Kansas for Tim Donohue.

Late August 1994

Tim and Terry planned to rob Bob Miller. They began training. They also began buying fertilizer. No decision on a location yet.

08.??.94-late Sept. 1994

Tim and Terry started buying fertilizer. Terry bought two bags from Burns, KS. Tim bought eight bags in a town east of Manhattan on HWY 163. McVeigh bought ten bags in McPherson. Terry bought 40 bags in McPherson. Tim also bought some in a town 20 miles south of McPherson west of I-35 at their co-op. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95)

09.??.94

Marife and Nicole Nichols traveled to the Philippines. (Nichols FBI 302 dated April 21-22, 1995).

09.94

Tim met Bob Miller at the Soldier of Fortune convention. He had been there for one day when he and Bob got into a fight, and Tim left. Tim also met Eva Vail and she gave him a copy of the videotape Day 51.

[handwritten] Call to Carol Moore on 5-23-93

09.94

Tim went to Heartland Park race track in Topeka, Kansas to buy nitromethane or anhydrous hydrosene, preferably anhydrous hydrosene.

09.05.94

Tim visited Miller. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95)

09.05.94

McVeigh went to Gulf Port, Mississippi to visit a U.N. base that purportedly repainted Soviet vehicles and sold them to the U.N. (Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 citing source as Tim McVeigh)

09.??.94

Tim visited Gulf Port, Mississippi, to check out a story from Roger Moore, a/k/a Bob Miller, and Spotlight magazine that a private company was buying vehicles from the Soviet Union and repainting them to sell to the UN. (Sims' 8-3 memo).

[handwritten] Call from Pensacola FL 8-31-94 + one more 9-1-95

09.??.94

Tim visited the Everglades to determine whether there were troops there to attack anti-government resistors, which he found to be untrue. (Sim's 8-3 memo).

09.05.94

Tim visited his mother in Florida and tried to track his grandfather's whereabouts. (Burr 9.8.95 and Anderson chronology dated 12.15.95 and Hankins memo dated 5.10.95 which added: that Tim visited his sister instead of his mother and he also worked for his sister's husband. Tim also visited his Grandpa Hill in Port Charlotte, Florida and stayed for five days. On December 31, 1995 Tim asked to delete "and tried to track his grandfather's whereabouts" from the above statement.)

09.12-13.94

Tim McVeigh rented a room at the El Siesta Motel in Vian, OK. The vehicle listed on the registration was MI GRY-034 (FBI motel records).

09.13.94-04.19.95

Beginning on or about September 13, 1994 and continuing thereafter until on or about April 19, 1995, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the Western District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, TIMOTHY JAMES MCVEIGH AND TERRY LYNN NICHOLS, the defendants herein, did knowingly, intentionally, willfully and maliciously conspire, combine and agree together and with others unknown to the Grand Jury to use a weapon of mass destruction, namely an explosive bomb placed in a truck, against persons within the U.S. and against property that was owned and used by the U.S. and by a department and agency of the U.S., namely, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building at 200 N.W. 5th Street, Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, resulting in death, grievous bodily injury and destruction of the building. (Indictment returned against Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols on August 10, 1995.)

09.15.94

Terry asked Marife to go back to the Philippines. Tim and Terry stepped up the training.

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[1] Someone who is prepared to overcome any obstacle that may be thrown at them that is not part of daily life, including stockpiling foods for disasters such as economic, natural or man-made. It would also include defense build-up of armaments, including guns, ammunition, and barter items, such as toilet paper, food and bullets, that you put aside in case the dollar broke down and was worth nothing.

[2] There are numerous letters from McVeigh to Steve Hodge prior to this date. See Sims memo dated 12.18.95.

[3] On December 31, 1995, Tim said this man's name is Royal Witcher instead of Roy Witcher.

[4] On December 31, 1995 Tim said this was a Glock 9mm instead of a Glock 45 handgun.

[5] It is believed that all the information in Scott Anderson's chronology came from interviews with Tim McVeigh, and newspaper articles and documents received in discovery from the Government; however, the information cited in Anderson's chronology is not cited from which source it came.

[6] On December 31, 1995 Tim said the correct date is from December 1991 until January 1993 instead of September 1993.

[7] This date should be August 1992 instead of April 1992.

[8] Another event which influenced Tim to go to war against the government was the passage of House Resolution 666 which allowed federal agents to make no-knock searches and seizures based upon probable cause. The date of this action is unknown. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95 and updated 6.20.95) On December 31, 1995 Tim said this occurred in early 1995 and it "only solidified his mindset.

[9] On December 31, 1995 Tim said this correct date is September 92 instead of 1993. I believe he is correct so it was moved back.

[10] Wyatt's memo dated 6-8-95 and updated 7-6-95 also gave this date.

[11] I believe this date should be Spring - Fall of 1992 instead of 1993.

[12] Per Julia's notes on Scott Anderson's chronology, this location is near Millar's compound.

[13] Cited by Julia in her notes on Anderson's memo dated May 10, 1995.

[14] Lawrence Meyers said on December 27, 1995 that Tim left Michigan before the super bowl in 1994.

[15] On December 31, 1995, Tim said this should be TruValue, instead of State Security.

[16] On December 31, 1995 Tim said he also worked for TruValue during this time period.

[17] On December 31, 1995, Tim said the correct date is July 1994.

[18] This date is incorrect.

[19] On December 31, 1995 Tim said he thinks this date should be 06.94. I believe he is correct so it will be noted also at the correct date.

[20] During his employment at TruValue Hardware in Kingman, Tim bought two 75 pound bags of fertilizer from Mike Black. Tim did not think Mike would say anything because Mike sold crystal meth on the side. (Hankins memo dated 5.10.95).

[21] On December 31, 1995 Tim said the correct date is 08.94. These notes will be made on that date also.

[22] On December 31, 1995 Tim said he did not stay at his grandfather's house during this trip. He visited New York for two days and it was in early July, 1994, not June, 1994. His next trip to New York was after his grandfather's death in early November 1994.

[23] On December 31, 1995 Tim said the correct date is 08.94. These notes will be made on that date also. [24] On December 31, 1995, Tim said the correct date is July 1994.

[25] On December 31, 1995 Tim said he did not stay at his grandfather's house during this trip. He visited New York for two days and it was in early July, 1994, not June, 1994. His next trip to New York was after his grandfather's death in early November 1994.

[26] On December 31, 1995 Tim deleted the statement that he flew to New York from Golden Valley, AZ, to visit his grandfather and then returned to Arizona. Unknown why he wanted that deleted from this date.

[27] I believe the correct date is June or early July 1994.

[28] I believe this correct date is early July 1994.

[29] On December 31, 1995 Tim said he only sold 100 kilogram bags of ammonium nitrate.

[30] I believe the correct date is Summer of 1994.

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