Why? Are you suggesting that he was distracting them by drawing their attention away from (where you presume was) the source of the shots behind the grassy knoll? If that was the plan, then he should have stood
across the street from the grassy knoll on the south side of Elm--perhaps next to Mary Moorman & Jean Hill. If anything, his location drew attention toward the grassy knoll not away from it.
And thanks for the reply. Would you want to be standing on the southside of Elm Street with potential errant bullets coming out you from the knoll, TSBDB, or even the Daltex? I'm not sure if the members of the ground crew non-shooters knew the exact placements of the shooters, but I think they had enough knowledge not to be on the southside of Elm St to avoid being hit themsleves.
I'm not positive what DCM's actions were all about, be it as a sign to continue shooting, stop shooting or to draw the attention of the SS to him rather than JFK or the knoll, or possible something else. I do think his actions during the motorcade and after the shooting, sitting on the curb next to the UM with what appears to be a radio in pocket while other people were running to the knoll or laying down, lead me to believe he had some involvement in the assassination.
BTW, very nice site you have set up Greg. Very nice!