Kerry Thornley is best known for two things:

1. Creating, along with Greg Hill, the Discordian religion, which also included writing the Principia Discordia.

2. Serving in the marine corps with Lee Harvey Oswald, possibly taking part in CIA mind control experiments there , and also maybe being involved in the Kennedy assassination. Jim Garrison, the New Orleans prosecutor who's investigation into the assassination was made into Oliver Stone's movie JFK, believed that Kerry was possibly involved in the assassination.

Kerry Thornley has since passed away.