Fate would place Kennedy and Connally so physically close together that minutes after the assassination, as doctors closed the bullet wound in the governor’s chest, they searched in vain for a wound that would explain the copious blood and soft tissue coating his head.
And then came the epiphany — the red ooze was not Connally’s, it was Kennedy’s.
Whew. Great article
from the Dallas Morning News
on Gov. John Connally
, who was shot along with President John F. Kennedy
in Dallas but survived.
The Morning News
also has a fine photo gallery
from November 22nd, 1963, with some angles I’d never seen before. Seen above on the grassy knoll are Bill
and Gayle Newman
, the “closest civilian eyewitnesses to the assassination.” They instinctively fell to the ground and shielded their children with their bodies.
And from earlier that day, proof that some things
“Because of high regard for the presidency I hold you JFK and your blind socialism in complete contempt!”