Dr. Robert McClelland, one of the senior doctors who attended President Kennedy as he fought for his life on November 22, 1963, spoke to the Rotary Club in McKinney, Texas, in January 2012.
From reporter Chris Beattie’s riveting account, “Surgeon recounts JFK operation,” in the McKinney Courier Gazette:
“His story dropped jaws and drew curious silence.”
“He reignited the wonder of any listeners who’d pushed the conspiracy theories away, out of mind. That’s what McClelland said he tried to do, but the mysterious pieces always found him.”
McCelland observed JFK’s head wound, close up for about 10 minutes before Kennedy was pronounced dead.
“My supposition, and that of a lot of people, is that the first shot probably was fired from the sixth floor of the [Texas School Book Depository] … whether by Oswald or someone else, I don’t know,” McClelland told Rotarians. “The next shot apparently came from behind the picket fence by the grassy knoll — all kinds of things indicate that is indeed what happened.”
“21 cops who heard a grassy knoll shot.” (JFK Facts, September 24, 2013)
“What did JFK’s doctors think of his wounds?” (JFK Facts, April 23, 2103)
From Washington Decoded: “New LIght on a Lingering Forensic Controversy.”