People regularly assure me that we already know the whole JFK story with the claim, “Somebody would have talked by now.”
“People did talk,” I like to reply. “People like Skip Rydberg. Ever heard of him?”
Most people don’t know his story but it is well worth telling. Harold “Skip” Rydberg had a minor but interesting role in the JFK story: he illustrated the medical evidence for the Warren Commission.
Rydberg, now retired from the military, has been in recent years an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His official duties encompassed medical illustration/forensic illustration. He made these drawing of Kennedy’s wounds for the Warren Commission.
Based on conversations with the JFK autopsy doctors, Rydberg completed his drawings of the president’s wounds in early 1964 but sensed something was not quite right about what he was hearing.
Rydberg’s drawings would be criticized for their inaccuracy, as compared with the autopsy photos. Rydberg came to share the criticism and sought to set the record straight.
“Over the years, Harold Rydberg has made repeated attempts to gain access to the autopsy photographs of Kennedy with the object of creating more accurate medical illustrations.”
The Kennedy family would not give him permission.
In short, Skip Rydberg talked.
His story is told here: For the Sake of Historical Accuracy | Assassination of JFK
Jefferson Morley’s new ebook, CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, available on Amazon, provides the fullest account yet of the JFK records that the CIA is still concealing in 2016 and why they should be made public in October 2017.