Direction of the Shots: The Throat Wound


The FBI Report of December 9, 1963 was leaked to the media before its authorized release. In that report, the Bureau claimed that all shots fired at President Kennedy came from behind the president and fired by a single assassin.


However, the reports filed by the emergency room doctors at Parkland Hospital lead us to believe otherwise.  Several doctors and an attending nurse stated that they discovered an entry wound in the president’s throat.


Dr. Malcom Perry revealed this finding at a press conference held at 3:16 PM on November 22nd not much more than an hour after JFK was pronounced dead in the Parkland Hospital Emergency Room. During questioning at that press conference, he  repeated three times that the president’s throat wound was one of entry. As a result, the information about this throat entry wound was immediately and widely reported in the press. Following the press conference, Federal officials confiscated the recording of the Perry press conference.  And, in a phone call that evening a federal official told Perry  to change his hospital report about the throat wound being an entrance wound.


Parkland Hospital procedures included a written report detailing any treatment of all patients treated in the Emergency Room. In their reports,  Doctors Carrico and Clark supported Dr. Perry’s  finding that the President’s throat wound was an entry wound. They repeated this observation during their testimony for the Warren Commission in 1964. Also, nurse Margaret Henchliffe, in her Warren Commission testimony, concurred with them about the throat wound being one of entry. So did Dr. Paul Peters and Dr. Ronald Jones who were also observing the examination of the president.

Note: The site of the entry wound referred to above was used for a tracheotomy performed on President Kennedy when he was being treated at Parkland Hospital. Thus, the wound in this photo shows the location of the original wound of entry but it does not reflect the small size of the original wound. It does show the larger incision made for the tracheotomy.


Never-the-less,  the FBI Report issued in December 1963 did not mention  the testimony of these Emergency Room professionals. The Warren Commission Report issued in September 1964, dismissed  their testimony and agreed with the FBI Report that all shots came from behind the president.


But, if the Parkland Emergency Room testimony  given by multiple medical professionals that the wound in the president’s throat was one of entry is correct, there had to be more than one assassin in Dallas that day.  That would mean Lee Harvey Oswald could not have acted alone. Such a conclusion would have necessarily demanded a more thorough investigation; something President Johnson and FBI Director Hoover, agreed they did not want.


Next week, we will examine more disturbing findings from the Parkland Hospital emergency room.


The FBI Report


The December 9, 1963 FBI Report

The President of the United States, John F. Kennedy was shot shortly after noon on November 22, 1963 while riding in the presidential limousine through Dallas, Texas. He was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital at 1 PM that same day.

On Sunday, the 24th, the man who was accused of the president’s murder was killed while in Dallas police custody. The following day, Assistant Director of the FBI Sullivan ordered the agents in the Dallas FBI office to shut down any further investigation of the murder.

On December 9, 1963 the FBI leaked a copy of their report to the media. In that report, they concluded that:

1) Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. And that,
2) Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots from the sixth floor of the Book Depository Building. And that,
3) All shots were fired from behind President Kennedy.

The Report further attested that:

1) The first shot hit President Kennedy’s in his back, five and one half inches down from his collar and two inches to the right of his spine.
2) A second shot fired one and eight tenths of a second later, hit Governor Connally in his back.
3) The third shot hit President Kennedy in the head, killing him.

The JFK Assassination Blog Series


The New Kennedy Blog Series

You might be aware that the people at the National Archives recently released a batch of documents related to the assassination of  President Kennedy. Even then, the intelligence folks in Washington DC asked that some documents still be withheld. President Trump gave them additional time to release those.; but not much time.


Historians who have reviewed some of the released documents have not yet found anything shocking. Or, for that matter, information that wasn’t known long ago. Comments from reviewers I have read seem to support the FBI and Warren Commission reports. That is, a single shooter killed President Kennedy; that  all shots were fired from behind the president; and that  Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter.

(To the left is a photo of President and Mrs. Kennedy in Dallas November 22, 1963. He is in a motorcade waving to the thousands of people standing along the parade route that day.)


As you might know, I have written two historical novels dealing with the assassination of President Kennedy. Volume I is titled, The Kennedy Assassination: Was Oswald the Only Assassin?  Volume II is titled,  Why Was Kennedy Killed? These books can be obtained at Enter my name Michael J. Deeb and order either a print or an e book. If you go to my website, www.The Kennedy  you can order the autographed books directly from me via pay pal.


So, the purpose of this message is that  I will send you blogs over the next few weeks relating to the Kennedy assassination. The content will be the result of my research and contained in the first volume, Was Oswald the Only Assassin. In these blogs, I will only use information available to the FBI and the Warren Commission before they issued their reports. I hope you enjoy the read.

Synopsis for Vol 2: The Kennedy Assassination: Why Was Kennedy Killed?


Thanks for your interest in The Kennedy Murder series.  Volume 1 and Volume II are available for immediate purchase on this web site.




Book two synopsis : Why was John F. Kennedy Killed?


The Warren Commission and the FBI agreed that President John F. Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. Fifteen years later, the House Committee on Assassinations re-examined the evidence. They announced that he was not killed by a single gunman but probably murdered as the result of a conspiracy.


This House committee hesitated to speculate on who might have been involved in that conspiracy or why John Kennedy was killed in Dallas on November 22, 1963.


In 1979, Michael Burke and former congressman Harold Ryan were asked to continue that investigation. This historical novel will take the reader back to that time. Burke and Ryan will peel back the passage of time and the layers of secrecy and denial to reveal the reasons so many elites were determined to stop the Kennedy election to a second term and thus prevent the implementation of his domestic and foreign policy agendas.


For the first time in one place, the reader will see all the possible conspirators revealed: the military/industrial complex, Allen Dulles and the CIA, FBI Director Hoover, Vice President Johnson, the anti-Castro Cuban exiles, the international monetary cartel, the Mafia and the oil interests of the United States.


Did any of them, or all of them have reasons to kill John F. Kennedy?