Jump to content
The Education Forum

"Parkland Doctor Breaks 50-Year Silence ...."

Recommended Posts

Good Day.... FYI....


**** NOTE **** Even though doctor JOHN HENRY "Red" DUKE claims

in this 2013 article that this is the first time he has spoken publicly, in

fact, I remembered (and documented it on my 16,700 pages timeline)

that on 11-22-03 doctor DUKE, actually, spoke publicly in a segment

played on "National Public Radio," that is still available for you in

transcript and audio forms, here....


**** NOTE **** In the same 11-22-03 "NPR" segment doctor ROBERT G.

GROSSMAN was also interviewed, claiming that he was in Parkland

Hospital trauma room #1, and, he claimed that he saw President

KENNEDY's head wounds up close.... Unfortunately for GROSSMAN, their

are key doubts that he was actually in trauma room #1....



Parkland Doctor Breaks 50-Year Silence About

The Day JFK Was Shot



Dr. Red Duke gets a handshake and thank you after telling the story of his work as

a Parkland Hospital doctor November 22, 1963.

For the first time, a doctor at Parkland Hospital in 1963 is speaking

publically about his role after bullets struck President John F. Kennedy's

motorcade in downtown Dallas. This year is the 50th anniversary of the

President's assassination.

LISTEN: http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kera/audio/2013/02/10279.mp3

Dr. Red Duke, renowned trauma surgeon from Houston was on the

thoracic surgery team at Parkland Hospital in 1963. His job that day was

to help save the life of wounded Texas Governor John Connally, also shot

as he rode in the motorcade. After 50 years, he told his story for the

first time: to hundreds of emergency medicine doctors and technicians

gathered at the Dallas Sheraton for an annual conference.

“We didn’t talk much about it, Duke told his audience. "Well, I never

have. This is the first time I’ve ever said anything about it.”

Dr. Duke recalled going downstairs to the Emergency Room, seeing

crowds of people, and Jacqueline Kennedy, sitting on a chair outside

Trauma Room 1 – her pink suit stained with blood. He entered, saw the

President’s devastating head wound, and was quickly shifted to Trauma

Room 2 to take care of the Governor.

“He had this big chest wound. His lung was flopping in and out," Duke

recalled. "So I stopped it up and put a chest tube in him – just like you

do any other gunshot wound.”

But it was the Governor of Texas, and it was a day like no other. Dr.

Duke says after he stabilized Connally, they rushed him into surgery.

And, for the first time ever, they had a radio in the operating room.

“We heard all the things. The President’s been pronounced dead. And all

the other events that followed. We heard about the officer being shot

over in Oak Cliff,” Duke said.

After chest surgery, more doctors arrived to repair bullet damage to

Connally’s right wrist and retrieve a fragment of bullet lodged in his thigh,

near the femoral artery. Two days later, Dr. Duke was back in a trauma

room working to save the life of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald,

who was shot by Jack Ruby.

Dr. Duke says after the events of that November, he got out of town. He

went deer hunting in Pampa Texas – a nice place to hide, he said. He

says he worked that day as trained and on instinct, trying to save his

patient. Any thoughts of a place in history had to wait.

TAGS: JFK Kennedy Assasination Red Duke Governor John Connally


Best Regards in Research


Donald Roberdeau

United States Navy

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, plank walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

For your key considerations and independent determinations....

Homepage: President KENNEDY "Men of Courage" speech, and Assassination Evidence, Witnesses, Suspects + Outstanding Researchers Discoveries and Key Considerations.... http://droberdeau.bl...ination_09.html

The Dealey Plaza Map Detailing 11-22-63 Victims precise locations, Witnesses, Films & Photos, Evidence, Suspected bullet trajectories, Important information & Considerations, in One Convenient Resource.... http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/3966/dppluschartsupdated1111.gif

(new info, 2012 updated map)

Visual Report: The First Bullet Impact Into President Kennedy: while JFK was Still Hidden Under the "Magic-limbed-ricochet-tree".... http://img504.images...k1102308ms8.gif

Visual Report: Reality versus C.A.D. : the Real World, versus, Garbage-in, Garbage-out.... http://img248.images...ealityvscad.gif

Discovery: "Very Close JFK Assassination Witness ROSEMARY WILLIS

Zapruder Film Documented 2nd Headsnap: West, Ultrafast, and

Directly Towards the Grassy Knoll"....


T ogether

E veryone

A chieves

M ore

For the United States: advisory7regional.gif


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest James H. Fetzer

I'm with Frankie here. What he says about Connally's chest wound is interesting,

but what--if anything--does he have to say about the wounds to JFK? Summary?

If he was in Trauma Room #1, it cannot have been for long. Here is the line-up:


ADDENDUM: Chuck Crenshaw was responsible for the treatment of Lee Harvey Oswald

in Trauma Room #2. I will have to check his chapter in ASSASSINATION SCIENCE (1998)

and CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE (1992) to see if there are references to Dr. "Red" Duke.

Edited by James H. Fetzer
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in

Sign In Now
  • Create New...