Tragically, only half an hour later, President John F. Kennedy’s heart activity halted, and he was pronounced dead. Now, the question was: who killed the President? Who could have been so horrible to assassinate the President? This man was Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-Marine who had defected to the Soviet Union. Many speculate that Oswald was not the only shooter located in Dealey Plaza during the shooting.
During an interview with the Detroit Free Press (2013), a former secret service agent named Clint Hill recalled his actions moments after the shooting. He tells the reporter that he covered the presidents head because, "She didn't want anybody to see the condition he was in, because it was horrible" (USA Today, 2013, para. 5). President Kennedy was taken to The Parkland Hospital at 12:38 p.m., shortly after receiving his wounds. According to Rick Jervis from USA Today (2013), Ronald Jones, a doctor who treated the president, said that there efforts to save him were "fruitless" (para.
The Kennedy Assassination President John F. Kennedy was travelling along a predetermined motorcade route in Dallas, Texas when he was fatally shot, receiving wounds to the chest, back, and head. Shortly after the assassination, Dallas police arrested former U.S. Marine Corps Private Lee Harvey Oswald. On November 24 of the same year, Jack Ruby, owner of a Dallas nightclub, shot Oswald. Less than a year after the two murders, on September 24, 1964, the Warren Commission, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, released a report stating their verdict that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy "alone and without advice or assistance" (Encarta). Now, thirty-five years after the assassination, many Americans still believe the commission's claim that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin of President Kennedy.
It was the chilling CBS Radio Broadcast heard by millions of Americans that marked one of the biggest mysteries of modern time. "Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States is dead. John F. Kennedy has died of the wounds received in the assassination in Dallas... We Repeat- President Kennedy is dead. "(Bennett 75) Although the assassination of President John F. Kennedy occurred forty-four years ago, the buzz surrounding his death never died down (Anders). It's the most controversial case in U.S. history.
At this time, Kennedy was shot in the head and neck by a sniper. He was then taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Later, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, at a nearby theater. By the next morning, Oswald was booked for the murder of President John F. Kennedy. Two days later, Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner, while he was being moved from the city to the county jail.
The President was riding in a motorcade on his way to a luncheon with civic and business leaders when tragedy struck (Korte). It was on Elm Street where the shots heard around the world were fired. Public opinion states that three shots were fired with the intent to kill. The last shot, with intense accuracy, wedged itself in the head of President John F. Kennedy and within moments, ended his life. The assassination ... ... middle of paper ... ...he tragedy on November 22, 1963, affected the world.
They left the airport in the motorcade along with Governor Collany and followed by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Claudia “Lady Bird” Taylor. At approximately 12:30 p.m., both President Kennedy and Governor Collany were shot. Lee Harvey Oswald left the Texas Book Depository just three minutes later. By 1:00 p.m., just an hour and a half after Kennedy arrived in Texas, he was announced dead. After the assassination, Oswald got onto a city bus, but once the bus got stuck in traffic, Oswald got off.
At 12:30 PM three shots were fired the last one having a fatal outcome. The first shot fired hit Kennedy’s throat, the other his upper back and the fatal shot which hit Kennedys head. The motorcade than rushed to parkland hospital where Kennedy was pronounced dead. Only 46 years old Kennedy was the youngest president to die in office. After his assassination, investigations led to lee Harvey Oswald and later confirmed that Oswald was the assassin.
On November 22, 1963 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy arrived in Dallas to an excited crowd of people lining the streets hoping to get a glimpse of the President. At 12:30 in the afternoon, the President’s car made the last, fatal turn. As the car turned left onto Elm Street, past the Texas School Block Depository and headed down the slope that leads through Dealey Plaza, Governor Connally’s wife said, “Mr. President, You can’t say that Dallas doesn’t love you” (Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy 48). Immediately after that, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was shot once in the neck and again in the head (Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy 48).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot. Mrs. Kennedy didn’t know what to do, “I was looking to the left and I heard these terrible noises…and my husband never made a sound…I could see a piece of his skull…and then I remember falling on him saying, ‘Oh, no, no, no,’…it just seemed an eternity.” The limousine raced to nearby Parkland Hospital. Doctors worked desperately to save the president, but he died at 1:00 p.m. without regaining consciousness. Doctors said that Kennedy had no chance to survive when brought into the hospital. Governor Connally, although seriously wounded, later recovered.