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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IV - Page 129« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Dr. Charles Francis Gregory)

Mr. Dulles.
It is simply that there was not enough energy loss there, and one would expect a soft tissue injury beyond that point to be of considerably greater magnitude.
Mr. Specter.
Dr. Gregory, did I take your deposition back on March 23. 1964, at Parkland Hospital?
Dr. GREGORY. Yes; you did.
Mr. Specter.
Have you had an opportunity to review that deposition prior to today?
Dr. GREGORY. Yes; I have looked it over.
Mr. Specter.
Do you have anything to add, Dr. Gregory, that you think would be helpful to the Commission in any way?
Dr. GREGORY. No, sir; I do not.
Mr. Dulles.
Are you in agreement with the deposition as given?
Dr. GREGORY. Yes. I don't think there are any--there is any need to change any of the essence of the deposition. There are a few typographical errors and word changes one might make, but the essence is essentially as I gave it.
Mr. Specter.
I have no further questions, sir.
Senator COOPER. I would just ask this question. In your long experience of treating wounds, you said some 500 wounds caused by bullets, have you acquired, through that. knowledge of ballistics and characteristics of bullets?
Dr. GREGORY. Within a very limited sphere.
Senator COOPER. I know your testimony indicates that.
Dr. GREGORY. I have been concerned with the behavior of missiles in contact with tissues, but I am not very knowledgeable about the design of a missile nor how many grains of powder there are behind it. My concern was with the dissipation of the energy which it carries and the havoc that it wreaks when it goes off.
Senator COOPER. You derived that knowledge from your actual study of wounds and their treatment?
Dr. GREGORY. Study of wounds together with what I have read from the Army proving grounds, various centers, for exploring this kind of thing. I don't own a gun myself.
Mr. Mccloy.
You are from Texas and you do not own a gun?
Dr. GREGORY. Well, sir, I went from Indiana to Texas. My father gave me a .410 shotgun, but he took it away from me shortly after he gave it to me.
The Chairman.
Doctor, thank you very much.
Dr. GREGORY. Thank you very much, sir, Mr. Chief Justice.
(A short recess was taken.)

Testimony of Gov. John Bowden , Jr. Connally

The Chairman.
Governor, the Commission will come to order, please.
Gov. John Bowden Connally, Jr.
The Chairman.
Governor, this Commission has met today for the purpose of taking the testimony of you and Mrs. Connally concerning the sad affair that you were part of. If you will raise your right hand, please, and be sworn. Do you solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give before this Commission will be the truth, the whole truth, and. nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Governor CONNALLY. I do.
The Chairman.
You may be seated, Governor. Mr. Specter will conduct the examination.
Mr. Specter.
Will you state your full name for the record, please?
Governor CONNALLY. John Bowden Connally.
Mr. Specter.
What is your official position with the State of Texas, sir?
Governor CONNALLY. I am now Governor of the State of Texas.
Mr. Specter.
Did you have occasion to be in the automobile which carried President John F. Kennedy through Dallas, Tex., back on November 22, 1963.
Governor CONNALLY. Yes, sir; I did.
Mr. Specter.
Will you outline briefly, please, the circumstances leading up to the President's planning a trip to Texas in November of last year?
Governor CONNALLY. You want to go back to--how far back do you want to
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