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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. V - Page 97« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Dr. Frederick W. , Jr. Light)

Mr. Specter.
the missile wasn't presenting nose on. It undoubtedly struck not at normal instance, that is to say it was a certain obliquity, just in the nature of the way the shoulder is built.
Mr. Specter.
Then do you think based on only the anatomical findings and the results of the tests which Dr. Olivier has performed that the scales are in equipoise as to whether the bullet passed through the President first and then through the Governor or passed only through the Governor?
Dr. LIGHT. Yes; I would say I don't feel justified in drawing a conclusion one way or the other on that basis alone.
Mr. Specter.
Do you have any preference of any sort?
Dr. LIGHT. Yes; I do, for other reasons.
Mr. Specter.
But only for the other reasons?
Dr. LIGHT. As I mentioned, their positions in the automobile, the fact that if it wasn't the way--if one bullet didn't produce all of the wounds in both of the individuals, then that bullet ought to be somewhere, and hasn't been found. But those are not based on Dr. Olivier's tests nor are they based on the autopsy report or the surgeon's findings in my mind.
( Discussion off the record.)
Mr. Dulles.
On the record.
Mr. Specter.
Dr. Light, do you have an opinion as to whether or not the wound inflicted on Governor Connally's wrist could have been caused by a fragment which struck the President's head?
Dr. LIGHT. It is barely conceivable but I do not believe that that is the case.
Mr. Specter.
You say barely?
Dr. LIGHT. Barely conceivable. I mean a fragment probably had enough velocity, it couldn't have produced that wound, in my mind, but it can't be ruled out with complete certainty.
Mr. Specter.
Do you have anything to add which you think would be helpful to the Commission in any way?
Dr. LIGHT. I don't believe I do.
Mr. Specter.
Those are all the questions I have, Commissioner Dulles.
Mr. Dulles.
Thank you very much indeed. I express our appreciation. I didn't realize these tests were being carried out. I am very glad they have been. It is a very useful thing to do and very helpful to the Commission. Thank you very much I want to thank all three of you doctors for having so fully cooperated in this matter, and I think that these tests that you have run have made a real contribution to the Commission's work.
(Whereupon, at 5:10 p.m., the President's Commission recessed.)
Mr. Dulles.
Thursday, May 14, 1964

Testimony of 3. Edgar , John A. Mccone, Hoover

Testimony of J. Edgar Hoover

Mr. Dulles.
The President's Commission met at 9:15 a.m., on May 14, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C.
Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Senator John Sherman Cooper, Representative Hale Boggs, Representative Gerald R. Ford, and Allen W. Dulles, members.
Also present were J. Lee Rankin, General Counsel; Norman Redlich, assistant counsel; Charles Murray and Walter Craig, observers; and Waggoner Carr, attorney general of Texas.
J. Edgar Hoover
TESTIMONY OF J. EDGAR HOOVER
The Chairman.
The Commission will be in order.
Director Hoover, will you please raise your right hand to be sworn, please. You solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give before the Commission
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