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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 139« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Diana Hamilton Bowron)

Miss BOWRON. No, sir; and they told me that there would probably be some English reporters calling on my parents at home, and I am the only child and my mother worries, so I called home the next---that night and told my parents that I had been on duty and that there would probably be some reporters calling on them, and they weren't to worry about it but they weren't to say anything that except that I had been on duty and that was all.

Mr. Specter.
Have you been interviewed by any representative of the Federal Government prior to today?
Miss BOWRON. Yes, sir.
Mr. Specter.
By whom?
Miss BOWRON. I don't really know-he was an FBI agent.
Mr. Specter.
And when was that?
Miss BOWRON. It was a week or two, I think, after the assassination.
Mr. Specter.
And what did he ask you and what did you tell him ?
Miss BOWRON. He asked us more or less the same questions you have asked us.
Mr. Specter.
What did you tell him ?
Miss BOWRON. The same as I told you.
Mr. Specter.
When you say "us", whom do you mean by "us"?
Miss BOWRON. Mrs. Nelson was there and Miss Henchliffe and myself.
Mr. Specter.
Have you talked to any other representatives of the Federal Government prior to today?
Miss BOWRON. No, sir.

Mr. SPECTER. And did I discuss with you the purpose of the deposition and the nature of the questions that I would ask you immediately before we went on the record with this being taken down by the Court Reporter?
Miss BOWRON. Yes.
Mr. Specter.
And did you give me the same information which you have put on the record here today?
Miss BOWRON. Yes.

Mr. SPECTER. Do you have anything to add that you think might be helpful in any way to the Commission?
Miss BOWRON. Yes. When we were doing a cutdown on the President's left arm, his gold watch was in the way and they broke it---you know, undid it and it was slipping down and I just dropped it off of his hand and put it in my pocket and forgot completely about it until his body was being taken out of the emergency room and then I realized, and ran out to give it to one of the Secret Service men or anybody I could find and found this Mr. Wright.
Mr. Specter.
Was that the same day?

Miss BOWRON. Yes--he had only just gone through O.B.---I was just a few feet behind him.
Mr. SPECTER. Do you think of anything else that might be of assistance to the Commission?
Miss BOWRON. No, sir.
Mr. Specter.
Thank you very much for coming, Miss Bowron.
Miss BOWRON. Thank you.
Mr. Specter.
Thank you a lot.

Miss BOWRON. All right, thank you.
Margaret M. Henchliffe

Testimony of Margaret M. Henchliffe

The testimony of Margaret M. Henchliffe. was taken at 2 p.m., on March 21, 1964, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Arlen Specter, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Specter.
Miss Henchliffe, the purpose of our asking you to come in today is in connection with the investigation being conducted by the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. The Commission has not written to you because, we have learned from Mrs. Doris Nelson in the deposition
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