JFK's Head Wound

One of the biggest mysteries with regards to JFK's assassination are the differing accounts of the head wound.

Image 1 (below left) is a drawing depicting JFK's head wound as seen and described by 26 medical personnel who worked on the JFK at Parkland Hospital, in Dallas. All stated the wound was an
exit wound, about the size of an egg. Being an exit wound means the bullet had to have come from a location in front of JFK, not from the 6th floor of the TSBD, which was behind him.

In image 2 (below center), we see the head wound as seen and described by medical personnel and FBI agents who attended the official autopsy at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The wound was now four times larger than what was seen when JFK's body left Dallas.

And in image 3 (below right), we have an official autopsy photo that shows a tiny bullet wound to the back of JFK's head.

Clearly, something is fishy here.

JFK Head Wounds
Image 1
Parkland Hospital
JFK Head Wounds
Image 2
Bethesda Naval Hospital
JFK Head Wounds
Image 3 - autopsy photo
Bethesda Naval Hospital

But wait, two additional photographs of JFK's head are shown below.

JFK Head Wounds

Image 4 - autopsy photo
Bethesda Naval Hospital
Image 5 - autopsy photo
Bethesda Naval Hospital

Notice the length of JFK's hair compared to its length in the Warren Commission photograph (image 3).

The President's hair was short and well kept in image 3, while images 4 and 5 show his hair longer and matted with mucky matter.

Because of these discrepancies, when the ARRB (Assassination Records Review Board) deposed Commander James Humes, who had been in charge of JFK's autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Jeremy Gunn, of the ARRB, asked him if the pathologists had given the deceased the equivalent of a shampoo and a haircut during the autopsy (since these are supposedly photographs of the same autopsy subject):

Gunn: No cleaning, no combing of the hair or anything of that sort?

Humes: No, no, no, no, no, ...

The Harper Fragment

If you're thoroughly confused at this point, just wait... there's more.

The day after the assassination a man named Bill Harper was walking through through Dealey Plaza when he discovered a piece of skull that has since come to be known as the "Harper Fragment".

The Harper Fragment was nearly 3 inches in length.

The only person who suffered a head wound in Dealey Plaza was JFK, so it's safe to say this fragment must have come from JFK's skull. Yet, if we look at the Warren Commission photo (image 3), there's no area on the back of his head where a 3 inch fragment could come from.

But if we look at the wound, as seen and described by the medical personnel at Parkland Hospital (image 1), this piece of skull could easily be associated with that depiction of JFK's head wound.

Click here to read about the Harper Fragment.

Harper fragment JFK

Entrance Wound or Exit Wound?

JFK Head wound as seen at Parkland hospital

For those not be familiar with gunshot wounds, a wound of entrance will typically be much smaller than the wound created when the bullet exits a body.

That being the case, JFK's head wound couldn't possibly have been an entrance wound, even though that is what the Warren Commission would have us believe.

At the time of the assassination, JFK had his back to the Texas School Book Depository, which is where Lee Harvey Oswald is alleged to have fired three shots, including the fatal head shot.

Dr. Charles Crenshaw, one the doctors who treated JFK at Parkland Hospital, states unequivocally that the wound to the back of JFK's head was an
exit wound and that the second wound, the wound to JFK's throat, was a wound of entrance, proving that neither shot could not have come from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.