Skip to comments.Earl Rose, medical examiner during JFK assassination in Dallas, dies in Iowa at age 85
Posted on 05/01/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT by iowamark
n the turbulent hours following President John F. Kennedys assassination, many were uncertain about what to do, but medical examiner Earl Rose knew one thing: The shooting happened in Dallas, and it was his job to do an autopsy on anyone slain in the city.
Rose stood in a doorway at the hospital where Kennedys body was taken on Nov. 22, 1963, in a vain attempt to block Kennedys aides as they removed his coffin. The Secret Service and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy prevailed, and the presidents body was flown to Bethesda Naval Hospital, where an autopsy was done by pathologists James Humes and Thornton Boswell. Their findings have been used to support an array of conspiracy theories about Kennedys death.
Rose, who died Tuesday at age 85, believed many of those theories wouldnt have gained traction if he had been able to do his job. He told The Associated Press in 2003 that he and his staff should have done the exam...
The Warren Commission concluded in 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy. It found Oswald likely fired three shots, one of which struck Texas Gov. John Connally after hitting the president.
Marilyn Rose said her husband agreed with that assessment and began speaking publicly about the assassination after the release of Oliver Stones 1991 film JFK, which promoted the view that the presidents death was the result of an elaborate conspiracy...
Rose conducted Oswalds autopsy, as well as those for Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Oswald two days after Kennedy was shot, and J.D Tippit, a police officer believed to have been killed by Oswald shortly after the assassination...
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ogawd, first the brietbart guy, now this!
Earl, Rose, and Iowa all have four letters, coincidence??
Just because he was 85 doesn’t mean we can’t whip up a good conspiracy rumor over his death. ;-)
Rose was right, he had the legal authority to do the Kennedy autopsy. The Secret Service would have none of it, and absconded with the body.
There are no coincidences!
I wonder who got him first - the Cuban behind the potted plant in the activities room or the mob hit man crouching behind Thelma Cratchett’s easy chair...
Ad his name to the list of suspicious deaths.
There was another legend that died yesterday...for those that didn’t know...his name was Amarillo Slim...I am writing a post for him that i will post shortly...he was a Texas Poker Legend.
I’ve seen JFK autopsy photos on Yahoo and it’s pretty grotesque,as you would imagine.
Morbid curiosity got the better of me. :-/