Dennis David was born on May 10th, 1937. After graduating from high school in 1955 he spent a term at the University of Illinois. In 1956 he joined the United States Navy. He attended the Hospital Corps School at Maryland before serving overseas in North Africa. On his return to the United States he became an Administrative Technician at the Bethesda Naval Hospital.
When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, his body was taken to Bethesda. David was Chief of the Day and directed the off-loading of President Kennedy’s body. That evening he was asked to type a memorandum for a FBI agent, that said that four bullet fragments had been removed from Kennedy’s head.
David studied for a degree at George Washington University. After graduating he became Executive Officer at the Naval Dental Research Institute at Great Lakes. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander on 1st July, 1976. He moved to Hoopeston, Illinois where he became Personnel Director for Stokely-Van Camp.
In 1986 Dennis David opened his own business (a furniture repair and antique shop). He retired in January, 2001.