James Curtis Jenkins, born in 1943, was one of two Navy corpsmen who served as “autopsy technicians” assisting Dr. Boswell, Dr. Humes and Dr. Finck at JFK’s autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hospital the night of November 22, 1963. He spoke publicly for the first time  in 2013 to a small group at the Lancer conference.

His description of Kennedy’s head wounds is radically different from what doctors at Parkland reported. Basically, Jenkins observed that the top of Kennedy’s skull had been virtually crushed to pieces. Jim Kelly and Andy Purdy (HSCA, 8/29/77): “said he saw a head wound in the “…middle temporal region back to the occipital.”

When Jenkins was told that photos showed the back of JFK’s head was essentially intact, except for a small bullet entry wound at the top (by researcher David Lifton) he said: “That’s not possible, That is totally–you know, there’s no possible way. Okay? It’s not possible.” (Best Evidence , p. 617). Jenkins was interviewed by William Matson Law for his book, In the Eye of History: Disclosures in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence.

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