Monday, February 25, 2013

50 Years Since JFK Assassination Retrospective: Why Was A CIA Agent In Dallas's Parkland Hospital On Nov. 22, 1963?

In Warren Commission Exhibit 1024 is contained a Nov. 30, 1963 statement from U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Andrew Berger. According to Special Agent Berger, after he heard JFK had been shot on November 22, 1963,  he went to Parkland Hospital and "assumed a post in the entrance of the emergency room" prior to going "to the outside of the hospital" to bring two Catholic priests to the emergency room to administer the Last Rites. Berger then resumed his post at the emergency room entrance and then the following happened:

"Shortly thereafter FBI agent Vincent E. Drain, commission book No. 5067, Dallas Office arrived at the room entrance. He showed me his credentials and said he had received a telephone call from Director Hoover telling him to make himself available to us...When I inquired of Agent Drain who the unidentified male was who accompanied him, he replied that he was a doctor friend of his. The agent and unidentified male then proceeded to the end of the hall. Approximately five minutes subsequent to the visit of Agent Drain, a unidentified CIA agent, after showing his credentials said that he would be available."

(Downtown 3/20/92)

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