One of the Last Surviving Parkland Doctors to Treat JFK has Died

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – One of the last surviving Parkland Hospital doctors to treat President John F. Kennedy after he was shot in Dallas has died.

Dr. Robert McClelland had a horrifying view of the last minutes of President Kennedy’s life as doctors tried to do anything they could after Kennedy was shot in a motorcade in Dealey Plaza.

“When I came into the room, after it was already in Trauma Room One, I was afraid I was the only more-senior surgeon on the faculty who was present,” McClelland told WBAP’s Eric Bushman in 2010. “I was horrified when I first saw President Kennedy’s face as I entered Trauma Room One.”

McClelland did not believe what the Warren Commission concluded that all shots were fired from the Texas School Book Depository Building. He believed the shot that hit President Kennedy’s head was fired from the fence on top of the Grassy Knoll.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza announced McClelland died in a social media post.

McClelland was 89 years old.

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