Autopsy Fraud Convicts the Military in the JFK Assassination – Jacob G. Hornberger 8/17/23


I recently completed a four-part article setting forth evidence that I contend convicts the CIA beyond a reasonable doubt of having produced an altered, fraudulent copy of the famous Zapruder film of the assassination of President Kennedy and, therefore, convicts the CIA of the assassination itself. The title of my article is “The Evidence that Convicts the CIA of the JFK Assassination.”

The CIA, however, was not the only governmental entity engaged in a criminal cover-up immediately after the assassination. As I have detailed in my books An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story, The Kennedy Autopsy, and The Kennedy Autopsy 2, so was the military establishment. That’s because it was the military that conducted a fraudulent autopsy on the president’s body on the evening of the assassination. As I have long maintained, there is no innocent explanation for a fraudulent autopsy. It necessarily equates to criminal culpability in the assassination itself. There is no way around that.

For example, the military pathologists in the Kennedy autopsy claimed that they had conducted only one brain examination.

During the term of the Assassination Records Review Board in the 1990s, however, Jeremy Gunn, the general counsel for the ARRB, and Douglas Horne, the chief analyst for military records for the ARRB, determined that that was a lie. In fact, there had been two brain examinations. 

More important, as I detail in my books, the second brain exam could not possibly have involved the president’s brain. It came from someone else’s body.

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a better example of autopsy fraud than that.


Here’s a short timeline of events:

Friday, November 22, 1963: President Kennedy is assassinated.

Friday, November 22, 1963: A Secret Service team headed by a Secret Service agent named Roy Kellerman, who is sporting a Thompson submachine gun, forcibly prevents the Dallas County medical examiner, Dr. Earl Rose, from conducting an autopsy on President Kennedy’s body, which was required by state law, and forces its way out of Parkland Hospital with JFK’s body.

Friday evening, November 22, 1963: The military at the Bethesda, Maryland, National Naval Medical Center conducts a fraudulent autopsy on Kennedy’s body and forces military personnel involved in the autopsy to sign written secrecy oaths and threatens them with court martial or criminal prosecution if they ever disclose what they have seen or done.

Saturday, November 23, 1963: LIFE magazine publisher C.D. Jackson, a longtime asset of the CIA, authorizes LIFE‘s purchase of print rights to the film of the assassination from Dallas businessman Abraham Zapruder for $50,000. Zapruder delivers his original film to LIFE magazine’s representative Richard Stolley.

Saturday evening, November 23, 1963: The CIA secretly delivers the Zapruder film to its National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) in Washington, D.C.

Sunday, November 24, 1963: The CIA secretly transports the Zapruder film to its top-secret photographic center named Hawkeyeworks, which is secretly located in the research and development section of Kodak’s national headquarters in Rochester, New York. Using an optical printer, the CIA photograph experts at Hawkeyeworks produce an altered, fraudulent copy of the Zapruder film, which the CIA then transports to NPIC in Washington and falsely claims is the original film. (Note: As I have previously emphasized, there is no evidence that Kodak personnel were involved in the CIA’s criminal conduct with respect to the Zapruder film.)

Monday, November 25, 1963: CIA asset C.D. Jackson authorizes LIFE‘s purchase of all rights, including print rights and film rights, to the Zapruder film for $150,000 — or the equivalent of about $1.4 million in today’s dollars. Jackson later announces that the Zapruder film will be sequestered and never shown to the American people.

It is that double event — the military’s fraudulent autopsy and the CIA’s fraudulent film — that establishes beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal culpability of the national-security establishment in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Fear of the truth

One of the big problems we face in this country is the unwillingness of so many Americans, including even some libertarians, to confront the evil that came to our nation when our governmental structure was changed from a limited-government republic to a national-security state. People simply do not want to believe that this transformation brought a cancer to the American body politic, including the omnipotent dark-side power of assassination, that is rotting our nation from within….

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