U.S. Texas Governor John Connally (foreground) and President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy ride in the limousine as they depart Love Field Airport.  Date Photographed:November 23, 1963 // Dallas Morning News

U.S. Texas Governor John Connally (foreground) and President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy ride in the limousine as they depart Love Field Airport. Date Photographed:November 23, 1963 // Dallas Morning News

"It was a car full of yellow roses, red roses and blood, and it was all over us," Texas first lady Nellie Connally recalled about the presidential limousine years after the assassination. Her husband, Gov. John Connally, was seriously wounded in the attack.

"It was a car full of yellow roses, red roses and blood, and it was all over us," Texas first lady Nellie Connally recalled about the presidential limousine years after the assassination. Her husband, Gov. John Connally, was seriously wounded in the attack.

Nov 22, 1963: 53 Years Ago Today John F. Kennedy assassinated at 12:30 Dealey Plaza Dallas Texas. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting…

Nov 22, 1963: 53 Years Ago Today John F. Kennedy assassinated at 12:30 Dealey Plaza Dallas Texas. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting…

The president and first lady, accompanied by Texas governor John Connally, arriving at the Hotel Texas, Fort Worth, November 21, 1963

The president and first lady, accompanied by Texas governor John Connally, arriving at the Hotel Texas, Fort Worth, November 21, 1963

Texas surgeon recalls scenes in emergency room on 50th anniversary of JFK's death. Surgeon Dr 'Red' Duke was on duty when President Kennedy was admitted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He helped save the life of Governor John Connally, who was shot in the chest. Duke says he knew as soon as he saw President Kennedy that he had sustained a fatal injury. Dr Red Duke rarely speaks about the events of November 22, 1963.

Texas surgeon recalls scenes in emergency room on 50th anniversary of JFK's death. Surgeon Dr 'Red' Duke was on duty when President Kennedy was admitted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He helped save the life of Governor John Connally, who was shot in the chest. Duke says he knew as soon as he saw President Kennedy that he had sustained a fatal injury. Dr Red Duke rarely speaks about the events of November 22, 1963.

1961. 24 Mars. KN-C17371. President John F. Kennedy Walks with Secretary of the Navy John Connally, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Others. Photographer: Knudsen, Robert. Photographer, Captain Cecil Stoughton, stands in back, between President Kennedy and John Connally. West Wing Colonnade, White House, Washington, D.C.

1961. 24 Mars. KN-C17371. President John F. Kennedy Walks with Secretary of the Navy John Connally, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Others. Photographer: Knudsen, Robert. Photographer, Captain Cecil Stoughton, stands in back, between President Kennedy and John Connally. West Wing Colonnade, White House, Washington, D.C.

The real thing: President Kennedy smiles in the sun as he rides from the Dallas airport into the city with his wife and Texas Governor John Connally in a photo taken moments before he was shot 1963

The real thing: President Kennedy smiles in the sun as he rides from the Dallas airport into the city with his wife and Texas Governor John Connally in a photo taken moments before he was shot 1963

Bullet holes - including one around the front right chest - still draw the eye on Gov. John Connally's three-button black wool Oxford Clothes suit, though no bloodstains remain. Nellie Connally, who was at his side in the motorcade that day, had her husband's suit cleaned before presenting it to the state archives. It's the first public display of the clothing since Nov. 22, 1963

Bullet holes - including one around the front right chest - still draw the eye on Gov. John Connally's three-button black wool Oxford Clothes suit, though no bloodstains remain. Nellie Connally, who was at his side in the motorcade that day, had her husband's suit cleaned before presenting it to the state archives. It's the first public display of the clothing since Nov. 22, 1963

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