These big Texas interns kept saying, “Mrs. Kennedy, you come with us”, they wanted to take me away from him… But I said “I’m not leaving”… Dave Powers came running to me at the hospital, crying when he saw me, my legs, my hands were covered with his brains… When Dave saw this he burst out weeping… I said “I’m not going to leave him, I’m not going to leave him”… I was standing outside in this narrow corridor… ten minutes later this big policeman brought me a chair. I said, “I want to be in there when he dies”… so Burkeley forced his way into the operating room and said, “It’s her prerogative, it’s her prerogative…” and I got in, there were about forty people there. Dr. Perry wanted to get me out. But I said ‘It’s my husband, his blood, his brains are all over me.’ I held his hand all the time the priest was saying extreme unction. The ring was all blood-stained… so I put the ring on Jack’s finger… and then I kissed his hand…

- Jacqueline Kennedy, Camelot interview, November 29, 1963

These big Texas interns kept saying, “Mrs. Kennedy, you come with us”, they wanted to take me away from him… But I said “I’m not leaving”… Dave Powers came running to me at the hospital, crying when he saw me, my legs, my hands were covered with his brains… When Dave saw this he burst out weeping… I said “I’m not going to leave him, I’m not going to leave him”… I was standing outside in this narrow corridor… ten minutes later this big policeman brought me a chair. I said, “I want to be in there when he dies”… so Burkeley forced his way into the operating room and said, “It’s her prerogative, it’s her prerogative…” and I got in, there were about forty people there. Dr. Perry wanted to get me out. But I said ‘It’s my husband, his blood, his brains are all over me.’ I held his hand all the time the priest was saying extreme unction. The ring was all blood-stained… so I put the ring on Jack’s finger… and then I kissed his hand…

- Jacqueline Kennedy, Camelot interview, November 29, 1963

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