The Patient Is Dying : Adapted from Roger Craig's 1971 Manuscript When They Kill a President
The Patient is Dying is a new book adapted from an unpublished manuscript entitled When They Kill a President, that was originally written in 1971 by a former decorated Dallas County Deputy Sheriff named Roger Dean Craig. This book documents his eyewitness account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and his investigation in Dealey Plaza after it occurred, as well as the massive cover up that followed in the days, months, and years after it happened. Among the many events that Deputy Craig witnessed in Dealey Plaza on that day were: Lee Harvey Oswald (or an impostor) running from the Texas School Book Depository minutes after the assassination, and enter the passenger seat of a waiting Rambler station wagon, that was parked on Elm Street in front of the school book depository building. The Rambler station wagon speeding away from Dealey Plaza, while being driven by a husky Latin man, heading in the direction of Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas where Police Officer J. D. Tippit was later found shot to death, and whose murder would subsequently be blamed on Lee Harvey Oswald. A 7.65 Mauser rifle found on the 6th-floor of the school book depository, a completely different weapon than the one entered into evidence, a 6.5 Italian Mannlicher-Carcano, that connected Oswald to the assassination. Deputy Craig was called before the Warren Commission as a Key Witness in April of 1964. However, he would later discover that much of his testimony was altered, or did not appear in the final report at all. On February 14, 1969, Craig also testified as a Key Witness for New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison during his trial of a local businessman named Clay LaVerne Shaw, who had charged Shaw with being a co-conspirator in the assassination plot to kill President Kennedy. After years of intimidation, and numerous attempts made on his life to silence him, Craig was eventually found shot to death himself on May 15, 1975. The Dallas County Coroner ruled it to be a suicide, but after doing extensive research of my own, and conducting numerous interviews with people who knew him, I concluded that suicide was a very unlikely scenario in this case, and that murder was a far more likely explanation for how he died, after closely examining all of the circumstances behind his tragic death. Roger Dean Craig, who was named "Officer of the Year" in 1960 for outstanding performance in the line of duty, paid the ultimate price for trying to tell the truth about what he witnessed on November 22, 1963. His manuscript, and now this book, proves that there was a conspiracy to kill the 35th President of the United States of America. And Craig's heroic efforts and sacrifice to expose it shall not be forgotten." -Steve Cameron, Publisher of "The Patient Is Dying," and author of "The Deputy Interviews: The True Story of J.F.K. Assassination Witness, and Former Dallas Deputy Sheriff, Roger Dean Craig (www.stevecameronproductions.com) Foreword by J. Gary Shaw, Preface by Donald Jeffries, Introduction by Rita Musgrove, Afterword by Robert J. Groden, Edited by Steve Cameron, Published by Steve Cameron Productions (Copyright 2020).Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2020 by Nita Edwards: "Thank you. I am so blessed to have such an amazing author share my grandfather's account of the events he experienced around the Kennedy Assassination. We can only remember those we have lost by the words of those who keep them alive with their memories and words. Thank you from The bottom of my heart and the deepest of my soul for honoring my grandfather's name."Related titles: "The Deputy Interviews: The True Story of J.F.K. Assassination Witness, and Former Dallas Deputy Sheriff, Roger Dean Craig" by Steve Cameron, and "When They Kill a President: 2021 Special Edition" by Roger D. Craig, Introduction by Steve Cameron.
- Paperback | 122 pages
- 133 x 203 x 7mm | 136g
- 25 Jul 2020
- Independently Published