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First Name: Calvin

Last Name: Galloway


Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Burrel

Date of Birth: 10 January 1903

Date of Death: 28 January 1992

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Calvin Burrel Galloway


Calvin Burrel Galloway
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Medical Corps

Calvin Burrel Galloway was born on 10 January 1903.

Galloway was the Commanding Officer of the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, MD. He directed the autopsy of President John F. Kennedy through Dr. Humes, the attending pathologist, who performed the autopsy. Galloway indicated in his report that the exit wound in the throat was four inches higher than the Parkland Hospital record.

The conflicting reports of the Parkland Hospital autopsy records and the Bethesda Hospital autopsy records followed Admiral Galloway throughout the rest of his life. The location of the entrance and exit wounds were, and have been, debated ever since the assassination. The conflict went on for years with no certain resolution. Numerous inquiry boards and additional investigations usually included Admiral Galloway, but they always failed to come to a conclusion that satisfied everyone.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Calvin Burrel Galloway died on 28 January 1992. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 2532   Created by: MHOH




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