Betrayal: A JFK Honor Guard Speaks
The events of November 22, 1963 cast a dark pall over our nation. The assassination has been examined from many viewpoints: those of Dallas police officers, presidential aides, reporters, eyewitnesses. Now, the events after the murder of our 35th President are seen through the eyes of Hugh Clark. Hubert “Hugh” Clark was born into a large family where he knew love and discipline. He moved around a lot growing up and looked to distinguish himself. He enrolled in the Navy looking to perform his patriotic duty and get help with college. His service would lead to his being chosen for the Honor Guard. He would be appointed as pallbearer, serving in hundreds of funerals in 1963. His work on November 22, 1963 was fateful, but Clark wouldn’t realize how so until fifty-two years later. His route to Bethesda Naval Hospital and the whereabouts of the body of John F. Kennedy would raise questions with researchers as well as himself.
Betrayal is a fascinating addition to the vast assassination research library. The events leading up to and including the murder of JFK have been documented, scrutinized, and argued over for fifty-three years. A few books have looked into possible tampering with the President’s body, and Mr. Clark’s story posits more possibilities to the after-the-fact cover-up. A worthwhile read.
Hugh Clark • William Matson Law